Reliance Jio has officially launched its new wireless internet service, JioAirFiber, which aims to meet the connectivity needs of home entertainment, smart home services, and high-speed broadband users.
The objective is to provide high-speed internet access across India. During the 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM), Jio introduced JioAirFiber, emphasizing that its extensive optical fiber infrastructure covers more than 1.5 million kilometers throughout India.
“With Jio AirFiber, we are expanding our addressable market to rapidly cover every home in our country with similar quality of service. Jio AirFiber will enable millions of homes with world-class digital entertainment, smart home services, and broadband through its solutions across education, health, surveillance, and smart home,” said Akash Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited.
With this vast optical-fiber network, Jio can reach over 200 million locations. However, despite this broad coverage, the company faces the challenge of establishing physical last-mile connectivity, often leading” to significant delays in various parts of the country. Consequently, millions of potential customers still need home broadband due to the complexities and time required to extend optical fiber connections to their premises.
Jio AirFiber guarantees fiber-like speeds without the requirement for physical wiring. It’s a hassle-free setup – users need to plug it in, power it on, and they’re ready to enjoy high-speed internet. Moreover, users can establish a personal Wi-Fi hotspot within their homes, connecting to ultra-high-speed internet supported by True 5G technology.
Jio AirFiber Plans
Jio’a AirFiber internet services can be broadly classified into AirFiber and AirFiber Max. Both these categories have various tiers, all of which come with over 550 digital channels and 14 apps.
The AirFiber has three plans. For Rs 599 a month, which gets you virtually unlimited data at 30Mbps, and the other for Rs 899 a month, which gets you virtually unlimited data at 100Mbps. For Rs 1199, you are again getting 100Mbps and almost limitless data. However, what sets this one apart is the OTT options.
With the Rs 599 and the Rs 899 plan, you get access to 14 OTT apps. With the Rs 1,199 Plan, you can access those 14 OTT apps, along with Netflix, an Amazon Prime account for Prime Video, and JioCinema Premium subscriptions. As stated before, you get over 550 digital channels, which will be accessible through a set-top box.
Like the AirFiber category, you again get three options to choose from.
For Rs 1,499, you can get virtually unlimited data at 300Mbps; for Rs 2,499, you get almost complete data at 500Mbps; and for Rs 3,999 a month, you get data speed of 1000Mbps for almost limitless data.
For any of the plans you choose under Air FiberMax, you will get over 550 digital channels, which will be accessible through a set-top box. You will also get subscriptions to over 14 OTT apps, including Netflix, JioCinema Premium, an Amazon Prime account, and Prime Video.
Do note that Jio AirFiber Max will only be available in select areas. All plans are available in 6 and 12-month package options as well.
There is an installation fee of Rs 1000, but that gets waived if you choose an annual plan. You can also buy a yearly plan and then convert it to an EMI.