Market Disruptions: Reliance Jio Unveils JioGigaFiber, JioPhone 2


Disrupting the India’s communications market scenario, Reliance Jio has unveiled an array of products and services including its much-awaited JioGigaFiber and JioPhone 2 in India.

The company unveiled these as part of its AGM. It has also confirmed that Reliance Jio has crossed 200 million subscriber mark in close to 22 months of launch in September 2016. The announcement was made by Reliance Industries Limited chairman Mukesh Ambani at the Reliance Industries’ Limited (RIL) Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Mumbai.

The company has also announced that taking forward the legacy of JioPhone, Reliance JioPhone 2 will get support for Facebook, WhatsApp and YouTube apps, which will be commercially available starting August 15.

Reliance Jio has also announced its JioGigaFiber service along with GigaRouter for broadband. Jio is currently in the process of beta testing the service and users can register interest in JioGigaFiber from August 15.

Reliance JioPhone 2 will be available at an introductory price of Rs 2,999 from August 15. The phone comes with QWERT keypad and supports horizontal screen viewing.

Reliance Jio crosses 200 million subscribers base in 22 months

Reliance Jio has crossed 200 million subscribers mark in 22 months. The service was launched in September 2016. Last year, Reliance Industries Limited chairman Mukesh Ambani announced the service provider crossed 130 million subscribers base in one year of its operations.

Reliance JioGigaFiber

The company has announced that JioGigaFiber will be available in over 1,100 Indian cities from August 15. And as part of this offering, it will offer 100mbps speeds for services such as video conferencing, smart home solutions, online gaming, 4K video services, and more.

JioPhone 2: Price in India, features, and specifications

The company has informed that Reliance JioPhone 2 is getting a new look now, with a 2.4-inch QVGA display that comes with 320×240 pixels. The new phone also comes packed with a QWERTY-keypad. It features 512MB RAM and 4GB internal storage (expandable up to 128GB via a microSD card slot). The dual-SIM handset supports VoLTE and VoWiFi. It has a battery of 2,000mAh.

Reliance JioPhone 2 will be available from August 15 at an introductory price of Rs 2,999.

Reliance has unveiled its JioGigaFiber fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband service. Presently, the service is being beta tested at multiple locations of the country.

Users can register their interest in JioGigaFiber from August 15. Reliance Jio will prioritise the roll out based on the number of interests that it gets from various localities.

JioGigaFiber will come with its own router – JioGigaRouter, and along with that users will be able to get the bundled Jio GigaTV, in the form of the 4K-enabled media streaming box.

Monsoon Hungama offer launched, JioGigaFiber, JioPhone 2 to be available from August 15

The Monsoon Hungama offer by Reliance Jio will start on July 21. As part of this offer, users can exchange their existing feature phones for a new JioPhone for just Rs 501. Also starting August 15, the QWERTY-keypad enabled JioPhone 2 will be available at an introductory price of Rs 2,999.

Reliance Jio Smart Home accessories

In its bid to deliver a connected home experience for its customers, the company has also unveiled Jio smart home solutions – such as Door Bells, TV camera, plugs etc. These accessories can be used to control the entire home via MyJio application.

Reliance Jio Gigarouter

With the help of Jio Gigarouter, customers will be able to watch 600 plus channels, millions of songs, and more in ultra HD in 4K resolution.

The company is going to offer a voice command feature on TV as well. And there is more! With Jio GigaTV calling feature, users will be able to video call every other TV connected to JioGigaFibre. Users can also call smartphones, tablets on any other network as well. And hence, a TV will become a multi-function device – rather than just an entertainment box.

JioPhone 2 – comes packed with new Features, Capabilities

JioPhone 2, a high-end model of JioPhone has been announced as well. It will have a horizontal screen viewing experience and a full keypad, along with other features. YouTube, Facebook, and WhatsApp are also coming to JioPhone.

Reliance Jio has 215 million customers

Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani addresses shareowners at the company’s AGM. Reliance Jio has 215 million customers now within 22 months of start. Data usage has grown from 125 crore GB to more than 240 crore GB per month.

Reliance JioPhone has over 25 million users in India

“Reliance JioPhone now has more than 25 million users in India. We are now taking JioPhone to the next level,” Ambani informed during the AGM.