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RIL AGM 2019 highlights: JioGigaFiber commercial launch on September 5, other key announcements

Reliance is betting big on next-generation technologies Internet of Things, Blockchain, and ultra fast fixed broadband. The company on Monday announced a partnership with Microsoft for implementing Azure edge computing in its data centers. Mixed Reality and cloud gaming were also showcased at Reliance’s AGM today.Reliance also revealed its GigaFiber broadband service will be commercially available starting September 5. Reliance Jio’s Fiber data plans will be available at a starting price of 700 and go up to 10,000. The base plan of Jio Fiber will offer 100Mbps data speed and the maximum speed will go up to 1Gbps. Jio even demonstrated a speed test of its GigaFiber service reaching 1Gbps internet speeds. Reliance Jio is also offering free HD TV and set-top-box to customers who subscribe its annual Fiber plans. “Jio has made India data-shining bright. Today Jio customer base stands at over 340 million... The potential for growth is immense and half a billion customers, is now I believe well within our reach,” said RIL Chairman Mukesh Ambani.Here are the highlights from Reliance’s AGM today.

By HT CORRESPONDENT
| Updated on Aug 12 2019, 10:08 AM IST
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12 Aug 2019, 12:40 PM IST

Round up

Reliance announced a partnership with Saudi Aramco and BP. The company also introduced new products aimed at retail, entertainment and telecom sectors. Reliance’s JioGigaFiber broadband will be available starting September 5. Jio also introduced gaming platform and new TV service. Reliance is also going to focus on blockchain and edge computing as it announced partnership with Microsoft.

12 Aug 2019, 12:25 PM IST

New commerce

Reliance announces a “new commerce” initiative. Tech-enabled partnerships bring AI and other benefits for this “new commerce.”

12 Aug 2019, 12:12 PM IST

Satya Nadella at RIL AGM

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s message at AGM:Microsoft will partner Reliance Jio to offer 365 solutions and Azure cognitive services.

12 Aug 2019, 12:11 PM IST

Jio, Microsoft partnership

Reliance Jio and Microsoft have entered into a partnership to accelerate digital transformation in India. Reliance Jio will set up data centers across India while Microsoft will provide Azure computing platform.

12 Aug 2019, 12:07 PM IST

Blockchain

Reliance Jio will also use blockchain across industries. It will also use blockchain to offer users data privacy. Reliance will setup “the world’s largest blockchain network.” The company will also invest in Mixed Reality and Virtual Reality. It is also setting up a pan-India edge computing network.

12 Aug 2019, 12:05 PM IST

Jio Welcome Offer

“Jio Fiber Welcome Offer - Jio Fiber customers opting for annual plan - JIO-FOREVER plan - will get a FULL HD TV or a Home PC and a 4K SET-TOP-BOX absolutely free,” said Mukesh Ambani.

12 Aug 2019, 11:56 AM IST

GigaFiber availability & price

Reliance Jio GigaFiber will be commercially available from September 5. The base plan with 100Mbps will start at Rs 700 per month. The most premium Jio Fiber plan will cost Rs 10,000 per month. Fixed landline calling will be free. It also introduced low-cost pack for US/Canada international calling at Rs 500 per month. Premium Jio fiber customers will be able to watch newly released movies on the same day. Jio’s ‘First Day First Show’ release mid 2020. Jio Fiber will be bundled with popular OTT services.

12 Aug 2019, 11:52 AM IST

Entertainment and Mixed Reality

Reliance showcased a Mixed Reality solution for entertainment. The MR headset delivers a cinematic experience. The device is called Jio Holoboard. ALSO READ: Reliance Jio GigaFiber commercial launch announced: Check details here

12 Aug 2019, 11:49 AM IST

VR platform

Reliance introduced a new VR-based product. The demonstration shows users can do shopping through VR platform and even customise their purchases.

12 Aug 2019, 11:45 AM IST

Gaming platform

Reliance Jio introduces a new gaming platform.The gaming set-top-box supports all popular controllers. You can do multiplayer gaming. The platform leverages Gigafiber’s broadband service and is said to deliver “zero latency.”

12 Aug 2019, 11:41 AM IST

GigaFiber data speeds

Reliance Jio demonstrated its 1Gbps Gigafiber data speeds. It also showcased ultra fast multi-party video conferencing solution for home users. The base plan will offer 100Mbps of data speed.

12 Aug 2019, 11:38 AM IST

GigaFiber commercial launch

Jio Fiber Services will be launched on commercial basis on September 5 on Jio’s 3rd anniversary. The company also demonstrated 1Gbps data speeds.

12 Aug 2019, 11:35 AM IST

TV service

Reliance Jio’s 4K Set-top-box can accept broadcast signal from local cable operators partner cable.

12 Aug 2019, 11:34 AM IST

Jio GigaFiber

Ambani revealed Jio Fiber service generated 15 million registrations across 1,600 towns. The company plans to reach 20 million residences and 15 million business investments. Trial on-going with 0.5 million homes already. Jio is using “feedback” from the trial to fine-tune service.

12 Aug 2019, 11:29 AM IST

Jio’s new four new connectivity windows

Ambani said Jio will now focus on the following: 

Internet of Things

Home broadband service

Enterprise broadband service

SME broadband service

First Published Date: 12 Aug, 10:08 AM IST
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