Jio GigaFiber registrations: 900 cities to get early access to Jio GigaFiber connections?
Jio GigaFiber broadband services are expected to completely disrupt the Indian broadband market with its affordable pricing and high-speed data, and while Reliance Jio’s FTTH broadband services are expected to become an instant hit in the country, Jio GigaFiber broadband is confirmed to have received a huge interest from around 900 cities and towns across India.
For the unknown, Reliance Jio had confirmed that the initial rollout of Jio GigaFiber broadband services will be limited to 1,100 Indian cities and since the company has received such a huge interest from 900 cities, Jio GigaFiber already seems to be a success story for the company.
On the other hand, the biggest factor behind this response can be the fact that the Jio GigaFiber registrations are free and users can show their interest without paying any registration fees. On the other hand, Reliance Jio has also said that the Jio GigaFiber rollout will be on a priority basis based on the number of registrations received from a particular locality.
Meanwhile, a report by Economic Times suggests that Reliance Jio has confirmed getting a great response from 900 India cities and towns, however, it further adds that the company is facing some last mile connectivity issues since the local cable operators (LCOs) in key markets are showing some resistance by not partnering with Jio GigaFiber.
LCOs in Maharashtra, Delhi, and Karnataka regions have highlighted that the main reason of this last mile problem for Jio GigaFiber is a result of Jio not partnering with LCOs and instead directly approaching resident welfare associations (RWAs) and housing societies for their home broadband services.
On the other hand, the ET report also adds that the local cable operators also fear they won’t be able to compete with Jio GigaFiber which is expected to offer high-speed connectivity at dirt cheap prices.