Reliance Jio to Launch Advanced Products and Services in 2017

Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio has hugely impacted the telecom industry since its launch in September 2016. With its free services, the company gained over 100 million subscribers in just 170 days of its launch.

The telecom company has always surprised everyone with its new offers and services. Some more services and products that Reliance Jio is likely to roll out this year are:

  1. JioMoney

The JioMoney app is already available. However, it is expected that the company will heavily promote the app, this year. Users use JioMoney for online payments and at some retail stores. According to sources, users will soon be able to use the app for metro tickets and at convenience stores. Moreover, the company will also allow users to manage all the payment receipts over the cloud.

  1. Broadband service

Reliance Jio is working to establish a Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband service. It has already begun pilot project for the same. The company stated that the project would soon be expanded into other cities as well. The FTTH service will offer a speed as high as 1 Gbps to the users. As per a report, users are getting a speed ranging from 70 MB/s to 100 MB/s under the pilot project.

  1. DTH service

Reliance Jio will be launching a Direct-to-Home (DTH) TV service. The service will have more than 350 channels, including 50 HD channels. Users having Jio SIM, JioTV app, and Jio home broadband connection will be able to use the DTH service. The Reliance Jio DTH set-top box will be a hybrid device that will enable users to enjoy streaming services along with cable channels. The content will be stored on Jio’s cloud platform and subscribers will be able to watch old programs. The DTH service may also come with features like voice controls, and ability to play games on the cloud.

  1. 4G VoLTE feature phone 

Reliance Jio will be unveiling a 4G VoLTE-enabled feature phone. It is expected that the phone will have hardware buttons for varied Jio apps like JioMusic, MyJio, JioCinema, and JioTV. It is also expected that the phones will be priced between INR 999 and INR 1500.

  1. Home automation products 

Under the Reconnect brand, Reliance group will introduce a number of accessories. The company will be working on home automation products integrated with the Jio network. The technology will enable users to control the products from anywhere.

  1. Other smart products

Reliance Jio is working on the feature of watching content on one screen and continuing it on another one, seamlessly. It is making devices for the same. Moreover, the company is developing an app called Jio MediaShare, which will let users stream content on mobile phones from PC or laptop.

It is predicted that Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Jio will launch all the first four services and products, this year; while only some home automation and other smart products will be unveiled in 2017.

Summary

It is expected that Reliance Jio will launch advanced products and services like JioMoney upgradation, DTH service, broadband service, 4G VoLTE feature phone, home automation and other smart products in 2017.

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