Jio's IoT platform to be commercially available from January 2020: Mukesh Ambani

Daniel Fowler
August 12, 2019

He said that plan will start at monthly rental of Rs 700 and go up to Rs 10,000.

JioFiber data plans will be bundled with subscriptions to premium OTT platforms.

First day First show Premium Jio customers will be able to watch a movie on the very day it released, beamed into their homes. More features for JioFiber users include free voice calls to anyone in the country. The company's also offering unlimited free calls to the USA and Canada for Rs 500 ($7.04) per month. The users who will pay the annual package fee in advance will get the free TV from Jio. Jio has not specified which OTT plans it will offer as yet. The Jio GigaFiber has been in trial for nearly a year now and could launch commercially.

Mukesh Ambani, the chairman of Reliance Jio Infocomm and Reliance Industries, is all set to unveil attractive broadband-cum-TV plans under Reliance Gigafiber at the annual general meeting of Reliance Industries at 11 AM.

The complete details of the plans will be available from September 5, 2019.

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Some officials also see the rise of Huawei and other Chinese tech competitors as a potential threat to USA industrial leadership. Its bigger rival Samsung Electronics has been using its own operating system called Tizen in smartwatches and televisions.

Ambani also revealed that the Jio GigaFiber IoT (Internet of Things) platform will be commercially available from January 1, 2020. Also demoed at the event was the use-case applications Jio HoloBoard mixed reality (MR) headset, developed in collaboration with Tesseract. Also announced were blockchain developments, where the company plans to create one of the largest networks with tens of thousands of nodes over the next 12 months with the aim to store Indian data securely within Indian borders. "As India is getting transformed into New India, Reliance will also transform itself into New Reliance", said Mukesh Ambani.

With regard to cloud infrastructure, Ambani announced that RIL has entered into a long-term alliance with Microsoft to "accelerate digital transformation".

He also said that the future of India and of Reliance has never looked brighter than it is now.

As for MSMEs, Ambani said it costs such companies between Rs. 15,000 and Rs. 20,000 a month for a bundle of connectivity, productivity, and automation tools. Once this data was exhausted, users could get a top-up of additional 40GB data.

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