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Jio AirFiber Launch On Ganesh Chaturthi - What Should You Know?

In the 46th Reliance Annual General Meeting (Reliance AGM 2023) held on 28 August 2023, Mukesh Ambani, the Chairperson of Reliance Industries, announced the launch of Jio AirFiber on Ganesh Chaturthi, 19 September 2023. At the time of his disclosure on the key achievements of AirFiber services, he said, “In just a few years, despite COVID-19 disruptions, JioFiber has crossed 10 million subscribers, each of whom consumes, on average, over 280 GB of data per month ─ which is over 10 times higher than our per-capita mobile data consumption”. Further, he added that his company will accelerate the expansion of Jio 10 times from 15 000 connections a day to 150 000 connections a day with the launch of Jio AirFiber.

Jio AirFiber - What Is IT?

As a new wireless internet service, Jio AirFiber gives high-speed internet connectivity with the use of 5G technology. As per this telecommunication company, the internet speed offered by Jio AirFiber will be higher in comparison with conventional fiber based optic connections. Users can get an internet speed of up to 1GBPS. They (users) have to plug it in and turn it on to install Jio AirFiber. For the installation, users must have a personal Wi-Fi hotspot connected with an ultra-high-speed internet service such as Jio True 5G.

Difference Between Jio Fiber and Jio AirFiber

Jio Fiber is a fiber optic based technology. To use the internet through Jio Fiber, you, users, need to get the optic fiber wire directly in your home and connect it to the Wi-Fi router or a device (laptop, desktop, etc.). Jio Fiber offers stable internet connectivity, but needs more dense infrastructure for the same. On the other hand, Jio AirFiber allows you, users, to access it just by turning on a requisite device. You can buy that device and turn it on to avail Jio AirFiber service. Working as a Wi-Fi hotspot, it offers higher internet speed in comparison with a conventional Wi-Fi router.

Benefits of Using Jio AirFiber

In addition to higher internet speeds, Jio AirFiber will offer several other services to make internet usage safer for users. Some significant benefits of Jio AirFiber are as follows:

• Parental control - With Jio AirFiber, you will have parental control tools that will help you restrict and manage the content availability for your children. Further, it will assure efficient and improved device connectivity due to in-built Wi-Fi 6 technology.   
• Easy integration of devices - Jio AirFiber will be a facility to integrate Jio Set Top Box that will help you connect your high speed internet with your TV while viewing it on the same network.
• Easy installation and management - Through an app on your smartphone, you can easily manage your Jio AirFiber.
• Complete control over the network - Jio AirFiber will enable you to block particular websites or devices to have more personalized and secure online experience.

Jio AirFiber Price

As a potential user, you would be very eager to know the cost you would have to pay for using Jio AirFiber after its availability from 19 September 2023. According to an Economics Times report, the device would cost around INR 6 000.  

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