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Jio Platforms Unveils AirFiber: A Revolutionary Step in 5G Connectivity



Mett.Ai News Desk

Jio's AirFiber Launch Marks a Milestone in 5G Connectivity, Paving the Way for a Broadband Revolution

In a groundbreaking move set to reshape the landscape of India's broadband market, Jio Platforms has launched the AirFiber - a cutting-edge wireless plug-and-play 5G hotspot. This move underscores the telecom giant's relentless pursuit of capturing a substantial share of the broadband sector.

Having debuted the concept last year, Jio Platforms now seeks to bolster its 5G user base and revolutionize wired broadband connections through AirFiber. The device, slated for release on September 19, is poised to set new benchmarks for connectivity. Pricing details are poised for imminent announcement, generating heightened anticipation within the market.

Mukesh Ambani, the chairman of Reliance Industries, expounded on the monumental capabilities of AirFiber at the company's annual general meeting on Monday. Ambani unveiled the game-changing potential of AirFiber, explaining, "We can currently connect around 15,000 premises daily, but with Jio AirFiber, we can supercharge this expansion with up to 150,000 connections per day. This is a 10-fold increase, expanding our addressable market over the next three years to over 200 million high-paying homes and premises."

The Jio AirFiber experience is seamlessly integrated with the Jio Home app, empowering users to manage, authorize, and regulate Wi-Fi access with ease. Taking a step further, Reliance introduces an AI-driven Proactive Quality Monitoring feature. This groundbreaking addition automatically optimizes the Wi-Fi network by analyzing usage patterns and proactively addressing potential issues before they arise.

The unveiling of Jio Platforms' AirFiber comes on the heels of its arch-competitor Bharti Airtel's launch of Xstream AirFiber earlier this month. The Xstream AirFiber comes with a compelling 100 Mbps monthly plan, affordably priced at approximately $10 per month, requiring a six-month commitment and a refundable security deposit surpassing $30.

After a successful entry into 5G services in India last year, Jio Platforms now boasts an impressive subscriber base that exceeds 50 million. The company's 5G network coverage extends over 96% of census towns nationwide, underscoring its dedication to nationwide connectivity. With an even more expansive vision, Jio Platforms aspires to extend its advanced cellular network to encompass "every town" in India by the culmination of 2023. The conglomerate's annual meeting unveiled a staggering statistic: its user base in the country surpasses 450 million, with each user consuming an average of 25GB of data per month.

With Jio Platforms' AirFiber poised to redefine 5G connectivity and bolster Jio's market position, the Indian broadband sector is primed for a transformative phase. As September 19 approaches, all eyes are on this technological marvel, eagerly awaiting its impact on the digital landscape.

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