With around eight months remaining for the BWA rollout obligations to kick in, it seems like Reliance Industries' data services venture Reliance Jio is finally getting ready for a commercial launch in India. Earlier this week, a preview site (preview.jioconnect.com) that is registered to Reliance Industries's RelianceDomains went live for a short period of time providing information on Reliance Jio's Broadband tariffs, digital services and connectivity bundles among others. This was first spotted by TelecomTalk. The site has since been taken down, although it is still accessible via Google cache. FIP Alpha On offer is Fibre to the Home (FTTH) Broadband connections termed as "FIP Alpha" that claims to offer speeds of 100 Mbps and 100GB usage limit at tariffs starting at Rs 1 per month. Note that these tariffs could just as well be a place holder and might be changed at launch. We also feel the usage limit is probably too low considering the speeds being offered, although its possible that Reliance Jio will offer higher usage limits (and hopefully true unlimited plans) at higher tariffs. It is also providing broadband connections bundled with its file sharing service JioDrive through which Reliance Jio claims to offer 100GB of storage space to consumers. Reliance Industries had earlier mentioned that it is rolling-out high speed internet services via optical fibre (FTTX) in over 900 cities/towns in the country along with piloting Wi-Fi hotspots in eight locations at Ahmedabad and nine locations at Baroda and Surat. It seems like Reliance Jio will be offering these WiFi services…
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