WhatsApp, YouTube, and Facebook on JioPhone; telco announces fiber broadband

Jio Monsoon offer Here's how you can get new Jio Phone 2 for Rs 500

Mumbai-headquartered Reliance also announced the launch of a new internet-enabled low-priced phone at 2,999 Indian rupees ($43.62).

Ambani also unveiled the JioPhone "Monsoon Hungama" offer.

The Jio Smart Home solution includes smart cameras, smart plugs, IR blasters, Smoke sensors, gas leak sensors, audio dongle, video dongle, Wifi extender, TV cameras, and much more.

After announcing the launch of JioGigaFiber, Ambani stepped aside for a while to let his daughter Isha, son Akash and Reliance Jio Director Kiran Thomas address the audience. In essence, you can exchange your old JioPhone for a new one for just Rs 501. The device offers support for 24 Indian languages and voice commands.

While explaining the broadband for large enterprises, Ambani said that fixed-line broadband will mean having the ability to compete in the global marketplace, using digital tools and techniques that are powering the fourth industrial revolution. India now ranks 134 in fixed line broadband services with the quality and speed of services leaving much to be desired. The WiFi calling will also work on the JioPhone 2.

This new launch by the RIL is expected to disrupt the home broadband services segment of India. Available from August 15th, Jio GigaFiber is said to bring a gigabit connection at a more affordable cost.

Reliance's JioPhone will have native apps that support YouTube, Facebook and WhatsApp, the company announced at their Annual General Meeting.

AGM, the company's chairman Mukesh Ambani revealed that the broadband service will roll-out from 15 August across 1,100 cities simultaneously. "Jio is determined to move India to among the top 5 in fixed-line broadband", Ambani told shareholders at the oil-to-telecoms giant's 41st annual general meeting (AGM). He said, "Jio has enabled Reliance to strategically reinvent itself as a Technology Platform Company". Registrations for JioGigaFiber will begin from August 15. However, the Jio Phone platform does not have access to some of the most widely used apps in India. You can also call a mobile or tablet connected to every network. Fixed-line broadband offers hundreds to megabits, even gigabits per second of data speeds.

After launching JioPhone a year ago, Reliance has announced JioPhone 2 at an introductory price of Rs 2,999.

Smart Homes With its new JioGigaFiber network, Reliance Jio is also looking at building an ecosystem for high-speed IoT and democratising other futuristic technologies such as Virtual Reality.

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