Is Reliance Jio Infocomm Rolling Out FTTH Broadband Network along with 4G/ LTE ?

Reliance Jio Infocomm will launch 4G / LTE Services by the end of this year, at least in Delhi NCR and Mumbai region. According to Analysts in the Research community, their is a buzz that Reliance Jio Infocomm will launch FTTx [Home / Enterprise]

G V Giri @ IIFLCap said,

RIL may also use FTTX (Fibre to the x) to service the home and enterprise broadband market, chiefly the former. It may bundle broadband services of various hues above in a single offering

Goldman Sachs Report said,

RIL’s focus is on offering high speed services and considering that TDLTE ecosystem is at a nascent stage, we believe the company will focus more on fiber based fixed-line services and nomadic LTE (in limited areas) in the near term

Other Device & Services  that Reliance Jio will launch along with 4G LTE Launch is as follows,

  • RJI may offer Wi-Fi devices connected to a 4G network. These are portable, phone-sized, Wi-Fi hotspot generators to which mobile phones, tablets and desktops can link. A mobile Wi-Fi device is likely to appeal to home broadband users, a market that was hitherto inaccessible due to the high cost of laying fiber.
  • Reliance Jio may also put up Wi-Fi access points (APs) in public places, which will link with the 4G network. These access points would enable users with Wi-Fi devices to connect.
  • They are considering tablets pre-loaded with Reliance Jio Apps apps, which Mukesh Ambani alluded to at its AGM; healthcare, financial services, and education would be some of the verticals in focus.

Reliance Jio will also offer its own VoIP App for Mobiles and Tablets. However, this will not change the 2G Voice Offerings by existing Wireless Players as it is impossible a task for Reliance Jio to reach ubiquity which existing 2G GSM/CDMA operators have reached.