Mukesh Ambani launches Jio Phone 2, available at Rs. 2999

Reliance announces the JioPhone 2 and Jio GigaFiber FTTH service

The JioPhone 2 looks similar to old BlackBerry phones and offers same features of the original JioPhone. The company will also announce the price plans for its JioFiber broadband service.

"The three most popular apps YouTube, WhatsApp and Facebook will be available to all the Jio Phone users from 15th August", Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani said. JioGigaFiber services will also allow TV-to-TV calling within the comfort of homes. The company is betting big on the optical fiber-based fixed broadband segment which is now dominated by BSNL, Bharti Airtel along with other smaller players.

Jio, the company's telecom service, will move India to top five nations in fixed line broadband in coming year, Ambani said.

The next announcement is JioPhone 2. Jio has been testing its internet service in a few cities in India for a few months now, but the company seems to be ready finally to launch it officially now. Besides, he also launched Jio Gigafibre. Further, users can use voice commands on microphone-enabled TV remote to access Jio suites of apps including Jio TV, Jio Cinema and more. With this new subscriber base number, Jio has closed the gap with Vodafone India and Idea Cellular, whose subscriber base is above 220 million at the end of April 2018.

Reliance Industries has made a slew of Jio announcements, ranging from the Jio Phone 2 to the much-awaited Jio GigaFiber broadband service.

For its new commerce platform, the RIL will develop a synergy between Reliance Retail and Jio. "We will now extend fiber connectivity to homes, merchants, small and medium enterprises and large enterprises simultaneously across 1,100 cities to offer the most advanced fiber-based broadband connectivity solutions", daughter of Mukesh, Isha Ambani said. If you are interested in getting a JioGigaFiber connection, you can show the interest by going to Jio.com or through MyJio app from August 15th. Indian consumers have been struggling for years with slow broadband Internet speeds and high prices, so the arrival of affordable FTTH services can change the game entirely.

Jio GigaTV will let users call other GigaTV users, as well as mobile users on other cellular networks.

The company will also launch Jio Smart Home Accessories like sensors to detect and regulate water leak, temperature, lighting and electrical appliances. While detailed battery life estimates are not available for the JioPhone 2, the JioPhone is claimed to offer up to 12 hours of talk time and up to 15 days of standby time.

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