Jio showcases its satellite broadband, to tie up with SES Satellites

Reliance Jio Infocomm delivers high speed broadband services to over 450 million consumers & it has added JioSpaceFiber to its premier line up of broadband services to boost digital inclusivit

Jio Satellite Broadband

New Delhi: Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited demonstrated its new satellite broadband, called JioSpaceFiber, at India Mobile Congress on Friday. The service will be available across the length and breadth of the country at highly affordable prices, said a company official.

According to reports, Jio delivers high speed broadband fixed line and wireless services to over 450 million Indian consumers. To accelerate digital inclusivity for every household in India, Jio has added JioSpaceFiber to its premier line up of broadband services, JioFiber and JioAirFiber.

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With Jio, consumers and businesses have unprecedented access to reliable, low latency and high-speed internet and entertainment services, regardless of location. The satellite network will also support additional capacity for mobile backhaul, further enhancing the availability and scale of Jio True5G in the remotest parts of the country, said a Jio press note.

Jio to partner with SES Satellites use latest technology

Jio is partnering with SES Satellites to access the world’s latest in medium earth orbit (MEO) satellite technology, the only MEO constellation capable of delivering truly unique Gigabit, fiber-like services from space. With Jio having access to a combination of SES’s O3b and new O3b mPOWER satellites, it is the only company that offers game-changing technology, providing scalable and affordable broadband across all of India with a level of guaranteed reliability and service flexibility that is a first in the industry.

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To demonstrate its power and reach, four of the remotest locations in India have already been connected with JioSpaceFiber such as Gir in Gujarat, Korba in Chattisgarh, Nabrangpur in Odissa and ONGC-Jorhat in Assam.

“Jio have enabled millions of homes and businesses in India to experience broadband internet for the first time. With JioSpaceFiber, we expand our reach to cover the millions yet to be connected,” said Akash Ambani, chairman, Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited. “JioSpaceFiber will allow everyone, everywhere, to fully participate in the new digital society with gigabit access to online government, education, health, and entertainment services,” he added.

Jio claims to support Central Govt’s digital India initiatives

“Together with Jio, we are honoured to support the Central government’s Digital India initiative with a unique solution that aims at delivering multiple gigabits per second of throughput to any location in India,” said John-Paul Hemingway, chief strategy officer at SES. “Our first fiber-like services from space are already deployed today in parts of India, and we cannot wait to see how this will lead to digital transformation even in the most rural parts of the country.”

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