Reliance Jio Introduces Jio SpaceFiber: India’s Premier Satellite-Powered Gigafiber Internet Solution

  • The three-day India Mobile Congress 2023 commenced in New Delhi.
  • During the event, Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited, a part of Jio Platforms Limited, introduced Jio SpaceFiber, marking it as India’s pioneering satellite-based GigaFiber service.
  • Akash Ambani, the Chairman of Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited, launched Jio SpaceFiber with Prime Minister Narendra Modi present at the event.
  • Jio currently serves over 450 million consumers with high-speed broadband, both through fixed-line and wireless.
  • Jio SpaceFiber is designed to accelerate digital inclusion across India, complementing Jio’s existing broadband services, JioFiber and JioAirFiber.
  • The primary aim of Jio SpaceFiber is to provide rapid broadband connectivity to areas in India that previously had limited access. The service promises nationwide coverage at competitive pricing.
  • Jio has collaborated with SES to utilize advanced medium earth orbit (MEO) satellite tech, notably SES’s O3b and the new O3b mPOWER satellites.
  • This collaboration positions Jio as the sole provider harnessing this innovative tech, promising scalable, affordable, and highly reliable broadband access across India.
  • Presently, Jio SpaceFiber is functional in four remote Indian regions: Gir in Gujarat, Korba in Chattisgarh, Nabrangpur in Odissa, and ONGC-Jorhat in Assam.
  • Akash Ambani emphasized Jio SpaceFiber’s role in bridging the digital gap, ensuring gigabit-speed internet access to crucial online services for all.
  • Jio assured that consumers and businesses will benefit from dependable, swift internet and entertainment services, regardless of their geographical location. The satellite network will also boost Jio True5G’s reach and capacity, especially in India’s remote areas.