New Delhi: Leading Indian operator Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd on Friday announced the launch of satellite broadband service Jio Space Fiber, which was introduced at India Mobile Congress as a satellite service The country’s first giga fiber optic cable.
Satellite broadband aims to expand high-speed Internet access to previously untapped areas of India. To showcase its vast reach, the Mukesh Ambani-backed telco connected four remote locations: Gir in Gujarat, Korba in Chattisgarh, Nabrangpur in Odissa and ONGC in Jorhat, Assam.
“Jio has brought high-speed Internet to millions of homes and businesses in India for the first time. With JioSpaceFiber, we are expanding our reach to reach millions of unconnected people,” said Akash Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. He added that Jio Space Fiber aims to provide everyone with the opportunity to fully participate in a growing digital society, by providing gigabit-level access to government, education and government services. education, health care and online entertainment.
To improve the availability of Jio True5G even in remote areas, the satellite network will also add mobile transmission capacity. Along with SES, Jio will leverage the latest satellite technology in Medium Earth Orbit (MEO). This tie-up gives Jio access to SES’s O3b and O3b mPOWER satellites, uniquely positioning the company to deliver reliable and scalable broadband, the company said in a statement. at competitive prices across India.
John-Paul Hemingway, Chief Strategy Officer at SES said: “Together with Jio, we are honored to support the Indian government’s Digital India initiative with a unique solution that provides multi-gigabit-per-second speeds to any location in India.” “Our first fiber-to-space services are now rolling out in parts of India and we look forward to seeing how this will drive digital transformation soon,” he added. even in the most rural areas of the country.”
Jio has provided high-speed broadband access to more than 450 million Indians through landlines and wireless, according to a company statement. JioSpaceFiber joins Jio’s existing portfolio of broadband services, including JioFiber and JioAirFiber, ensuring consumers and businesses can enjoy reliable, fast and latency-free Internet and entertainment services low regardless of their location.
During the opening session, Ambani said Jio will roll out one 5G cell every 10 seconds, installing over 10 lakh 5G cells across 22 circles of India.
“I am honored to share that Jio has single-handedly contributed 85% of the country’s total 5G capacity… and offers one of the fastest 5G Internet speeds in the world,” he said. 100% in-house 5G system, designed, developed and manufactured entirely by Indian talent.
With 5G infrastructure, including services like JioFiber and JioAirFiber, Jio can provide 5G access to over 200 million unconnected homes and premises, making India the broadband capital of the world, Ambani added that India is ranked among the top three 5G-enabled countries. , with more than 125 million 5G users.
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