Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited, a subsidiary of Jio Platforms Limited, introduced Jio SpaceFiber, a first-ever satellite-based GigaFiber service, at the inauguration of the India Mobile Congress 2023 held in New Delhi.
The primary goal of Jio SpaceFiber is to deliver high-speed broadband services to areas in India that were previously beyond the reach of such connectivity. The product's services will be accessible throughout the entire expanse of the nation, offered at exceptionally budget-friendly rates. Presently, Jio SpaceFiber is already in operation in four of the most remote areas in India, including Gir in Gujarat, Korba in Chhattisgarh, Nabarangpur in Odisha, and ONGC-Jorhat in Assam.
“Jio has 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. JioSpaceFiber will allow everyone, everywhere, to fully participate in the new digital society with gigabit access to online government, education, health, and entertainment services,” said Akash Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited.
Through partnering with SES, the company is tapping into the medium earth orbit (MEO) satellite technology. Leveraging SES's O3b and the latest O3b mPOWER satellites, Jio aims to provide Gigabit internet services that are equivalent to fiber-optic connectivity, directly from space.
Jio presently caters to more than 450 million consumers in India by providing high-speed broadband services via both fixed-line and wireless connections. In its commitment to advancing digital inclusivity for every Indian household, Jio has introduced JioSpaceFiber as a valuable addition to its premium broadband service offerings, which include JioFiber and JioAirFiber.