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Jio Fiber & Airtel gear up for broadband plans

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MUMBAI: Reliance Jio is reportedly offering a minimum of 100Mbps for the home broadband consumers, and the plans are expected to be affordable even as Airtel introduced 250 GB free broadband data plan.

The commercial roll out of Jio?s Fiber to the Home (FTTH) broadband service may happen in June 2017, according to a previous report in Teleanalysis.

Reliance Jio?s Fiber Preview offer has been rolled out in some areas of Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Surat, Jamnagar, and Vadodara. The service is set for launch in other cities in a phased format.

In September 2016, some users had discussed how the testing had begun in select residential colonies in the city of Chennai.

Meanwhile, Airtel has introduced 250 GB free broadband data plan for postpaid customers ahead of the Jio fibre launch.

Airtel has come up with a promotional offer that gives 5 GB of additional data every month. The company has announced its myHOME offer which is valid for each postpaid connection and digital TV service from 1 July. As per details on the site, the customer will not incur any charges for the extra data given under this offer.

A user can bundle up to 25 postpaid connections and 25 DTH connections with the broadband service which accounts to 250 GB of additional broadband data per month.

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