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Jio Giga Fiber Announced for 1,100 Cities Registrations Begin August 15

Reliance a year ago launched the JioPhone, which allowed digital payments and was effectively free: buyers could get a device for a refundable fee of 1,500 rupees.

Speaking at the Reliance Industries' 41st Annual General Meeting, Mukesh Ambani highlighted that Jio's subscribers grew from 124 million at the end of a year ago to 210 million at the end of FY18.

Jio's fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) efforts have been on beta in a few thousand homes. Jio, however, is promising data speeds up to 1Gbps and will reach a larger area, with over 1,000 cities upon its launch.

Jio is also going to roll out "revolutionary" smart home solutions. Jio has been testing its internet service in a few cities in India for a few months now, but the company seems to be ready finally to launch it officially now.

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"People who were affected will get a notification on Facebook encouraging them to check their blocked list", Egan added. The tech giant started an email service that offered users an @facebook.com address, in November 2010.

For a conglomerate better known for building massive projects including the world's largest refining complex, this recent acquisitive streak reflects Ambani's ambition to make his telecom, retail and media offerings as profitable as the legacy petrochemicals and refining businesses. The JioPhone 2 is priced at an introductory price of Rs 2,999 and will be available from August 15th. The rollout will be prioritised in those localities from where highest number of registrations are made. With over 215 million customers, the Mukesh Ambani-led company has been exploring all possible segments on the Internet. Despite the restrictive platform, the apps offer the basic functionalities you expect off them. It will be voice-enabled and allow users to give voice commands in various Indian languages. However, there is no information on how it would function since TVs don't come with in-built cameras. Because of that, Jio will bundle a GigaFiber router with every GigaTV purchase.

Calling Jio as India's only mobile video network, Mukesh Ambani announced that there are more than 25 million JioPhone users in India.

Ambani also unveiled the JioPhone "Monsoon Hungama" offer. The new JioPhone 2, however, features a QWERTY keypad with a 4-way navigation key, similar to older BlackBerry handsets.

Present Jio phone users will get free voice calls and WhatsApp, Facebook and YouTube would now be available on Jio phones, the chairman said.

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