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JioSpaceFiber: India’s First Satellite-Based Gigabit Broadband Service


Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd, India’s leading telecommunications provider has introduced ‘JioSpaceFiber’ satellite broadband service. This groundbreaking initiative was officially unveiled at the India Mobile Congress and represents the nation’s first satellite-driven giga fiber service. The primary goal of this satellite broadband service is to extend high-speed internet access to previously underserved and remote regions in India.

Connecting the Unconnected

To showcase the extensive reach of JioSpaceFiber, the Mukesh Ambani-backed telecom giant successfully connected four distant and diverse locations: Gir in Gujarat, Korba in Chattisgarh, Nabarangpur in Odisha, and ONGC in Jorhat, Assam. By enabling this connectivity, Jio aims to bring millions of homes and businesses in India online, many of which are experiencing broadband internet for the first time.

A Vision for Digital Inclusion

Akash Ambani, the chairman of Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd, stated that JioSpaceFiber aspires to provide every Indian with the opportunity to fully participate in a booming digital society. The service offers gigabit-level access to a wide array of governmental, educational, health, and entertainment services online.

Expanding Connectivity with Jio True5G and SES Collaboration

In an effort to enhance the availability of Jio True5G, even in far-flung areas, the satellite network is set to add mobile backhaul capacity. Jio has entered into a collaboration with SES, a global satellite operator, to tap into the latest medium earth orbit (MEO) satellite technology. This partnership provides Jio with access to SES’s O3b and O3b mPOWER satellites, positioning the company uniquely in offering reliable and scalable broadband at competitive rates across India.

A 5G Revolution

During the inaugural session at the India Mobile Congress, Mukesh Ambani, the Chairman of Reliance Jio, revealed that Jio had deployed a 5G cell every 10 seconds, installing over 10 lakh 5G cells across all 22 circles of India. Jio alone has contributed to 85% of the overall 5G capacity in the country and provided one of the fastest 5G internet speeds in the world. Jio’s 5G rollout was powered by a 100% in-house 5G stack, designed, developed, and manufactured entirely by Indian talent.

India’s Broadband Capital

Through its comprehensive 5G infrastructure, including services like JioFiber and JioAirFiber, Jio is poised to provide 5G access to over 200 million unconnected homes and premises. This ambitious endeavor aims to establish India as the broadband capital of the world, with the nation already ranking among the top three 5G-enabled nations, boasting over 125 million 5G users.

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