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Tech Podcast: Ambani announces optical fiber-based broadband called JioGigaFiber

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July 5, 2018

Reliance Jio announces optical fiber-based, fixed line broadband called JioGigaFiber

The biggest announcement at Reliance Industries' 41st AGM meeting today was the launch of its fixed line broadband service, JioGigaFiber. "While India has pole-vaulted into global leadership in the mobile broadband space, we still lag significantly behind in fixed line broadband. India is ranked quite low, at 134th spot in global rankings," said the company's Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani, adding that "Jio is determined to move India to be among the Top 5" in this space in the coming years.
According to him, optical fibre-based fixed line broadband is the future and the company has already invested over Rs 250,000 crores for creating state-of-the-art digital infrastructure to provide mobile and broadband connectivity across the country with the largest fiber footprint. "We will now extend this fiber connectivity to homes, merchants, small and medium enterprises, and large enterprises simultaneously across 1,100 cities to offer the most advanced connectivity solutions," he added.

JioPhone 2 with Blackberry-like design, advanced feature launched at Rs 2,999


Reliance Jio has launched the second version of the JioPhone during its Annual General Meeting in Mumbai. The new JioPhone 2 builds on the first generation of the feature phone. The new phone has a screen size similar to the previous generation but it comes with a QWERTY keypad for easy typing. This keypad also gives its a design language similar to popular Blackberry phones. One of the biggest updates that the new as well as older JioPhone will get is the support for popular apps like Facebook, WhatsApp and YouTube. These apps will be available commercially from August 15.

Xioami Mi A2 spotted with  all 'About Phone' information

The Beijing based electronics company, Xiaomi, took to Twitter in June to start teasing the launch of a new smartphone. The company's official Mi India handle read, "Which country would you go to with @Xiaomi for the next global event? Watch this space for more!" No indication was provided about the venue, date, and time of the event. However, since the tweet was made from the Mi India handle, the company may soon be likely to launch the Mi A2 in the country, given details about the phone have been making rounds in the recent past.
Now, a live image of the Mi A2 has appeared on SlashLeaks, which shows the phone's display turned on, revealing details about key specs of the device. The phone appears to run on stock Android 8.1 Oreo with the May security patch installed. It will be powered by a Snapdragon 660 processor.
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