JioSpaceFiber Appeared on Friday in 2023 India Mobile Congress As the country’s first satellite based giga fiber internet service. Mobile network service providers are working towards launching it Satellite Internet Services in India to bring Internet access to areas not supported by traditional networks. JioSpaceFiber is expected to compete with rival service providers like Bharti Enterprises’ OneWeb, Amazon’s Project Kuiper and Elon Musk’s Starlink, which are looking to offer satellite internet services in the country.
jio said it has already connected four remote locations across India with its JioSpaceFiber satellite-based giga fiber internet service. The areas that have access to the new satellite service – possibly for testing purposes – are Gir in Gujarat, Korba in Chhattisgarh, Nabarangpur in Odisha and ONGC-Jorhat in Assam. The company has yet to provide a timeline for rolling out its services to customers in India, or how much it will cost.
According to the telecom provider, the JioSpaceFiber satellite-based giga fiber internet service will rely on the Luxembourg-based satellite telecommunications network provider Société Européenne des Satellites (S.E.S.the network’s Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellites will provide gigabit-level Internet access using both SES’s O3b and new O3b mPOWER satellites.
Reliance Jio chairman Akash Ambani said in a prepared statement, “Jio has enabled millions of homes and businesses in India to experience broadband internet for the first time. With JioSpaceFiber, we have expanded our reach to cover millions of people who are yet to be connected.
There is no word from the company on when JioSpaceFiber will be launched in India and the service will ultimately compete with service providers. OneWeb (Indian), Project Kuiper (Amazon), and star link (SpaceX). Jio will also benefit from being one of the first providers to bring fiber-grade internet services to users in remote areas, adding to the country’s existing 450 million subscribers.