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Jio may soon launch a fixed wireless access device to take on Airtel's Xstream AirFiber

Jio may soon launch a fixed wireless access device to take on Airtel's Xstream AirFiber
  • Reliance Jio is reportedly gearing up to launch the Jio AirFiber, a fixed wireless access device.
  • The device is expected to be launched during the festive season at a discount of up to 20%.
  • Airtel launched the Xstream AirFiber device in the country this month.
India’s biggest telecom operator, Reliance Jio may soon launch a new fixed wireless access (FWA) dubbed as Jio AirFiber in India after it's biggest competitor Airtel launched the Xtream AirFiber earlier this month.

According to a report by Economic Times, the Mukesh Ambani-led telco is scheduled to launch the new device during the upcoming festive season and the device will be launched at a price up to 20% less than its competitors.

The Airtel Xstream AirFiber was launched with a price tag of INR 2,500 and a 6-month plan for INR 4,435. Going by this, we expect the company’s offering to be priced competitively.

Jio is expected to launch the Jio AirFiber at its upcoming annual general meeting (AGM), where it has made huge announcements in the past, including the launch of its 4G and 5G services.

“We should hear the announcement during the upcoming AGM (annual general meeting Traditionally, Jio has launched new products with big bang offers and this may be no different,” said a person familiar with the matter.

Like its past offerings, the new product is expected to be launched with offers. To recall, the company had offered free 4G services for a few months before its commercial rollout.

Jio has reportedly already started testing the device in some cities where its 5G services are fully functional. The devices have reportedly been sent to selected users, including some of the company’s employees for testing.

The Jio AirFiber will use different 5G airwaves acquired by the company – 700 MHz, 3300 MHz, and 26GHz. It is to be noted that Jio already has a FWA device for enterprise use, which uses the 26 GHz band.

We should know more about the Jio AirFiber in the coming days.

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