India Mobile Congress 2023: Reliance Jio Chairman Akash Ambani showcases JioSpaceFiber capabilities to PM Modi – Times of India

Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited has unveiled India's first satellite giga fiber service providing high speed Broadband service to previously unreachable geographies in India on the inaugural day of the India Mobile Congress (IMC 2023) being held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Jio showed off its new Satellite Broadbandat an event called JioSpaceFiber. The company said that the service will be available across the length and breadth of the country at highly affordable rates.
Reliance Jio currently offers high-speed broadband fixed and wireless services to more than 450 million Indian customers. “To accelerate digital inclusion for every household in India, Jio has added JioSpaceFiber to its flagship line of broadband services, JioFiber and JioAirFiber. With Jio, consumers and businesses have unprecedented access to reliable, low-latency and high-speed Internet and entertainment services regardless of location,” – said in the company's statement.
The satellite network is also said to support additional capacity for mobile backhauling, further enhancing the reach and scale of Jio True5G in the most remote parts of the country. Jio has partnered with SES to bring the world's latest Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite technology, the only MEO constellation to deliver truly unique gigabit, fiber services from space. Because Jio has access to a combination of SES's O3b and new O3b mPOWER satellites, the company claims it is the only one in the industry to offer this technology, providing scalable and affordable broadband across India with guaranteed levels of reliability and service flexibility.
Four locations in the country are already connected to JioSpaceFiber, they are:
▪ Gir Gujarat
▪ Korba Chhattisgarh
▪ Nabrangpur Odisha
▪ ONGC-Jorhat Assam
“Jio has enabled millions of homes and businesses in India to experience broadband for the first time. With JioSpaceFiber, we are expanding our reach to cover the millions who are yet to be connected,” said Akash Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited. Akash Amban Showcasing Jio's indigenous technology and products, including JioSpaceFiber, Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the India Mobile Congress at the Jio Pavilion. “JioSpaceFiber will enable everyone, everywhere, to fully participate in the new digital society with gigabit access to online government, education, health and entertainment services,” he added.
“Together with Jio, we are honored to support the Government of India's Digital India initiative with a unique solution that aims to deliver multi-gigabit per second bandwidth anywhere in India,” said SES Chief Strategy Officer John-Paul Hemingway. “Our first fiber services from space are already deployed in parts of India today, and we can't wait to see how this will drive digital transformation in even the most rural areas of the country.”