Jio will shortly offer AirFiber to compete with established Wi-Fi service providers like as Airtel

Jio will demonstrate AirFiber during the India Mobile Congress (IMC) in October 2022, when the company will also formally debut India’s 5G network.

Reliance Jio announced the Jio AirFiber at its 45th AGM (annual general meeting) last year, but no specifics about its availability were provided. According to a fresh article from The Economic Times, the AirFiber could start “in the next few months.” According to the newspaper, RIL President Kiran Thomas is “confident” that Jio AirFiber will speed up the company’s “connected homes strategy.” Pricing information is still unavailable. Jio’s AirFiber could compete with fixed-line internet service providers such as Airtel, BSNL, and ACT.

Jio claims that Jio AirFiber provides seamless 5G internet at home without the use of excessive wires. Users only need to turn on the gadget, which resembles a white combination of modern mesh and conventional routers. The device will essentially give a 5G hotspot at home, however the network strength may be significantly higher than that of portable routers. “With JioAirFiber, it will be extremely simple to quickly connect your home or office to Gigabit-speed Internet,” Jio adds.

Jio also used the AirFiber in an advertisement late last year. According to the video, JioFiber can be administered via an app, and customers can add parental control. The programme will also allow parents to restrict specific websites or network devices. Because the AirFiber is a “wireless” option, unlike regular routers, users do not need a technician to set up the router. The advertisement depicts 5G speeds of up to 1.5Gbps, which Jio also promises on the cellular 5G network.

Because the device makes use of Jio’s 5G solution, the business touts its true-5G technology, which is based on SA (standalone) technology. Bharti Airtel, on the other hand, employs NSA technology (non-standalone), which increases the existing 4G connectivity.

Jio demonstrated the device during the India Mobile Congress (IMC) in October 2022, when the company also formally debuted India’s 5G network. PM Narendra Modi attended the keynote. Jio demonstrated AirFiber’s 5G speeds at the time. Jio’s portable routers (JioFi M2s) are officially priced at Rs 2,800, while its Mesh Extender is priced at Rs 2,499. The JioExtender6 Mesh Wi-Fi System is priced at Rs 9,999. But according to the above tweet the Air Fiber will cost ₹6000 which is reasonable if you ask me…

Jio AirFiber has the potential to boost the company’s business in India, as wireless technology has always been popular in the country. Wireless phones (feature phones and smartphones, for example) have surpassed traditional wired landlines in popularity in the country. AirFiber eliminates the need for a long ethernet wire. However, with AirFiber, the corporation may experience difficulties in maintaining continuous speed and connectivity.