In a major announcement today, billionaire Mukesh Ambani launched the latest version of Reliance Jio's feature phone JioPhone, called JioPhone 2. JioPhone 2 will be available at an introductory price of Rs 2,999 from August 15. JioPhone 2 is the new and advanced version of JioPhone, which is already available in the market. JioPhone 2 with have enhanced features as compared to JioPhone. Mobile apps YouTube and Whatsapp will be available to all JioPhone users from August 15. Currently, JioPhone comes with the Facebook app.
Mr Ambani today also unveiled an ultra high-speed fixed line fibre broadband for homes and enterprises across 1,100 cities. Jio GigaFiber will offer ultimate broadband experience to surf, stream, game, and work, because of its ultra-fast upload and download speeds and effective functioning in milliseconds. It will come directly to homes unlike in most cases where the fibre reaches only until the building and the last few meters of end connectivity is done using the traditional cable, which drastically reduces the speed and user experience due to patches and inferior cable qualities of such patch up, reported Press Trust of India.