Jio AirFiber will provide internet speeds surpassing 1Gbps, matching the internet speeds provided by fiber broadband services, including Jio Fiber, without the use of optical wires.
Jio AirFiber, Reliance Jio’s 5G-powered fixed wireless access (FWA) internet service, is expected to start in the country on September 19. The Jio AirFiber, which was announced during Reliance Industries’ annual general meeting in 2022, would provide internet speeds above 1Gbps, matching the internet speeds offered by fibre broadband services such as the company’s own Jio Fiber, without the requirement for optical wires. Here are the specifics:
What exactly is Jio AirFiber?
Reliance Jio’s 5G-powered fixed wireless access (FWA) internet service would supply internet via Wi-Fi using plug-and-play wireless routers. Unlike typical internet services like Jio Fiber, which rely on optical fiber cables, Jio AirFiber would connect directly to Jio towers using wireless router receivers. The router’s built-in Wi-Fi capabilities would allow it to wirelessly broadcast internet services. This essentially means that the router would receive internet-ready 5G network signals without the use of optical fiber lines, which would then be disseminated wirelessly to connected devices.
Jio Fiber and Jio AirFiber Distinctions
AirFiber, unlike Jio Fiber, is not bound by optical cable network infrastructure and can thus provide more coverage. Because it uses a plug-in router, setting up the AirFiber network should be simple. Jio has said that the AirFiber router will be Wi-Fi 6 compliant and will contain a built-in security firewall.
Jio AirFiber’s rivalry
Airtel already provides an AirFiber service in a few places, utilizing a similar plug-and-play equipment for installation. Airtel’s 5G-powered FWA is built on the Wi-Fi 6 standard, which is noted for providing faster speeds, greater coverage, and lower latency than Wi-Fi 5.