Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio is gearing up to tap the non-4G smartphone users with launch of JioLink, an 4G hotspot, which will be priced affordably at Rs 2500, according to a report by tech blog FoneArena.
In order to make the offering more attractive, Jio will bundle the solution with unlimited data and access to all Jio applications for 90 days.
The JioLink is an outdoor customer premise equipment (CPE) featuring a unidirectional antenna. Outdoor CPEs are usually put on top of terrace to connect with telco’s high-speed data network to futher provide indoor broadband service with the help of fiber and an indoor WiFi router, which will be installed in home or office.
JioLink unit features a RJ45 port and is connected to the antenna by means of a Cat5 / Cat 6 cable, the report said, adding it will be launched commercially soon to address poor indoor coverage and slow speeds.
JioLink will also allow users to use Jio’s high-speed 4G services on devices which don’t support Jio’s LTE bands.
Smaller 4G players Aircel and Tikona Digital Networks are already offering CPE, which is powered by a single-mode LTE chipset from Sequans Communications.
The device is currently not available for purchases from Reliance Digital Stores, but the report claimed it would be available for Rs 2500 as installation charges.