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Jio sets hybrid DTH date, can it replicate mobile success?

Disruptive telco Reliance Jio continues to add fuel to a fiery Indian market – in the latest chapter, Jio has finally revealed plans to launch its own hybrid broadband DTH service in May this year. Entering the broadband market at this time may seem like a backwards move from Jio, having been aggressively targeting India’s booming cellular market, which is set to explode further upon recent and upcoming 4G launches. Here it was so successful that its fiercely competitive mobile data plans saw it surpass the 100 million subscriber milestone at the impressive pace of just one year. Yet the sheer scale of India means it will naturally be a long wait before the country is blanketed with 4G coverage,…

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