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Jio GigaFiber is here. Where do broadband companies go?

‘Nowhere’ seems to be the most likely answer. It’s a classic case of what happens when companies are too busy acquiring customers at the expense of thinking ahead.
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11 Jul 2018 5 Mins Read 2 comments
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In case you are crunched for time, here’s the short version of this story. The combined market cap of all listed broadband and cable operators in the country is less than INR5,000 crore. Meanwhile, Reliance Jio is launching its nationwide fibre-optic network, GigaFiber, with an investment of INR2.5 lakh crore. Now, the long version. It begins with a long,
executive at the private-equity firm quoted earlier. "I would have thought Jio could partner with the MSOs for last-mile connectivity. Getting permissions and putting in lines into the homes takes time and capital. But it doesn’t look like Jio is going [that route]. They seem to be going into it alone." ( With additional inputs from Pravin Palande)
In case you are crunched for time, here’s the short version of this story. The combined market cap of all listed broadband and cable operators in the country is less than INR5,000 crore. Meanwhile, Reliance Jio is launching its nationwide fibre-optic network, GigaFiber, with an investment of INR2.5 lakh crore. Now, the long version. It begins with a long, executive at the private-equity firm quoted earlier. "I would have thought Jio could partner with the MSOs for last-mile connectivity. Getting permissions and putting in lines into the homes takes time and capital. But it doesn’t look like Jio is going [that route]. They seem to be going into it alone." ( With additional inputs from Pravin Palande)

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