Airtel has led yet another breakthrough in the Indian broadband market by introducing a 50 Mbps broadband connection in Delhi and Gurgaon. The new plan will have a tariff plan of Rs 8999 and will allow users to download up-to 200 GB of data.
Airtel is introducing two basic plans in the high-speed broadband market, which includes a 50 Mbps and 30 Mbps broadband connection. The plan is a bit costly for home users, but can definitely add some cheer for business owners who often lack high speed connections.
The new broadband plans are powered by Airtel’s Carrier Ethernet Network, the service will be initially available in select few premium locations in Delhi and Gurgaon, with phased roll-out in cities of Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore.
The two new plans which are being introduced include:
A. 50 MBPS – @ Rs. 8999 per month, experience 50 Mbps broadband speed with free data transfer up-to 200 GB and additional free value added services (VAS) like Parallel Ringing, Website Builder (Basic), PC Secure (Anti-Virus software), Online Storage, Unlimited Gaming on Games on Demand
B. 30 MBPS – @ Rs. 7999 per month, experience 30 Mbps broadband speed with free data transfer up-to 200GB and additional free VAS like Parallel Ringing, Website Builder (Basic), PC Secure (Anti-Virus software), Online Storage, Unlimited Gaming on Games on Demand.
Announcing the launch, K. Srinivas, Joint President-Telemedia Services, Bharti Airtel, said:
Airtel, with this step, brings in a world class experience for its broadband customers. We are delighted to introduce 50 Mbps speed – the fastest, wired broadband service on next generation VDSL2 technology. This ultra-fast broadband connection will allow customers, the convenience to download songs in seconds and full length feature films in less than three minutes.
This is definitely good news for Indian users and would definitely lead to more cheaper broadband connections for homes in the future. Right now many Internet users in India still use dial-up connections or low-speed broadband connection to access the internet. Hopefully this introduction should change things in future.
More info on this can be found at the Official press release from Airtel.