To take on Reliance Jio heads on in providing high-speed broadband internet services, country's top operator Bharti Airtel has deployed a technology that will deliver speeds up to 100 mbps on its fixed broadband footprint in 87 cities.
The V-Fiber technology, which became live in Chennai on Thursday, will be rolled out across Airtel's national broadband network in the coming weeks. Jio had already announced that it would provide broadband internet services in 900 cities and towns using optical fibre. Airtel is also offering free voice calling for all its broadband customers.
With V-Fiber, Airtel said it has brought fiber closer to homes by deploying additional capacity up to colonies and neighbourhoods and has also upgraded its local exchanges with equipment to handle fiber speeds. The company is offering unlimited three months trial offer for new customers. Existing broadband customers can upgrade to 'V-Fiber' speeds with their current plan at no extra monthly cost.
If they are not happy with the service within one month, Airtel will refund the modem charges and the amount will be adjusted in the next bill cycle. Airtel is also offering free voice calling for all its broadband customers.
"India is witnessing an explosive growth in data usage and a lot of in-home data consumption is happening over fixed broadband that offers consistent speeds. Airtel has always innovated ahead of the curve and offered its customers best-in-class broadband technology and experience," Ajai Puri, Director - Operations, Bharti Airtel said.