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Airtel introduces 50 mbps broadband service

MUMBAI: Bharti Airtel has introduced 50 Mbps broadband, the fastest wireline broadband for its consumer segment on Very High Speed Digital Subscriber Line (VDSL2) in the country.


Initially the service would be available in a few locations in Delhi and Gurgaon. It introduced its 16 Mbps plans last year.
 
Bharti Airtel joint president-telemedia services K Srinivas 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.”


Powered by Airtel’s Carrier Ethernet Network, the service will be initially available in select few locations in Delhi and Gurgaon, with phased roll-out in cities of Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore. Customers can avail the following plans for ultra high-speed broadband:


A. 50 MBPS for Rs 8999 per month, experience 50 Mbps broadband speed with free data transfer upto 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 upto 200GB and additional free VAS like Parallel Ringing, Website Builder (Basic), PC Secure (Anti-Virus software), Online Storage, Unlimited Gaming on Games on Demand.


VDSL2 is the newest and most advanced standard of DSL broadband wire line communications. It is designed to support the wide deployment of Triple Play services such as voice, video, data, IPTV, high definition television (HDTV) and interactive gaming. VDSL2 also enables customers to stream HD Content anywhere from the internet world as well.


Airtel provides broadband (DSL) and telephone services (fixed line) in 94 cities and had 29,88,545 customers as on December 31, 2009, of which 41.5 per cent were subscribing to broadband/ internet services.

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