Airtel claims to offer Internet speeds up to 100 mbps after tech upgrade
New Delhi: Bharti Airtel Ltd on Thursday said it has deployed a new wireless and broadband technology to provide internet speed of up to 100 mbps and unlimited free voice calling for all broadband customers.
Bharti Airtel shall start its new services from Chennai and expand to other metro cities by the end of the month and later across all the 87 cities where Bharti Airtel provides fixed broadband footprint. For existing customers, the upgradation is free of cost, and the company is offering unlimited data to new customers.
“V-Fiber is based on Vectorization–Europe’s No. 1 fixed broadband technology–and will deliver speeds of up to 100 mbps on Airtel’s fixed broadband footprint in 87 cities. With ‘V-Fiber’, Airtel has brought fiber closer to homes by deploying additional capacity up to colonies and neighbourhood and has also upgraded its local exchanges with equipment to handle fiber speeds. The facility is now available across broadband plans and customers can make unlimited free voice calls to any network across the country at no extra cost,” the company said in a statement.
Ajai Puri, director-operations at Bharti Airtel said, “With ‘V-Fiber’ and our national optic fiber backbone, we are all set to offer a future ready network for tomorrow’s digitally connected homes. This solution, besides reducing our carbon footprint, offers a very quick and convenient upgrade to the customer.”
Puri said that the company has been working on the technology for a year now and has invested around $100 million. “This technology reduces noise levels and provides better speeds using fiber on backhand and existing infrastructure at front hand,” he said.
The company also added that existing Airtel broadband customers can upgrade to ‘V-Fiber’ speeds with their current plan and enjoy super fast data speeds at no extra monthly cost. If customers 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.