Airtel ups its game by launching V-Fibre- ‘super fast’ broadband service with free trails up to three months

Airtel has launched its V-Fiber 'superfast broadband' service in Chennai. The new new broadband service from the operator apparently offers speed up to 100Mbps and will be rolled out in 87 other cities in India starting with Delhi & NCR and Bengaluru in coming weeks. Airtel also extended unlimited free voice calling that was earlier available on select broadband plans to now cover all customers.

With ‘V-Fiber’, Airtel is looking to deploy additional capacity up to colonies and neighbourhoods and has also upgraded its local exchanges with equipment to handle fiber speeds. Airtel claims ‘V-Fiber’ will enable superfast data speeds and enable HD video streaming, heavy file downloads and uploads in a multi-device environment (over Wi-Fi).


Speaking at the launch, Ajai Puri, Director - Operations, Bharti Airtel said, "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. 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. We are also delighted to launch our innovative myHome Rewards and unlimited free voice calling facility for our customers."

Importantly, the operator says there is no new wiring, drilling etc. required at an existing customer’s premises. One simply needs to upgrade to a new modem to experience ‘V-Fiber’ speeds. Existing Airtel broadband customers can upgrade to ‘V-Fiber’ speeds with their current plan at no extra monthly cost for one month. 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. New customers will get Unlimited three months trial offer.

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