Adding one more firsts to its growing list Airtel Thursday launched V-Fiber broadband services in India for home broadband users. The V in V-Fiber stands for Vectorization technology, a standard that has been tested to offer one of the fastest fixed broadband speeds.
The V-Fiber broadband is being offered in Chennai in the first phase starting today and it will be launched in other cities and across the country in coming weeks, Airtel said today.
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.
The offering is open for new as well as existing home broadband customers. Airtel said existing customers do not have to worry about any kind of digging or extra wiring to upgrade their broadband subscriptionn to V-Fiber as all it requires is an upgradation of the modem.
The company also said existing customers can upgrade to ‘V-Fiber’ speeds within same plan at no extra charge and if the customer is not happy with the service the modem charges will be fully refunded within the 1st month of service. The company also offers unlimited three month trial offer for new 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. 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,” said Ajai Puri, Director – Operations, Bharti Airtel.