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Airtel Launches 1 Gbps Broadband Plan At Rs 3,999/Month To Take On Jio Fiber

Bharti Airtel Ltd. on Wednesday launched a new broadband plan that promises internet speed up to 1 gigabyte per second, as a counter to Reliance Jio Fiber that unveiled its broadband plans recently.

“Starting today, Airtel Xstream Fibre is available to Homes, SOHO (Small Office Home Office) and small commercial establishments in Delhi, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Noida, Ghaziabad, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Indore, Jaipur and Ahmedabad,” Airtel said in a statement.

The service will be rolled out to more markets in the coming months, it added.

“Airtel Xstream Fibre offers unlimited broadband at 1 Gbps for just Rs 3,999/month. It also offers unlimited landline calls to any network in India along with exclusive ‘AirtelThanks’ benefits.”

The benefits include three months of Netflix subscription, one year of Amazon Prime membership and access to premium content from ZEE5 and Airtel Xstream app.

On Sept. 5, billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. had announced the commercial launch of Jio Fiber, offering minimum internet speed of 100 Mbps for Rs 699 a month.

Jio Fiber will offer free voice calling anywhere in the country, unlimited data and video conferencing. Subscribers to any Jio Fiber plan will get 4K set top box for streaming TV channels, while a 4K TV would be complimentary with annual plans.―Bloomberg Quint

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