Airtel launches ‘V-Fiber’ in Mumbai to deliver superfast broadband to ‘Digital Homes’
Dec 22, 2016
‘V-Fiber’ will enable data speeds of up to 100 Mbps over Airtel’s existing broadband network and deliver superior experience in a multi-device environment
Green technology – no digging or change of wiring needed within customer premises; only requires a quick modem upgrade
Existing customers can upgrade to ‘V-Fiber’ speeds at no extra charge; Modem charges will be fully refunded if a customer is not satisfied within the first month of service
Unlimited three months offer for new customers
- Pan-India free voice calls facility and free additional data every month with myHome Rewards to add to customer delight
- The technology deployment is part of Project Leap – Airtel’s nationwide network transformation initiative
Mumbai, December 21, 2016: Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s largest telecommunications services provider, today announced launch of ‘V-Fiber’ in Mumbai, to offer superfast broadband to its customers. ‘V-Fiber’ is based on Vectorization - Europe’s No. 1 fixed broadband technology – and will deliver speeds of up to 100 Mbps over Airtel’s existing broadband footprint in the city.
‘V-Fiber’ will transform the home broadband for Airtel customers with consistently superfast data speeds and enable HD video streaming, heavy file downloads and uploads in a multi-device environment (over Wi-Fi).
‘V-Fiber’ is a green technology and there is no new wiring, drilling etc. required at an existing customer’s premises. One simply needs to upgrade to a new ‘V-Fiber’ modem.
Airtel is the first operator in India to deploy Vectorization technology, which turbo charges the last mile copper with advanced noise elimination technology (just like in audio systems) to deliver superfast data speeds. With V-Fiber, Airtel has brought fiber into colonies & neighborhoods and upgraded exchanges..
Existing Airtel broadband customers can upgrade to ‘V-Fiber’ speeds to enjoy superfast data speeds at no extra monthly cost. 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 can choose exciting V-Fiber plans starting from Rs. 899 and can subsequently avail the 3 months unlimited offer. Existing and new customers can register their requests at www.airtel.in/vfiber or call on 18001030121.
Sameer Batra, Chief Executive Officer – Mumbai, Bharti Airtel said,
“We are delighted to bring ‘V-Fiber’ to our customers in Mumbai, as part of our endeavour to deliver best-in-class broadband experience to users. With ‘V-Fiber’, we are all set to offer an altogether transformed experience on our future ready network to the digitally savvy homes. This solution offers a very quick and convenient upgrade to the customer. Our innovative myHome Rewards program and free voice calling facility will certainly add to the delight of Mumbai’s Digital Homes.”
Airtel’s ‘myHome Rewards’ program provides free additional data benefit of 5GB per month for every other Airtel service connection – postpaid mobile or digital TV (DTH) – within the home/family. Customers can avail this exciting offer for their existing as well as new Airtel postpaid mobile and digital TV connections. So, if an Airtel broadband home has two Airtel postpaid mobiles and one Airtel digital TV connection then 15 GB free additional data will be added to their broadband account every month.
Unlimited free voice calls
Airtel also announced the launch of unlimited free voice calling for all broadband customers. 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.
Airtel V-Fiber deployment is a part of Airtel’s nationwide network transformation initiative – Project Leap started last year. Under the initiative, Airtel is also augmenting its 550,000 Kms of domestic & international fiber/submarine cable capacity in order to drive down latency, improve customer experience and serve the growing demand of data services in years to come. The Company is also increasing caching of content at its data centres to improve data experience for customers.
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