After launching first in Chennai, Airtel’s V-Fiber — its 100Mbps ‘superfast broadband’ service is now coming to Mumbai and Delhi-NCR in coming weeks to its existing and new broadband customers, announced the company on Wednesday.
The highlight of Airtel’s V-Fiber service is the promise of speeds upto 100Mbps on regular broadband lines. Existing broadband users will not pay any additional charges on their monthly rental plans for the service, however, will need to buy an extra V-Fiber compatible modem.
Currently available in Chennai only, Airtel V-Fiber will soon be available to existing and new customers in Delhi & NCR, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Ahmedabad.
V-Fiber is a unique combination of fiber and Vectorization technology that delivers super fast speed. Notably, Vectorization is Europe’s No 1 fixed broadband technology to enable superfast data download speeds, HD video streaming and heavy file download and upload, even in multi-device environment.
Airtel has yet to provide precise pricing details for the new V-Fiber compatible modems, however, it adds that the modem charges will be completely refunded if the customer is not satisfied with the service in the first month.
V-Fiber plans for new users start from Rs. 899, and the company notes new subscribers can avail a 3-month unlimited offer.
Airtel also explains that the process of upgrading its existing network of broadband to the V-Fiber network will not require it to dig up roads, re-wire or new thicker cables, instead, it will boost the last mile copper connectivity by using ‘noise elimination technology’ it is referring to as Vectorization. It adds that local exchanges have been upgraded to handle faster fibre speeds. The V-Fiber service will eventually be rolled out to all cities that have Airtel’s broadband service.