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    Airtel introduces fastest ever speed for broadband users in India

    Begins offering ultra fast 50 Mbps speed in select areas in Delhi and Gurgaon
    • Offers fastest wireline broadband on VDSL2 technology in India
    • Tariff Plan at Rs. 8999/- with data transfer limits of 200 GB
     
    New Delhi, March 28, 2010 : Bharti Airtel, one of Asia’s leading integrated telecom service providers, has pioneered 50 Mbps broadband – the fastest wireline broadband for its consumer segment on VDSL2 -- in the country. Initially, the service would be available in select few locations in Delhi and Gurgaon. As the leading private broadband service provider in the country, Bharti Airtel has been the pioneer in introducing high speed broadband in India with the launch of its 16 Mbps plans last year.

    Announcing the launch, K. Srinivas, Joint President-Telemedia Services, Bharti Airtel, said, “Airtel, with this step, brings in a world class experience for its broadband customers. We are delighted to introduce 50 Mbps speed - the fastest, wired broadband service on next generation VDSL2 technology. This ultra-fast broadband connection will allow customers, the convenience to download songs in seconds and full length feature films in less than three minutes.”

    Powered by Airtel’s Carrier Ethernet Network, the service will be initially available in select few premium locations in Delhi and Gurgaon, with phased roll-out in cities of Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore. Customers can avail the following plans for ultra high-speed broadband:

    A. 50 MBPS - @ Rs. 8999 per month, experience 50 Mbps broadband speed with free data transfer upto 200 GB and additional free value added services (VAS) like Parallel Ringing, Website Builder (Basic), PC Secure (Anti-Virus software), Online Storage, Unlimited Gaming on Games on Demand
    . B. 30 MBPS - @ Rs. 7999 per month, experience 30 Mbps broadband speed with free data transfer upto 200GB and additional free VAS like Parallel Ringing, Website Builder (Basic), PC Secure (Anti-Virus software), Online Storage, Unlimited Gaming on Games on Demand.

    VDSL2 (Very High Speed Digital Subscriber Line) is the newest and most advanced standard of DSL broadband wire line communications. It is designed to support the wide deployment of Triple Play services such as voice, video, data, IPTV, high definition television (HDTV) and interactive gaming. VDSL2 also enables customers to stream HD Content anywhere from the internet world as well.

    Airtel provides broadband (DSL) and telephone services (fixed line) in 94 cities and had 29,88,545 customers as on December 31, 2009 of which 41.5% were subscribing to broadband/ internet services. For further details, customers can visit www.airtel.in or call at 1800 103 0121 or SMS ‘www’ to 53636.

    About Bharti Airtel Limited : Bharti Airtel Limited, a group company of Bharti Enterprises, is among Asia’s leading integrated telecom services providers with operations in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. In South Asia, the company had an aggregate of over 134 million customers as of end February 2010, including 124.6 million mobile customers in India. Bharti Airtel has been ranked among the six best performing technology companies in the world by BusinessWeek.

    Bharti Airtel is structured as four strategic business units - Mobile, Telemedia, Enterprise and Digital TV. The mobile business offers services in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The Telemedia business provides broadband, IPTV and telephone services in 94 Indian cities. The Enterprise business provides end-to-end telecom solutions to corporate customers and national and international long distance services to carriers. The Digital TV business provides DTH services across India. All these services are provided under the Airtel brand. Airtel’s national high-speed optic fibre network currently spans over 118,337 Rkms across India. Airtel's international network infrastructure includes ownership of the i2i submarine cable system and consortium ownership in five global undersea cable systems, SEA-ME-WE 4, EIG, I-ME-WE, AAG and UNITY. For more information, visit
    www.airtel.in