New packages are in keeping with Airtel’s strategy to offer more choice & flexibility to broadband customers in the residential and business segments
New Delhi, February 22, 2005: Airtel Broadband & Telephone Services, India’s first & largest private broadband and telephone service provider, today announced new tariff broadband packages customized for its residential and business users. These tariffs packages available at multiple price points would enable customers to choose the most suitable package depending on their usage. Tariff packages announced include the flexi-plan, which offers customers the flexibility to utilize the monthly charges either on Internet usage or on voice usage or both. With the introduction of new plans and the enhancement of offerings on the existing plans, Airtel now offers some of the most economical broadband packages in the country. Airtel has also substantially lowered the one time upfront charges including installation & registration costs and the security deposits. The initiative is set to provide a major boost to the penetration of broadband services in the country.
Airtel currently provides broadband & telephone services in Delhi, Haryana, UP-West (Noida), Madhya Pradesh & Chattisgarh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and has more than 1 lakh DSL customers in its circles of operation.
Airtel by using the ‘always-on’ DSL service offers the benefit of scalability of bandwidth to the users and is currently available in bandwidth packages of 64 kbps, 128 kbps, 256 kbps, 384 Kpbs and 512 kbps respectively. Targeted at residential, SMEs and large corporates, the service is scalable depending upon the usage. Customized packages make Airtel’s DSL packages economical and at the same time it does not require any additional line provisioning.
With the introduction of new plans and the enhancement of offerings on the existing plans, Airtel now offers some of the most economical broadband packages in the country. There are broadband packages available at various price points depending on the combinations of time and data downloads. There are also combo packages (for internet & voice usage) and flexi plans on offer. In fact, Airtel is offering a ‘Turbo Starter pack’ at Rs. 249/- per month for speeds upto 64 kbps. For the business user, the packages start with a monthly rental of Rs. 2,495 for 512 Kbps.
New Residential Packages
*Rs. 450 worth of usage, which is completely flexible between Internet usage and voice usage
New Packages for Business Segment
Airtel has continuously been innovating on the broadband service offerings and has consistently lowered the entry price points, thereby taking the lead in increasing the penetration of broadband in the country. Besides the residential and the business segment the company also offers attractive broadband packages to Cyber Café’s. Leased line over DSL, Web hosting and Intracity VPN’s are some of the other services currently being provided by the company.
Airtel, which is the country’s first private fixed line service provider also offers ‘Wireless Broadband’ services for the residential and SME (Small and Medium Enterprises) segment with the freedom of access on an anytime, anywhere basis.
Bharti Tele-Ventures is one of India’s leading private sector provider of Tele-communications services with an aggregate of 11.06 million customers as of end of January ‘05, consisting of approximately 10.24 million mobile customers. The company today offers mobile services in 21 out of 23 circles in India. The company also provides fixed - line services and Internet access over DSL in 6 circles. The company complements its mobile and fixed-line services with national and international long distance services. The company also has a submarine cable landing station at Chennai, which connects the submarine cable connecting Chennai and Singapore. The company provides reliable end-to-end data and enterprise services to the corporate customers by leveraging its nationwide fiber optic backbone, last mile connectivity in fixed-line and mobile circles, VSATs, ISP and international bandwidth access through the gateways and landing station. For more information, visit www.bhartiteleventures.com