Airtel launches 16 Mbps broadband

April 6th, 2009 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Bharti Airtel Monday launched 16 Mbps broadband, the fastest wireline broadband on digital subscriber loop(DSL) in the country, in select cities.
“We will be able to offer 16 Mbps broadband to 70 percent of the households in Delhi and NCR (national capital region), Chennai and Bangalore,” Airtel Telemedia Services joint president K. Srinivas said.

The service, powered by Airtel’s Carrier Ethernet Network, will be rolled out in Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai and Kolkata in the next phase, the company said in a statement.

Digital subscriber loop (DSL) is a technology that provides digital data transmission over the wires of a local telephone network.

Airtel, which is providing broadband services in 95 cities in the country, has offered two tariff plans for the 16 Mbps broadband at Rs.2,999 and Rs.4,999.

The data transfer limit under the Rs.2,999 plan is 20 GB, while that in the second plan is 50 GB.

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