Jio GigaFiber vs Airtel’s V-fiber vs BSNL FTTH Broadband: Recharge plans, prices and data compared

Jio GigaFiber vs Airtel’s V-fiber vs BSNL FTTH Broadband: Recharge plans, prices and data compared

Jio Gigafiber broadband is up for registrations and while the FTTH service from Reliance Jio was announced a couple of months ago in India, Jio Gigafiber FTTH services have been in the testing phase in the country for over two years now. Also, Reliance Jio is all set to compete with the likes of Airtel’s V-fiber and BSNL FTTH broadband in the fiber-to-the-home industry and just like its debut in the telecom sector, the Mukesh Ambani-led Jio Gigafiber is expected to completely disrupt the broadband segment as well with its affordable pricing as well as cheap cost of data.

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Recently, we have seen a huge increase in consumption of online video content and according to some reports, mobile video content expected to grow at 83 per cent CAGR over the next 5 years, it might be the right time for Jio GigaFiber services to debut with its affordable prices. On the other hand, it is worth noting that Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is currently the biggest broadband service provider in India while Airtel V-fiber has also been introduced by Bharti Airtel in the country.

Now, with Jio GigaFiber FTTH broadband services, the face of this industry is expected to change entirely and here we compare the prices or plans of Jio GigaFiber, Airtel V-fiber and BSNL Broadband, and see how Reliance Jio is planning to bring another revolution with its debut in the broadband industry.

Jio GigaFiber vs Airtel’s V-fiber vs BSNL FTTH Broadband: Recharge plans, prices and data compared

BSNL Broadband

BSNL has over 9.30 million users for its broadband services and offers up to 100Mbps speeds with 750GB of monthly data after which the speed is reduced to 2 Mbps. While this BSNL broadband plan is priced at Rs. 1,277 per month, there is also an Rs. 777 monthly plan from BSNL which comes with 500GB data at 50Mbps as well.

There are no activation or installation charges, however, you will have to pay a one-time security fee as well as ADSL WiFi Modem charges to get a BSNL broadband connection.

Airtel V-fiber

Airtel V-fiber or Airtel Broadband is the second largest player in the industry and operates on major Indian cities such as Delhi/NCR, Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Hyderabad, Pune and Indore, for now. Unlike BSNL, the availability of Airtel ‘V-Fiber’ is limited to these cities while the deployment was part of the company’s network transformation programme named ‘Project Leap’.

Coming to the plans or prices of Airtel Broadband, there is an Airtel Rs 799 broadband plan which comes with 100GB of monthly data with up to 40Mbps of speeds as well as unlimited voice call benefits. There are also the Rs. 1,299 and Rs. 1,999 (Gurugram circle) plans which come with 500GB data at 100Mbps and unlimited data at 100Mbps speeds, respectively. Subscribers will also get a free router and Amazon prime subscription while Airtel V-fiber can be connected to a maximum of 10 devices.

Jio GigaFiber FTTH broadband

While the Jio GigaFiber FTTH broadband services were announced months back, there is no official word on its availability to the masses, however, Reliance Jio has partnered with Hathway and Den Networks for last mile connectivity and the Jio GigaFiber services are expected to launch soon in India.

That said, there is no official word on the official plan details as well, however, Reliance Jio has announced the Jio GigaFiber Preview Offer under which all new subscribers will get 100GB monthly data for the first three months at 100Mbps of speeds and once the monthly limit is exhausted, users will be able to avail additional data with a recharge from Jio.com. It has also been announced that for a new Jio GigaFiber connection, users will have to pay a refundable security deposit of Rs. 4,500 for the Jio GigaFiber router and the JioTV router.

As for Jio GigaFiber plans and prices, reports have suggested that Reliance Jio will launch its broadband plans starting from as low as Rs. 500.

 

Source:- timesnownews

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