ACT Fibernet Announces 1000 MBPS Broadband Plan in Hyderabad at Rs. 5,999 With 1TB FUP Per Month.
ACT Fibernet, one of India’s leading non-telco ISP in India, a couple of days back launched the first of its kind broadband plan promising speeds of 1 Gbps for the first time in India. The plan is currently available to only the residents of Hyderabad.
However, ACT promises that they will bring the plan to all the 11 cities where they operate in the country.
ACT Fibernet has made Hyderabad as ‘GigaCity.’ The plan costs Rs. 5,999 in the city and comes with a monthly FUP of 1TB. With this plan, ACT has changed the entire scenario of Hyderabad, where internet speeds used to be 2.5 Mbps, and now they have become 400 times more than the previous offerings.
With this Giga Plan launch, Hyderabad joins the elite club of 1000 MBPS speed countries such as South Korea, US, Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore. After the FUP limit of 1TB per month, the speeds will be dropped to 10 Mbps.
Speaking at the launch Bala Malladi, Chief Executive Officer of ACT Fibernet, said, “With our citizens and the government moving towards the Digital India movement, high-speed internet is the need of the hour.”
ACT Fibernet also said that Hyderabad is the most internet consumed city in the country with an average user consuming 75 GB of data per month, which is insane. ACT Fibernet did not motion any estimated date about the launch of this plan in other cities.
I am personally using the Hathway Plan in Mumbai which comes with a 50 MBPS fiber optics cable and offers really great speed for all day to day tasks like uploading YouTube Videos or watching Netflix or Amazon Prime.
It will be exciting to see how the 1000 MBPS line works in the real world scenario or if it has the low latency to open up the websites faster or game with no lag. That depends on the ISP connectivity.
JIO is also planning to launch the 1000 MBPS line very soon in Mumbai, as I met some of the officials last week who were surveying the area around Santa Cruz.
Also, Can Read the Below Post on BSNL
BSNL Will Offer 1000 MBPS Connection in Top Cities
BSNL is going to offer some seriously fast internet connection to the user in major metros and the top tier cities in all states. Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha announced that BSNL is upgrading the existing infrastructure to offer up to 1000 MBPS connection to the optical fiber based connections.
Currently, BSNL has fiber optics speed up to 100 MBPS in some of the top Metropolitans which will get bumped up soon to a much faster gigabit internet.
“BSNL has successfully implemented a major project of next-generation optical transport network (NG-OTH) technology in 44 cities covering state capitals and major cities. Under this project, total 100 major cities including state capitals shall be covered in a phased manner during the current financial year,” Sinha said while inaugurating the new system in Mumbai.
So we can expect most of the cities to get the facility by March 2018 as per the phased plan shared by the telecom minister Mr. Manoj Sinha.
The total expenditure on the project is around 330 crores for BSNL, and this project will enable BSNL to have 100G capacity from the current 10G.
The back-end will be ten times faster compared to the current scenario which will also help the FTTH users as well as mobile broadband users which will also get the benefit of extra speed and bandwidth.
The upgrade will also help maintain high download speeds at the peak load hours and will be beneficial for the end users.
Anil Kumar Jain (CGM BSNL) said the company is offering a top speed of 24 megabits per second for fixed line broadband connection and 100 Mbps speed on FTTH network which will be 10X faster and will offer a 1-Gigabit plan to the users soon.
It is not the first for the country ACT Fibernet; a broadband service provider already showcased the Gigabit internet speed for end users couple of months back. But that was limited to only Hyderabad the BSNL initiative is going to have a broader impact.
The service for BSNL in the smaller town is really poor, and the sales and support are also at God’s mercy. If BSNL needs to fight the private broadband providers, they will also have to revamp the sales and support for the company to be on par with the private players.