Airtel Xstream Fiber has launched in Ladakh and Andaman and Nicobar islands. The telecom major has become the first private operator to offer high-speed fiber-to-the-home broadband service in these remote regions and offer digital access to customers.
Airtel’s Xstream Fiber is a broadband network based on fiber-optic connection for a seamless internet experience. Last week, Jio became the first telco to offer 4G mobile services in Ladakh’s Pangong lake.
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Airtel launches Xstream Fiber service in two remote regions in India
Airtel’s Xstream Fiber high-speed broadband connection is available to customers in Leh in Ladakh and Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar islands. It comes loaded with advanced technology and next-gen WiFi routers that are said to deliver symmetrical download and upload speeds as well as connect up to 60 devices concurrently. The broadband service also offers 24×7 customer support and a complimentary OTT subscription.
Airtel plans to scale the service to other key locations in Ladakh and Andaman and Nicobar islands in the coming months. By 2025, the company also aims to scale its footprint to 2000 towns. The telecom operator also plans to grow its installed home broadband passes by 150 percent to 40 million by the same period.
Bharti Airtel Broadband business CEO Vir Inder Nath said ‘The post-pandemic era has led to a surge in demand for high-speed broadband in homes, especially for work from home, online learning as well as online entertainment’
Airtel Xstream Fiber is currently available in 847 cities and towns across India. It has over 4.8 million customers as of March 31st, 2022.