Exclusive: To counter Jio DTH Airtel is Reportedly Working on a High-Tech hybrid DTH STB with Support for Online Surfing and DTH Service Over Wi-Fi

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Rudradeep Biswas

Ever since the rumors came out regarding Jio’s Set Top Box to be launched in India with FTTH service, other telecom operators started to work on something different. And today, we have an exclusive information regarding an upcoming service from India’s leading telecom network, Airtel.


According to our sources, Airtel is working on a hybrid DTH STB, which is said to provide online surfing and DTH service over Wi-Fi or maybe via Fiber cable. As we already know that Airtel is aggressively rolling out their V-Fiber Internet service to every corner of the country and this might well help the DTH service as well.

It is also said that Airtel is making this move especially because of the continuous growth in online content in India and this device could revolutionize the entire Indian telecom sector.

Our sources claim that Airtel is closely in discussion with leading global content providers to bundle the content services with this upcoming DTH service. There were some rumors in the past as well regarding Airtel in talks with Netflix for a potential content tie-up, and this might be the outcome of those discussions.

Also Read: Here’s How Airtel is Countering Jio with its myHome Service by Offering Free Data to Consumers

That said, if Airtel ever partners with Netflix or any of the content service providers, it will surely be a significant disruption in India and the country will be benefitted with the best of content and technology.

Airtel has already reached the final testing and design of the product, which means that the launch will take place in the near future. Currently, Airtel is enjoying 12.5 million customers for its DTH services and is one of the leading players in the market.

What do you think of this upcoming service from Airtel? Will it change the TV viewing experience in India? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

This post was last modified on February 15, 2017 2:03 am

Rudradeep Biswas

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