Spectra and ACT Fibernet Has Cheapest 1 Gbps Broadband Plans, Airtel and JioFiber Follow Next

Bharti Airtel has also expanded into the gigabyte segment by bringing the 1 Gbps plan offering for its broadband customers under its new brand identity- Airtel Xstream Fibre

Highlights
  • Airtel and Reliance JioFiber 1 Gbps plans start at Rs 3,999 per month
  • ACT Fibernet's 1 Gbps ACT Giga plan is available at Rs 2,999 in Chennai
  • Spectra is currently providing industry's cheapest 1 Gbps broadband plans

ACT Fibernet was the first Internet Service Provider (ISP) in India to launch a 1 Gbps broadband plan and it was soon followed by Spectra which has a presence in popular cities like Bengaluru and New Delhi. Reliance JioFiber is currently the popular service provider in the country to offer 1 Gbps broadband plans in several cities. The Mukesh Ambani-owned company’s broadband plans will be available in over 1,100 cities. Airtel Xstream Fibre also introduced a 1 Gbps broadband plan priced at Rs 3,999 and it’s also offering the same in more than 100 cities now. JioFiber and Airtel Xstream Fibre’s broadband plans cost the same in all the cities where it has operations, but that’s not the case with Spectra and ACT Fibernet as their plan prices vary with every city.

Airtel Xstream Fibre Plan With 1 Gbps Speeds

Bharti Airtel has also expanded into the gigabyte segment by bringing the 1 Gbps plan offering for its broadband customers under its new brand identity- Airtel Xstream Fibre. As part of Airtel Xstream Fibre, the subscribers will be able to access 3.3TB of data at 1 Gbps speed for Rs 3,999 per month. There will also be the Airtel Thanks benefits combined with this plan which includes free Amazon Prime membership for a year, Netflix for three months, and a premium subscription to Airtel Xstream TV. Airtel is also shipping free ZEE5 Premium subscription to the users.

Spectra Broadband Plans With 1 Gbps Speeds

Spectra is one of the broadband service providers, which is offering attractive and economical 1 Gbps plans. The internet service provider was also the second operator in the space to start offering 1 Gbps speeds after ACT Fibernet. Not only is Spectra offering 1 Gbps speed, but it also offering an extra nine months of service to its subscribers if they pay Rs 21,934 for a yearly subscription. The customer getting a yearly broadband subscription from Spectra with 1 Gbps speed will have to pay an effective monthly cost of Rs 885. Currently, Spectra is providing services in Delhi, Chennai and Bengaluru.

JIoFiber Plans With 1 Gbps Speed

Reliance Jio’s JioFiber is the obvious inclusion in this list. The telco starts providing gigabyte speed plans at Rs 3,999, which is the Platinum plan from JioFiber. Under this plan, the subscribers will enjoy 1 Gbps speed and FUP data of up to 2500GB. There are also additional benefits like video calling, no-latency gaming, VR headset and access to first-day first show movies. There is also the Welcome Offer from Reliance Jio on this plan which will get the customers, the subscription to OTT apps. There is also the Rs 8,499 Titanium plan which offers 1 Gbps speed and up to 5000GB data per month. The additional benefits with this plan remain the same as with the above plans.

ACT Fibernet 1 Gbps Broadband Plan Available in 3 Cities

To recall, ACT Fibrenet was the first ISP in India to launch a 1 Gbps broadband plan. The Bengaluru-based company launched the plan in Hyderabad city first, and later on, it was made available in Bengaluru as well. In Hyderabad and Bengaluru, the ACT Giga or the 1 Gbps broadband plan costs Rs 5,999. However, in Chennai where the company is offering the same ACT Giga plan, it’s charging just Rs 2,999 per month from the customers. ACT Fibernet plans to launch the same ACT Giga plan in several cities, but for now, it’s available only in three cities as mentioned above.

 

Arpit spends his day closely following the telecom and tech industry. A music connoisseur and a night owl, he also takes a deep interest in the Indian technology start-up scene and spends rest of his time spilling poetry and stories on paper.

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Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd. (MTNL) Delhi’s FTTH service is offering two 1 Gbps plans, one titled FTH-2990 and the other FTH-4990.

Monthly tariff for the former is Rs. 2,990/- and for the latter is Rs. 4,990/-. If a customer desires to pay on an annual basis then the annual tariff is 29,900/- and 49,900/- respectively (effectively customer pays for only ten months).

MTNL also has a quarterly payment scheme offering another quantum of discount from the monthly rent.

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