There is not a shred of doubt that the stepping of Reliance Jio into the broadband segment is going to be a sound of trumpet for a possibly upcoming battle in the broadband industry. The Mukesh Ambani led telecom operator is gearing up for launching its services after the finalisation of its last mile connectivity, whereas other players like ACT Fibernet are increasing their presence with the introduction of new brand identity, attractive offers and new plans. Another operator, which is also taking baby steps in the industry is Tata Sky Broadband. Initially a DTH provider, the company has leveraged its extensive presence in the country to roll out broadband services as well. In a new update, the company has announced three new cities where it has started operations.
Tata Sky Broadband Now Has Presence in a Total of 17 Cities
Last, when we reported about Tata Sky Broadband, it was during the launch of the service. The company stepped into the industry through 14 cities where it landed with different plans and offerings. These 14 cities included Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Chennai, Delhi, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Mira Bhayandar, Mumbai, Noida, Pimpri Chinchwad and Thane. The three new cities where Tata Sky Broadband is now operating are Kolkata, Pune and Jaipur. It is worth noting that Tata Sky broadband started its operations from metro cities and nearby regions only along with a few prominent Tier-II cities. Now the service provider seems to be planning towards a nationwide presence with the expansion in these new territories.
It seems that Tata Sky had planned to test the waters of broadband in the prominent cities of India first. In the second phase, the service provider is likely to hit Tier-II cities and the rest of the circles where it has no broadband presence.
Broadband Plans Starting at Rs 999
On its official website, Tata Sky Broadband has also listed several of its plans which it is shipping in these locations. The portfolio of Tata Sky is starting with the plan of Rs 999 which is providing 5 Mbps speed for one month with unlimited data. These plans start at Rs 999 and go up to Rs 3,600, the last one of which offers 550GB of data at 50 Mbps speeds. Notably, Tata Sky is now providing broadband plans in various validity periods- one month, three months, four months, six months, seven months, nine months, 11 months, 12 months, 13 months, 15 months and 16 months.
Further, Tata Sky Broadband is also providing these plans for different subscription periods as well. On the official website of the service provider, you will be able to see the various speeds, data volume FUP and the subscription periods along with the pricing for the broadband connection. Tata Sky has also noted that all the prices mentioned on its website, along with the ones we mentioned above are inclusive of all taxes. The service provider has also added that after the FUP, subscribers would experience the throttled-down speed of 1 Mbps.
Tata Sky Broadband, on its website, has also put up a connection locator tool which interested subscribers can use to check the availability of a connection in their area.