Airtel Launches 16 Mbps Fastest DSL Broadband in India

The broadband internet speeds are all set to rise for the Indian net surfer with Airtel announcing the availability of 16Mbps broadband, which now claims to be the fastest DSL broadband in the country.

Fastest DSL Broadband

Airtel has announced that Airtels Carrier Ethernet Network, will be initially available in the cities of Delhi NCR, Chennai and Bangalore with phased roll-out to additional cities of Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai and Kolkata. Airtel delivers its broadband service through a fibre backbone of Carrier Ethernet Network with last mile delivery on copper using ADSL2+ technology, enabling ultra high-speed broadband which is scalable and affordable.

Airtel is offering 2 plans with 16 Mbps broadband
A. Speed Combo 2999 – 16 Mbps broadband speed with monthly data transfer limit of 20 GB for Rs. 2999 per month
B. Speed Combo 4999 – 16 Mbps broadband speed with monthly data transfer limit of 50 GB for Rs. 4999 per month

I always prefer unlimited data transfer limit broadband packages, even if the speed is a little slower as the monthly bill is fixed and there are no download limits whatsoever. Data transfer limits ensure that customers get charged for every MB download after the limit is over and can turn up a huge internet connection bill. I see the most practical package with Airtel is Value 1599 combo which provides 512Kbps speeds with unlimited data transfer for Rs 1599 only. See more Airtel plans.

How long will it take before 50Mbps broadband connections will become common, and more importantly affordable in India.

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About the Author: P Chandra is editor of QOT, one of India's earliest tech bloggers since 2004. A tech enthusiast with expertise in coding, WordPress, web tools, SEO and DIY hacks.