In a move that could redefine the home internet landscape in India, telecom giant Airtel has launched its Xstream Airfiber service. This 5G wireless WiFi solution aims to bridge the gap in last-mile connectivity and offer consumers a high-speed internet experience like never before.
- 5G Wireless WiFi Solution: Airtel’s Xstream Airfiber operates on a 5G Plus network.
- WiFi 6 Technology: The device features built-in WiFi 6 technology for better speed and coverage.
- Up to 64 Devices: The service can simultaneously connect up to 64 devices.
- Affordable Plans: Priced at Rs 799 per month with a six-month upfront payment option.
- Self-Installation: Users can easily set up the device themselves via the Xstream Airfiber app.
Bridging the Last-Mile Gap
One of the most significant challenges in internet connectivity is the “last-mile” issue, especially in rural and urban areas where laying fiber-optic cables is not feasible. Airtel’s Xstream Airfiber aims to solve this problem by providing wireless connectivity that doesn’t require any traditional wired setup. This is particularly beneficial for areas where access to fiber infrastructure poses a challenge.
Incorporating the latest WiFi 6 technology, Airtel promises 50% higher speeds compared to traditional WiFi 5 routers. This is a game-changer in a market where consumers are increasingly reliant on high-speed internet for everything from remote work to online education and streaming services.
Multiple Device Connectivity
In today’s digital age, a single household often has multiple devices that require internet connectivity. Airtel’s Xstream Airfiber addresses this need by supporting up to 64 simultaneous connections, making it ideal for large families or small businesses.
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Pricing and Availability
Currently available in Delhi and Mumbai, the service is priced at Rs 799 per month. Airtel also offers a six-month plan at a discounted rate, requiring a one-time refundable security deposit of Rs 2500. The company has plans to expand the service to other cities in the near future.
Ease of use is another highlight of this service. The device is plug-and-play, and users can easily set it up themselves using the Xstream Airfiber app, eliminating the need for professional installation.
The Road Ahead
With the launch of Xstream Airfiber, Airtel has set a new benchmark in India’s home internet sector. As the company plans to roll out the service across other cities, it will be interesting to see how competitors like Reliance Jio respond.