Telecom major Bharti Airtel today said it will offer broadband speed of 50 mbps, which will enable its customers to download full length movies in a few minutes, for Rs. 8,999 per month.
Initially, the service would be available in select few locations in Delhi and Gurgaon. It will later be rolled out in Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore in phases.
"We are delighted to introduce 50 mbps speed -- the fastest, wired broadband service. This ultra-fast broadband connection will allow customers, the convenience to download songs in seconds and full length feature films in less than three minutes," Bharti Airtel Joint President (Telemedia Services) K Srinivas said in a statement.
For example, a full length movie is about 700 MB in size and with a download speed of 50 mbps, it would take about 3-4 minutes to download the entire film.
The company will offer 50 Mbps Internet speed at Rs. 8,999 per month, with free data transfer up to 200 GB and additional free value added services (VAS) like parallel ringing, website builder (basic), antivirus software, online storage and unlimited gaming on games on demand. The 7,999 plan would have the same offerings at 30 mbps broadband speed.
Airtel provides broadband (DSL) and telephone services (fixed line) in 94 cities and has 29.88 lakh customers as on December 31, 2009. Of these, 41.5 per cent subscribe to broadband/internet services, it said.