Airtel takes on Reliance JioFiber with Airtel XStream Fiber broadband service: All you need to know

By Digit NewsDesk | Updated Sep 11 2019
Airtel takes on Reliance JioFiber with Airtel XStream Fiber broadband service: All you need to know

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Airtel XStream Fiber broadband service announced soon after Reliance JIoFiber launch.

Airtel XStream Fiber service offers plans starting at Rs 699

JioFiber and Airtel XStream go head to head in the home internet segment.

Hot on the heels of Reliance JioFiber’s commercial launch, Airtel has announced its new Airtel XStream Fiber service. The new broadband service by Airtel goes up against Reliance JioFiber and offers 1Gbps internet speeds at Rs 3,999 per month. The announcement comes soon after the telco announced its new converged digital entertainment service called Airtel XStream and launched the Airtel XStream Box and the Airtel XStream Stick. As for the new Airtel XStream Fiber service, it is now available for homes, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), and small commercial establishments in Delhi, Gurgaon, Ghaziabad, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Faridabad, Noida, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Indore, Jaipur and Ahmedabad. Here’s everything you need to know about the service. 

Airtel XStream Fiber broadband plans and price

The Airtel XStream Fiber broadband plans are priced starting at Rs 799 and go all the way up to Rs 3,999. The base plan for the Airtel XStream Fiber broadband service is called ‘Basic’ and it is priced at Rs 799. It offers 100GB of data per month with speeds of up to 40Mbps, along with unlimited local and STD calls and an additional 200GB data for six months. 

The ‘Entertainment’ plan for ṭhe service is priced at Rs 1,099 and it offers 300GB data per month with up to 100Mbps speeds. Along with an additional 500GB bonus data for six months, one will get a free one year Amazon Prime subscription, three months of Netflix, and free access to Zee5 Premium and Airtel XStream content. Next up is the Premium plan that offers up to 300Mbps speeds with a monthly cap of 600GB. With this plan, one gets the same additional benefits as the Entertainment plan, except for a 1000GB bonus data that is valid for six months. 

The top two plans under the Airtel XStream Fiber service are called VIP and Ultra and they are priced at Rs 1,999 and Rs 3,999 respectively. Both of these are unlimited plans that come with the same one year free Amazon Prime subscription, three months of Netflix and free access to Airtel XStream and Zee5 Premium content. However, the VIP plan offers speeds of up to 100Mbps while the Ultra option offers speeds of up to 1Gbps. You can read the complete terms and conditions for the service here. 

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