Internet services firm Spectra said it has launched a plan under which residential broadband customers will get 150 GB data at a speed of 1 Gbps for Rs 799 per month in Delhi-NCR. The broadband services major is looking to expand this plan to three more cities by March 2018.
“Now we have launched fastest broadband services ever in India with 1 gbps (over 1000 megabit per second) symmetrical download and upload speed for the residential broadband customer. This puts India to rest of the world,” Spectra CEO Udit Mehrotra told . He said the company has started offering a broadband connection with 1 gbps speed and upgraded all its existing customers to the same plan.
“1 gbps is so much bandwidth that allows the customer to do whatever they want to do on the internet. With the increase in speed, we have not made it unaffordable. It is starting from Rs 799 per month for 150 GB data usage and unlimited usage plan starts at Rs 1,149 per month,” Mehrotra said. The company provides only fixed-line broadband services in cities like New Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon, Bangalore, Chennai and Mumbai.
“If businesses need us, we are reaching out to them wherever they are in Delhi, Noida and Gurgaon. For residential customers, we cover entire Delhi, Gurgaon and parts of Noida. We are planning to roll out 1 gbps broadband service in Mumbai, Chennai and Bengaluru by the first quarter of 2018,” Mehrotra said.
Spectra at present have reached to around 2 lakh households. The company has plans to invest Rs 100 crore in its network to expand coverage to 4 lakh households. Spectra has also tied up with Alt Balaji and Hungama to offer their service to its customers. “With this launch, we are the only company in the country to have a largest broadband customer base on 1 gbps broadband speed in India,” Mehrotra said.