ACT Fibernet, India’s thrid-largest ISP provider in the country and the largest non-telco ISP has made India a Giga Country. Yes, the company introduced 1 Gbps broadband plan in India’s pearl city, Hyderabad. With this, India has joined the elite countries such as the US, South Korea, Japan, etc. , where the 1 Gbps speeds have already launched t the general public.
The 1 Gbps plan costs Rs. 5,999 sans the taxes and comes with a FUP of 1TB per month. As of now, the average internet speed in the country is just 2.5 Mbps, and with this new announcement, the speeds will be 400 times more than the regular ones.
ACT Fibernet in a statement issued, “Very few cities in the world can boast as being ‘Giga enabled,’ certainly not at this scale. This launch places Hyderabad in a league of select cities in the world that can boast of such futuristic technology. Giga speeds will allow downloads from the internet faster than transferring data from a USB drive.”
The plan, as of now, will be available only for Hyderabad users and will be rolled out to other cities shortly.
Speaking at the launch, Mr. Bala Malladi, CEO, ACT Fibernet said, “We are confident this product will transform the way the internet is now being consumed at large, and this will fast-track the government’s newest target to connect all its 23 million Telangana residents to the Internet by 2018”.
ACT Fibernet is making this move in Hyderabad firstly because the internet penetration in the city is 75GB per month for each user. There’s no estimated date on when the plans will be rolled to other cities, though.