Thursday, January 20, 2005

Broadband: Price war starts in India ?!

If the price wars are really starting, and are beneficial to the customer, I'd be quite happy given that I have an Airtel DSL connection (64kbps, 10pm-8am "free", extra 10hrs per months, ~Rs.700 per month, "unlimited" download) and I hate the present pricing model ! I'd prefer a 256kbps, 24hrs available, unlimited download, even at around Rs.1000 or so [of course, the lesser the price and higher the speed, the more better :)].

Airtel Broadband and Telephone Services (ABTS) will kick off an aggressive price war in internet broadband services soon, following the recent entry by state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL).

“We will reduce prices to match BSNL offer and an announcement will be made in a few days,” said Prem Pradeep, chief executive officer, ABTS.

“We will revise prices to remain competitive in all aspects, be it usage charges, upfront costs and bandwidth capacity,” he added.


Complete story here.

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