Good News: Airtel FTTH Availability

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I wish it was good news for me as well. I followed up with Airtel on Twitter and later by Calling. They said FTTH is not available in my place (near Pune).
Spoke with Idea Broadband who has Wireless broadband but not FTTH at my place, they said they would soon upgrade Wireless network to FTTH.
But it seems JIO would win race over Airtel/Idea, and I would have to go for it.
 

ajgamer

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^ No company would say anything in advance. You can try that with Jio.
 

AgentX

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I've been on Airtel's ill-fated vdsl installation for as long as I can remember, and my local engineer has no good news for FTTH even though Jio already started their implementation with overhead cables.

I sure hope Airtel does something.
 


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There is no doubt that Airtel VDSL was a failure. I am sure they would do something atleast in Metro Cities. Since people are able to get the high speed internet speed at lower prices.

I came to know this news because a near by area which never had Airtel is getting Fiber Installed and Airtel FTTH will be the only way there. (Doesn't mean it is coming to me soon). So the area technician and senior officials told me that Airtel will try to introduce FTTH.

It all depends upon the permission also. Since the wiring for FTTH will happen over head only. No underground installation.

But there is some hope.
 

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Airtel should target Tier 2 cities rather than metros. There are already many local players/big players in cities like Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai etc. There are more chances for Airtel to snap up customers in these cities as compared to metros.

Having said that I think JIO will beat Airtel to it, by quite a margin.
 

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My area has Jio FTTH, Hathway,Excitel and also MTNL FTTH in certain apartments complexes, still don't see any urgency from Airtel to switch to FTTH
 


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@Shubham Well actually they are the second biggest ISP on customer base alone. These class A ISPs like BSNL/Airtel might have shitty internet with copper lines but they certainly do have better coverage esp in tier 2 cities, towns and rural areas.
 

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I can only say it depends upon who is your area MLA and all that shit. Because Airtel wants to install the Fiber in whole Delhi but they are not able to get permission.

They want to install underground unlike Jio's over the head.