The Most important feature of Fiber to Home connection in todays reality is the improvement of stability and quality. Obviously possibilities for much higher speeds are there as well, but that's less important after some point.
But doesn't it require a higher competence by local guys to install properly? Plus of course if the lco doesn't have proper power backup in place, this is not going to change anything? My lco is pretty reliable... Hopefully it would be the same with fiber!
Since there is no active equipment anywhere between the Core Location of LCO till Customer premises the power problems are reduced to almost zero. Of course LCO needs to maintain Power backup at his Core location, but it's much easier when it is 1 location only that needs attention and one location can also have enough backup that survives all electricity downtimes.
In the non-ftth model, you need power at multiple points in the network, which depend on different sources, and is much more difficult to have backup everywhere and for every such point.
Regarding the competence,
I would not say that they need higher competence, because maintaining non-ftth network is also challenging in a way - you need to deal with power, switches (active equipment), whereas with FTTH model you deal mainly with Signal power and cables - much simpler task, and the entire IP layer is basically non-visible for LCO guys.
Having said that, still they need specific competence when having FTTH deployments, and Excitel is having training program for all its local partners that are Excitel Fiber enabled.
Well damn, didn't see that before. The service is available at my location. Looks great especially at the sexy prices.
Thanks to my LCO I don't feel the need to upgrade. The connection has been rock solid since a year with very few down times. For those interested in the pricing here is a screenshot.
(cannot embed it for some reason). Therefore quoting the text also.
Excitel Fiber is a new ultra-high speed Broadband Internet service especially designed for home, delivered through end to end fiber optical network.
Excitel Fiber provides NO FUP speeds starting from 100 Megabits and up to 1 Gigabit (1000 Megabits) per second which enables unlimited 4K videos without buffering.
It's pure Fiber To the Home (FTTH) technology that combines unimaginable speeds with high stability of the connection that doesn't depend on the weather conditions and power fluctuations.
Excitel Fiber Benefits
Ultra high-speed 100-1000 Mbps
Pure fiber - no fluctuations from weather or electrical power
No FUP, 4K quality without buffering.
Excitel Fiber in your area:AVAILABLERefundable security deposit:1500 Rs 1000 Rs (Limited time offer)Fiber device:FREEUpgrade time:within 30 days
Pay Refundable Deposit of 1,000 Rs to apply for the fiber upgrade at home.
Due to very high demand, installation will happen within 30 days after the application. Your current service will be uninterrupted. Excitel Fiber Plans
Excitel Fiber 100 - (100 Mbps speed, no FUP) - 699 Rs/mo
Excitel Fiber 200 - (200 Mbps speed, no FUP) - 849 Rs/mo
Excitel Fiber 300 - (300 Mbps speed, no FUP) - 999 Rs/mo
Excitel Fiber 1000 - 1 Gigabit speed, no FUP - coming, stay tuned!
*Price are exclusive of taxes
*Refundable security deposit of 1500 Rs. 1000 Rs. is paid in advance. (Limited time offer)
*No installation fee or any additional cost for upgrade from existing service to Excitel Fiber
@philip marlowe how can i ensure that my area gets Excitel Fiber at the earliest?
whenever i ask my LCO about ftth he always says that its not possible or that it will cost like 20k INR to bring fiber to your home . its like he is oblivious and is not aware that you guys have started this initiative .
i have already registered for fiber through selfcare portal but judging by the type of people that live around my area , i doubt that they are even aware of ftth . they are the type of people who are happy with 50Mbps plan and are happy with their youtube , google need being satisfied.
now i cant really ask my lco for addresses of all the subscribers then go to their house and request them to register for excitel fiber.
i am probably the only one who has registered for Excitel Fiber from my area.
now ofcourse you guys will give priority to area where there are a lot of users who have registered for fiber.