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Ortel launches 1 TB broadband plan, upgrades minimum speed to 1 Mbps

MUMBAI: Reliance Jio’s predatory data pricing for 4G has not only upset the calculation of telcos but also prompted broadband players to come out with better offers to retain their customers.

Cable TV and broadband service provider Ortel Communications has launched 1 TB (1024GB) data plan on the DOCSIS 3.0 platform at a mega speed of 100 Mbps.

The plan, targeted at heavy data consumers, is priced at Rs 4,999. Customers opting for the 1 TB plan will also get digital TV services free as a complimentary offer.

Ortel has upgraded its minimum broadband speed to 1 Mbps by withdrawing all its data plans below 1 Mbps speed. Existing customers will automatically be upgraded to this speed.

The data limits too have been increased multi-fold. All the plans are without any daily limit, which can be used by the subscribers at their convenience without worrying about exhausting the limit or losing the data within the monthly billing cycle.

The new plans are available from Rs 299 onwards and the choice of speeds can range up to 100 Mbps for homes, whereas SMEs and corporates can choose their speeds even beyond 100 Mbps using fibre leased lines. The data download limits are also revised upward. Now customers can avail plans with the download limits of 10–200GB before they can migrate to a TB plan.

With multiple internet devices in use at homes, Ortel has already given a new meaning to home Wi-Fi solutions. Ortel is the first MSO and ISP to offer wireless broadband service at public places for its wired broadband subscribers without any additional Wi-Fi hotspot access charges. The company plans to increase the number of hotspots considerably during the current year. Earlier, it had offered free broadband to its existing digital TV subscribers.

Commenting on the development, Ortel Communications president & CEO Bibhu Prasad Rath said, “With video and audio consumption becoming mainstream among internet users, Ortel is constantly innovating to provide a superior experience and value to its customers. Keeping this dimension in mind, Ortel has unveiled its 1 Terabyte data plan at 100 Mbps speed with complimentary digital TV subscription. Our value proposition has been redefined with multi-fold increase in data limits in the new plans. Ortel has exceeded the definition of broadband in India with upgrade of its minimum broadband speed to 1 Mbps in its entire network. Now customers can do more at a very affordable price.”