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Bharti Airtel takes challenge to Reliance Jio in broadband service

Operator seeks to expand FTTH service to 40 million homes across 1,000 cities

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Bharti Airtel | Reliance Jio

Surajeet Das Gupta  |  New Delhi 

Bharti Airtel is about to embark on a massive expansion in its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband service, in collaboration with local cable operators who will provide the last-mile connectivity. The company plans to offer the service in over 1,000 cities across the country, in the next 12-18 months.

A senior executive of the company said the target was to reach over 40 million of the 240 million households in the country. The move will bring Airtel into a head-to-head battle with Reliance Jio, which offers its FTTH broadband service in 2,000 cities and is looking to reach ...

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First Published: Mon, October 12 2020. 06:07 IST
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