ACT Fibernet Plans to Intertwine India’s Digital Highways with Gigabit Connectivity


By Zia Askari | in Hyderabad

Heralding a new era in internet connectivity, ACT Fibernet has launched its 1 Gigabit broadband service offering in Hyderabad.

This launch will fundamentally change the connectivity fabric and open up huge opportunities in hitherto not so popular bandwidth-intensive applications such as e-education, tele-medicine, e-agri, e-courts services etc – and most importantly exponentially strengthen India’s digital highways.

Bala Malladi

“We have a vision to deliver innovative fiber offerings to our customers. This is a huge step in this direction. 1 Gigabit is a very interesting proposition, it will open up huge possibilities for users. 1 Gbps equals to 1024 Mbps. People can easily download 10 HD movies, concurrently at the same time in less than 10 minutes. Users can stream4K videos without any sort of buffering. They can also experience online gaming in a completely new way. We are present in 11 cities today and this will eventually be launched in all the cities,” explained, Bala Malladi, CEO, ACT Fibernet.

On the business side, this offering can open up new avenues in delivering high-bandwidth intensive video calling and even enabling tele-presence. Going strong on its new age offerings, ACT Fibernet is looking forward to invest about INR 1200 crore over the next two years in order to strengthen its network and offer innovative services to its customers.

“We will be investing about 1200 crore in technology upgradation, reaching out to new cities and capacity expansion in the coming two years time,” he added.

When it comes to technology, FTTH or (Fiber To The Home) is sitting right at the heart of its offering and holds great potential to deliver unprecedented experience in digital entertainment through a myriad set of devices available today – starting from smartphones, tablets to digital TVs.

India is the second largest market globally with internet connectivity reaching over 400 million people.  With the government’s constant and fervent efforts to internet enable cities, internet penetration is set to reach over 600 million users by 2020.

Additionally, the government’s recent announcement to boost high-speed broadband via optic Fiber to 1,50,000 gram Panchayats will further receive support through initiatives such as ACT Fibernet’s and its contribution to the country’s digital growth.

ACT Fibernet’s 1 Gbps wired internet service is currently available in Hyderabad for INR 5999 per month, 1 Gbps , 1TB FUP.