Idea Cellular has ventured into wireline broadband services to provide ultra-high speed broadband services at customers’ home through FTTH (fiber-to-the-home) technology.
In the month of March, 2017, FTTH service was launched in select premium housing societies in the city of Pune with speeds ranging from 20 Mbps to 200 Mbps.
Idea Cellular FTTH service is capable of delivering upto 1 Gbps speeds in near future and the service is fully scalable to deliver multi-play product and services. This end-to-end fully underground OFC network in Pune, is also scalable to deliver multi-play product and services, as Idea’s FTTH is integrated on its own.
The expansion of FTTH services will be linked to business performance and experience from Pune with relevant products and services to cater to emerging market opportunities.
The FTTH service will definitely help the company to expand its broadband services which is presently at 27 million broadband subscribers.
The company has also expanded its fibre backbone network by 29,100 km from 115,500 km as of end-March, 2016 to 144,600 Km as of end-March, 2017. In terms of coverage, Idea provides wireless broadband coverage to more than 500 million Indian in 21 service areas vis-a-vis one billion Indians on 2G.