ACT Fibernet plans in Bangalore are revised. The intensifying competition and increasing high-speed data consumption have allowed ACT to offer its wired internet connectivity at a very competitive price.
ACT Fibernet, the first broadband service to bring the cutting edge 1 Gig speed fibre optic technology to Bangalore in 2018, has proven to be ahead of the curve once again.
The company has recently announced that they will be offering revised and upgraded fibernet tariffs to its customers in Bangalore at no additional cost. This is to say that the internet speed and download limit offered by each ACT plan will increase, without a hike in prices.
For instance, ACT Swift, the most basic ACT Fibrenet plan offers at the cost Rs. 685/month currently comes with a speed of 15 Mbps with a 100 GB upload and download limit. Once the customer exceeds this limit, the speed drops to 512 kbps. After the new ACT plans come to effect, customers will be able to upload and download up to 200 GB of data at a speed of 40 Mbps. The ACT Rapid plan offers a similar package at the moment, at the price of Rs. 909/month. This essentially means the perks of the ACT Rapid plan are being offered at a price cheaper up to 20%.
ACT has also added plans that offer speeds of 200 Mbps and 250 Mbps, which it currently doesn’t provide. The 250 Mbps speed is a part of the ACT Incredible, Essential, Advance and Progress plans, ranging from Rs. 1999 to Rs. 4999, all of which provide internet at a speed of 150 Mbps at present. The download limits of the plans will also increase by up to 350 GB depending on the plan. For example, the ACT Advance plan’s 1650 GB limit will now upgrade to 2000 GB.
ACT Fibrenet: A strong contender for JioFibre
The upgrade seems to be part of ACT’s customer retention strategy and strengthen its market presence at the time when Jio Fibernet makes its way to Bangalore.
JioFiber is Reliance Jio’s endeavour to compete in the Indian internet market. It launched in September this year and offers high-speed internet along with additional benefits at competitive prices.
Reliance Jiofiber plans start at Rs. 699/month. The most basic plan offers 100 Mbps internet speed and a 100 GB download limit.
On purchase of the annual plans, customers get a Welcome Offer. The perks range from free 3-month access to JioCinema and Saavn to free Jio Home Gateway Device which costs Rs. 5000 as a standalone purchase.
Despite the complimentary benefits that give Jio Fibernet an upper-hand over its competitors, its limited availability holds it back. Jio Fibernet is yet to reach many major Indian cities due to its gradual rollout. In contrast, ACT Fibrenet is the largest wired broadband service provider in India. ACT is offerings its broadband services to 1.4 million users across 18 cities in India.
Thus, ACT Fibernet’s upgrade comes at a shrewd time to strengthen its customers’ confidence in Bangalore, where Jio Fibernet is yet to be launched. Moreover, ACT offers a wider variety of plans than Jio, and the revision has ensured that the plans remain competitive by offering a higher speed and data limit than Jio at similar prices.
There are 615 million broadband subscribers in India. 18.32 million of those are wired broadband subscribers. With nearly 10% market share ACT Fibrenet is the largest wired broadband internet provider in India. In the last few years ACT has strengthened its market presence by launching blazing fast wired internet connectivity to individuals and corporates as well.