Excitel Broadband added 25,000 new connections during the first phase of Lockdown

Excitel Broadband empowers 25,000 #StayHome warriors during the first phase of Lockdown across India. This was by far the most new connections by an ISP during the period of COVID 19 restrictions and challenges.

Excitel witnessed a 30% increase in demand for new connections and a 60% increase in per day data consumption for the period of the First week March – Second Week of April. From an average 9-10 GB per day consumption before the lockdown, demand peaked at 17-18 GB per day data consumption on Excitel networks.  The lucrative and value for money plans for all #StayHome and #WorkFromHome workforce of the country found a lot of takers as the company went that extra mile to ensure connectivity for all. 

Vivek RainaCo-Founder & CEO, Excitel Broadband, said: “In recent times, there has been exponential growth in home data usage patterns and the consumption is shifting heavily towards video and gaming, both of which require fat data pipes (FTTH). We realized that due to COVID-19 related lockdown home broadband has become an absolutely essential part of people’s lives, it is perhaps the most important connection to the rest of the world in these circumstances.”

To ensure there is no disruption in our services, we kept essential ground staff on the streets under strict hygiene protocols. We are following strict guidelines from WHO and the local health authorities in terms of all hygiene checks and precautions. All our staff is equipped with proper IDs, required masks and sanitizers. These people today are making heroic efforts to move and fix issues and install under extremely challenging circumstances.”

Excitel is currently delivering 600 Gigabits of data over a massive fiber network of 20,000 km including partners’ networks to close to 3.6 lakh households. In Delhi NCR, Excitel will be the biggest non-telco with such an expanse of a network across the city. Excitel is also completing transforming its network to be a FTTH player and has completed 40% of its connections in Delhi NCR to Fibre recently.

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