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Airtel to Shutdown Copper-based Broadband in a Year

Mr. Gopal Vittal-CEO, Bharti Airtel Ltd. in a press statement said it will shutdown down its Copper infrastructure-based broadband in a year and will just offer Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) in the country. It is also aiming to offer broadband through the LCO partnership model in over 1000 cities, up from 120 cities currently.

He further added that Airtel has been able to add 215K new FTTH customers in the last quarter (Oct-Dec 20), which is the highest since FTTH has been rolled out by the company.