Excitel Offers 100Mbps Speed at ₹399 (Cheapest FTTH in the Market)
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The NCR-based Excitel offers the cheapest broadband plans in the Indian market. To be precise, the Excitel broadband internet service provider offers 100Mbps speed at just ₹399.
Though Excitel started its operations in 2015, the NCR-based startup couldn’t achieve the much-desired result. However, the COVID-19 gave the company a good opportunity to expand its services to suburbs where the big brands are not present.
Interestingly, the Excitel provides high-speed broadband connectivity at a lesser price than its competitors. Apart from being cheap, the Excitel broadband and fiber plans don’t carry any FUP or data limit.
Excitel No FUP & Dominance in Small Markets:
The USP of Excitel ISP is no Fair Usage Policy and speed capping.
The Excitel is currently available in 13 cities including Delhi NCR, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Bengaluru, Lucknow, Kanpur, Prayagraj, Jhansi, Visakhapatnam, Guntur, Vijayawada, Rohtak, and Unnao.
Though the new ISP competes with Airtel Xstream, JioFiber, ACT Fibernet and BSNL Bharat Fiber, it has created a new niche for itself. By analysing its marketing strategy, one can clearly say that Excitel is picking up the small territories where the big brands are not yet operational.
Personally, I’ve observed this ISP over a period of 2 years. The Excitel is the front runner where the other ISP’s are still calculating the economies of scale for installing its infrastructure. In the last 2 years, the company doubled its customer base to 6 lakh subscribers.
Excitel Fiber First Plans:
Under Fiber First branding, the Excitel has got many plans ranging from ₹399 to ₹999. The company has branded the plans based on the speed – 100Mbps (streamers), 200Mbps (downloaders), and 300Mbps (gamers).
The 100Mbps plan costs ₹699 per month whereas the 200Mbps plan costs ₹849 and the highest 300Mbps plan costs ₹999 per month. However, the same 100Mbps costs ₹399 and 300Mbps plan costs ₹499 effectively when paid annually. That’s a huge money saver for long-term enthusiasts.
Apart from monthly and annual plans, the Excitel ISP has got a range of plans including 3-month, 4-month, 6-month, and 9-months.
Different Plans Offered by Excitel ISP:
What’s Your Opinion? Should I Switch to Excitel?
In terms of speed and cost, none can come close to Excitel’s offerings. However, there are many negative reviews regarding customer support. So I suggest the new users try monthly plans instead of paying annually in advance.
Being a new startup, the Excitel should look into customer support as well. Undoubtedly, Excitel broadband and FTTH plans are fast and affordable but need customer acceptance.
To the unaware, the Excitel Broadband is an Indo-European venture mainly funded by Bulgarian VC fund NEVEQ. Recently, Vivek Raina (Excitel Co-Founder and CEO) has infused capital from Impetus Capital, Black Peak Capital and NEVEQ.