Airtel Xstream Fiber customers who might be looking at the prospect of subscribing to the upcoming Airtel Xstream Fiber Mesh service will have to subscribe to Rs 24,999 and above Annual Rental Plan (ARPs) to get the device. OnlyTech has accessed the FAQs about the Airtel Xstream Fiber Mesh service which gives an insight into the upcoming offering.
According to the FAQs listing on the Airtel website, to avail the product one needs to be on Annual Rental Plans (ARPs) of Rs 24,999 and above to get the device. The service will seemingly be available to only Premium and VIP plan users who enroll for the annual subscription given the minimum Rs 24,999 amount ARPs threshold.
The customer only has to pay for the chosen device clubbed with Xstream Fiber plan. The expenditure only has to made for the year, with freedom to choose the plan the customer wishes to move on from next year, or continue to be on the same Xstream plan. The device will taken back if the customer downgrades the rental plan within 1 year of purchase.
Airtel will also have a Mesh app powered by smart technology to serve as a one-point solution to all their issues which will show if the devices are properly set up and are up and running, whether the devices connected to the system, parental controls, speed check, guest access, etc. The app’s complete functionalities will be explained to the customer by Airtel’s representatives during the scheduled visit.
The device will be installed within 48 hours of the lead generation with the engineer taking two visit to your home to explain the coverage and improvement you can expect along with the completion of installation. The device is easy to set up with the customer expected to recommend optimal locations for the node units to be set up depending upon the layout.
What is Airtel Xstream Fiber Mesh?
The service was initially to be called ‘Airtel Xstream Fiber Plus’ but has now been renamed as ‘Airtel Xstream Fiber Mesh‘. The mesh service is a smart Wi-Fi system made up of nodes that seamlessly work together to ensure uninterrupted coverage in the area chosen by you. The family of nodes coordinates amongst themselves to reduce dead spots in your home and enhance Wi-Fi coverage.
Airtel states that it is a multi-band technology not limited by the constraints of backhaul and due to its intelligent design can dynamically recalibrate itself according to the requirements and environment which ensure optimal speed and coverage experience in all corners of your house which sets it apart from the repeaters/extenders available in the market.
Airtel Xstream Fiber Mesh Router/Device
Airtel Xstream Fiber Mesh service is currently available with Linksys Velop Triband devices. The mesh unit comes in 3 packages sold as a bundle which can cover up to 3500 sq ft within the house depending upon the type of house, layout of house or number of walls, construction materials, and various other local factors.
Customers can also buy the Linksys Velop Triband Mesh system from the market which is currently not bundled with the ARP plan to completely cover their big home which might require mesh nodes.
The device comes with a two period warranty from purchase which shall be applicable on units purchased from Airtel.
Huawei which was earlier set to be part of the service has been dropped amid the anti-China sentiments in the country which also recently seen Vivo backing out from multiple sponsorship deals. American company Linksys is now the lone chosen partner for this service with Airtel also separately slowly set to rely on Swedish Ericsson for network modernization after security concerns have been raised on the Chinese companies.