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Airtel announces Work@Home plans for businesses: Everything you need to know

As the nation ushered into lockdown 4.0, telecom giant Airtel came up with a work from home plan for businesses, that are operating from home

twitter-logo Ankita Chakravarti   New Delhi     Last Updated: May 18, 2020  | 12:41 IST

Highlights

  • Airtel has launched a plan called “Work@Home” for businesses that would provide internet services
  • Airtel is the only telco to come up with a designated plan for enterprises.
  • The plan promises to provide a “range of connectivity options – wired & wireless, immersive collaboration tools

As the nation ushered into lockdown 4.0, telecom giant Airtel came up with a work from home plan for businesses, that are operating from home. Airtel has launched a plan called "Work@Home" for businesses that would provide services including corporate broadband, 4G data SIM with free G-Suite, Corporate Mi-Fi with free G-Suite among others. The plans have been introduced so that people who are operating from home, don't face any internet issues and experience an "office-like" system at home.

Among all the telecom brands in the country, Airtel is the only telco to come up with a designated plan for enterprises. The plan promises to provide a "range of connectivity options wired & wireless, immersive collaboration tools, and security solutions that adhere to Indian regulatory norms."

"These are unprecedented times and businesses are adapting to the evolving environment with a new way of working. For a large proportion of employees, working from their homes is set to become the new normal. Airtel Work@Home is yet another innovation to ensure that our B2B customers are able to empower their people with best-in-class connectivity and digital tools to drive business continuity," said Ajay Chitkara, Director & CEO-Airtel Business.

So let's delve deeper into the Airtel Work@Home plans

1) Airtel Corporate Broadband

These plans are useful if you are facing issues in accessing the VPN or video meetings. This would allow the companies to extend a connection to your employee's home, with speeds up to 1 Gbps and unlimited local/STD calls. The plans under this segment starts at Rs 799.

2) Priority 4G Data SIM with Free G-Suite

If you opt for this work@home plan you can handover a 4G data SIM to your employees that would help them in setting up their office at home instantly. The plan would also include complimentary unlimited video conferencing, 30 GB/ user secure cloud storage, and free access to G-Suite, which would allow the employees to collaborate from any part of the country. The plan starts at Rs 399.

3) Corporate Mi-Fi with Free G-Suite
This would provide 50GB Priority 4G data per month along with a complimentary G Suite license. The plan starts at Rs 399 and the device costs Rs 2000.

4) MPLS over 4G

This would allow users to extend their private and secure MPLS network to their employee's homes with first-of-its-kind MPLS over 4G solution from Airtel.

Airtel has also included video conferencing platforms including Google Meet, Cisco Webex, Provider provisioned VPN and Zoom in their collaboration tools.

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