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October 9, 2013

Hathway Rolls Out Docsis 3.0 Broadband Service

Hathway Broadband launches Docsis 3.0 Ultra High speed network in South Mumbai

Launches Plans from 15 Mbps to 50Mbps

Hathway Cable and Datacom Ltd, the largest cable broadband company in India, today launched the Docsis 3.0 ultra High speed network. Docsis 3.0 is a widely deployed technology and is the dominant technology powering leading Broadband markets like USA, Korea and Europe. Docsis 3.0 is capable of delivering speeds upto 1 Gigabit .

“We are the first Company to launch a Docsis 3.0 network in the country said Mr. Jagdish Kumar, Managing Director & CEO, Hathway Cable & Datacom Ltd. With our Docsis 3.0 network supplied by CISCO we are ready to deliver Ultra High Speed Broadband upto 50 Mbps to every retail customer in South Mumbai. We see Broadband as a key part of our Business Portfolio and we will soon be launching the Docsis 3.0 networks in other parts of the country. We are enabling our network for delivering a superior HD video experience on our Cable TV as well as on Broadband.”

Kunal Ramteke, Business Head, Hathway Broadband added. “True High speed retail Broadband delivered on Docsis 3.0 will be a game changer in the market. In todays Video led Internet consumption these speeds are absolutely vital for a superior consumer experience. The South Mumbai customers will be able to enjoy You Tube in HD and lightning fast responses in internet gaming. TV is also being consumed across multiple screens. With our new Docsis 3.0 plans starting at Rs 599 you will not break the bank to start enjoying these benefits.

Sue Taylor, VP, Sales, Service Provider Software Solutions, Cisco said "Cisco is excited to be playing a crucial role in shaping this industry and leading it to a transformative stage with technology. Hathway has been a pioneer in its willingness to adopt technology that benefits its subscribers and we congratulate them on this important milestone."

To cater to this demanding High speed segment, Hathway will also be launching a dedicated Service Desk exclusively for the Docsis 3.0 customers. These desks will have fully trained staff to handle any service requirements pertaining to High speed internet access through multiple devices. Hathway is also geared to deliver 99.9% network availability and service issue resolution within 24 hours recognizing the criticality of a high speed connection in the connected world of today.

Hathway Docsis 3.0 plans start from monthly Rs 599 and go upto Rs 1499 for the 50 Mbps plan which offers 50 GB of download data.

The network is initially being deployed in South Mumbai and has been extensively tested. All existing and new customers of Hathway Broadband in South Mumbai can upgrade to the Docsis 3.0 plans. The Customers will be provided a Docsis 3.0 Modem by Hathway which will be capable of supporting the Ultra High Speed Plans.

Hathway plans to rollout the Docsis 3.0 network in Pune, Bangalore and Hyderabad during this fiscal.

Source: Hathway