The lockdown and restrictions on workplaces that followed have boosted the transition of remote working from an alternative tool to a mainstream practice in the new normal. As living rooms double up as home offices, the demand for sophisticated hardware that could support video calling and swift data sharing has also witnessed an uptick.
People across the globe are constantly communicating via messenger apps, exchanging data via cloud sharing tools, and spending time on video conferencing daily, at a scale never seen before. However, most households are not equipped to handle the sudden spike in activity due to the new work culture. That is, not until recently. Airtel has attempted to solve different customer issues for over a year now, and the brand has stepped up once again with Airtel Xstream Fiber, which offers glitch-free connectivity to up to 60 devices.
Supporting a connected lifestyle
Although online shopping, education, work, gaming, and streaming aren’t entirely new, these digital activities occupy a much larger role today, as people spend more time indoors. The increased load caused by various devices being connected to the internet at all times may be a bit too much for run-of-the-mill routers. But not for the Xstream Fiber router, which can connect up to 60 devices at a time while ensuring lag-free internet.
A stress test conducted on this industry-first router showed that even with multiple devices streaming and downloading data, the devices were getting speeds of up to 1 Gbps. This is a significant increase compared to the standard speed of around 600 Mbps that most routers usually provide. And the best part is that the router comes free with an Xstream Fiber connection. Pairing that kind of pace and consistency with unlimited data can ensure quick downloads, boundless entertainment, a surge in productivity while working or studying from home.
New-age digital infra for every home
Several other features of the Xstream Fiber router offer added advantages to users. For instance, it has a dual-band that supports 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies. This allows users to connect their smartphones, laptops, and smart TVs to a preferred band depending on their needs. It also means less congested networks, which improves overall performance.
Since solving technical issues has become a challenge in current times, as people have to ensure social distancing, this intelligent Wi-Fi router comes with smart technology. The device can automatically detect connectivity problems and initiate remote troubleshooting, enabling quick fixes without a technician. This eliminates having to put work on hold, saving precious time.
An additional layer of security
With people across the country relying heavily on the internet for all kinds of tasks, there is an increased risk to the financial and personal data being exchanged online. And rampant threats like phishing and identity theft have made it even more vital to secure devices connected to the internet. Understanding this need, Airtel also offers customers the option to fortify Xstream Fiber connections through the Secure Internet feature. This layer of security prevents connected devices from malware and viruses, ensuring better protection.
The Secure Internet option also includes various profiles, like Child Safety, which blocks specific websites to prevent exposing children to unwanted content online. It includes Work and Study modes, which temporarily block gaming, streaming, and various other websites that can be disruptive to completing tasks at hand.
With all these features, the entire work-from-home experience is expected to become seamless and productive for Airtel customers.