Siti Cable plans to launch Internet-over-cable service this month. To start with, Bangalore would be first city where the service would be on offer, followed by rollout in Delhi and two other cities.
Siticable runs the largest cable distribution network in the country, with an estimated reach of around 5 million households across the country.
According to Zee officials it has over 12,000 subscribers for its cable internet service with most of them access the net through PCs. Zee is in the process of laying out a hybrid fibre optic network in four cities across the country.
It had originally planned to launch a broadband cable service in 100 cities but these plans were subsequently scaled down earlier this year.
Other multiservice operators like Hathway and Hinduja are also setting up broadband network across several cities.