Belgian cable operator Telenet has announced it will add two new products to its internet product range as of January 17. Known as Fibernet 40 and Fibernet 60, they will be both based on the DOCSIS 3.0 standard for fast internet access.
Telenet Fibernet 40 and 60 will replace the current ExpressNet (XL), TurboNet (XL). Current ExpressNet and TurboNet subscribers can decide whether they want to switch to Fibernet or retain their existing subscription. Customers who opt for Fibernet will be given an EuroDOCSIS 3.0 modem. The customer can pick up this new modem from any Telenet Centre, free of charge, after contacting Telenet to register for a Fibernet product.
Inge Smidts, Sr. VP residential marketing, said in a statement: “With Telenet Fibernet 40 and 60 our aim is to further integrate the new EuroDOCSIS 3.0 technology into our product portfolio. We are very proud that we can now offer an internet product with much higher speed and a higher volume to a much broader range of customers at the old prices. This will fully equip our customers for web 3.0 and its new applications such as e-health, cloud services, smart metering, online gaming and streaming television via our own Yelo platform. Moreover, through the light-hearted ‘Telenet comes to meet you’ campaign, 1000 existing customers stand a chance of enjoying Telenet Fibernet free for a whole year.”
Telenet launched its first DOCSIS 3.0 product, Fibernet 100, in February 2010, positioned as a ‘top of the bill’ product for heavy users. With Fibernet 40 and 60, Telenet said it now also offers the benefits of EuroDOCSIS 3.0 to “regular internet users”.