Mobistar offers from 1 March wired internet in Belgium with fup to 500GB

Feb

16

2016

Mobistar offers from 1 March wired internet with a fair use policy to 500GB per month. The Internet and TV subscription is initially only available for customers who already have a mobile subscription with the service provider in a select number of municipalities.

The end of 2016, Mobistar wants to offer cable internet in rural Belgium, to attend the new subscription is only available in a limited number of municipalities in Brussels, Flanders and Wallonia. Moreover, only Mobistar customers who sign up if a mobile subscription at the provider for Internet and TV subscription. Customers who have a Panther 45- or 60-subscription pay 39 euros per month, customers with other postpaid subscription pay 49 euros per month.

Mobistar Internet and TV subscription offers cable internet with download speeds of up to 100Mbit / s and an upload speed “from” 5Mbit / s. Furthermore, customers get access to seventy TV channels via cable, of which “ten” in HD quality. According to Mobistar information page is “surfing volume ‘unlimited. A press conference, which was attended by, among others ZDnet, it appears that there are fair use policy, with a limit of 500GB per month.

For an additional charge, customers can activate options. There is an “Internet Boost, which increases the download speed to 200Mbit / s. This option costs 10 or 15 euros extra per month, depending on the municipality where the customer lives. With ‘Evening & Week-end can be called unlimited for 3 euros per month off-peak hours of a mobile number to landline and mobile numbers in Belgium. An additional TV decoder costs EUR 9 per month and can be rented up to four decoders per household.

Mobistar spokesperson Mary Annelore Nissen request late Tweakers know that later get cable subscriptions on the market for people who do not have a mobile subscription with the service provider. When that will happen and what will cost such subscription is not yet known. Also let the spokesman know that there will be added monthly new zones to the area where the cable subscription is available. Whether there will be a subscription without television, Marynissen can not answer. Mobistar says to the customer needs into consideration and then to come up with different plans.

Mobistar uses the Telenet cable network. The Belgian court ruled in 2014 that Telenet should ask his network open to other providers. Already in 2011, the Belgian authorities considered that the cable network would have to be opened up to competing providers, but Telenet objected to. That objection was rejected by the court. Besides Proximus, Mobistar has also indicated to want to offer cable internet.

Initially Mobistar wanted to begin in 2015 with the provision of cable Internet. Discussion about the price the provider must pay to Telenet for the use of the cable infrastructure has delayed the introduction of the subscription. However, there has already been tested for a year with four thousand customers, according to the spokesman.

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