Claro and Net Serviços mull plans for quadruple-play services

21 Sep 2006

Brazilian mobile operator Claro, part of the América Móvil group, and cable TV operator Net Serviços (Net) are discussing plans to offer a quadruple-play package, writes BNamericas citing a quote by Claro president João Cox in the local newspaper Estado de S. Paulo. The cellco is in talks with Net and domestic long-distance operator Embratel – which are owned by Telmex, América Móvil’s sister group. Cox said there was no deadline for the deal, but confirmed plans to offer fixed and mobile telecoms services, as well as high speed internet access and pay-TV.

Claro’s foray into the quad-play market follows a similar move by another Brazilian cableco TVA which recently signed an agreement with the country’s largest fixed line operator Telemar to provide telecoms services. BNamericas writes that TVA and Telemar are also undertaking tests to develop WiMAX wireless broadband services.