BNamericas, quoting a company statement, reports that telco Brasil Telecom (BT) intends to offer ADSL2+ services in southern, central-eastern and northern states by the end of the year. Marketing director Ricardo Couto said that BT is already using ADSL 2+ in around half of its concession area to provide broadband internet access at a maximum downlink speed of 8Mbps. Its concession areas include the states of Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Paraná, Mato Grosso, Goiás, Rodônia, Acre and Tocantins. The use of ADSL2+ technology allows BT to offer quadruple-play packages including broadband, pay TV, fixed and mobile telephone services. BT launched such packages in capital Brasília and the city of Campo Grande in March.