Vodafone Portugal has launched a high speed ADSL internet service for residential users. The cellular operator has increasingly been looking towards expanding its reach into the fixed line market and this is one of a number of initiatives worldwide which has seen Vodafone widening the scope of its operations. The new Portuguese service will offer broadband internet connections at speeds of up to 24Mbps, with services marketed under the name Vodafone Case Duplex ADSL. Subscribers will have free calls to fixed line numbers and ‘competitive’ tariffs for fixed-to-mobile calls, Telecompaper reports. Charges for the service start at EUR19.90 a month. Vodafone Portugal is the country’s second largest cellular operator, with 4.8 million subscribers and a 38% market share at the end of March, according to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database.