Net Servicos trials 60Mbps Rio service

7 Nov 2008

Brazilian pay-TV and internet provider Net Servicos has announced the launch of its ‘Virtua 5G’ broadband service in Rio de Janeiro, BNamericas writes citing a statement from the company. Virtua 5G promises to deliver ultra-high speed internet access at speeds of up to 60Mbps, with trials taking place – free of charge – for residents in the high-income neighbourhood of Leblon. The test phase will last for six months and will be undertaken by a select group of customers who are currently using the operator’s triple-play ‘Net Combo HD Max’ bundled offer. Net’s Virtua 5G product was developed in partnership with Cisco which upgraded the cableco’s fibre-optic network with its DOCSIS 3.0 technology, enabling data transmission speeds of up to 300Mbps on one single cable modem. Net Servicos plans to extend the reach of its high speed trials to other parts of Rio de Janeiro and then throughout Brazil soon.