NextGenTel launches VDSL2

21 Jan 2009

Norwegian broadband operator NextGenTel has revealed plans to launch VDSL2 services, offering customers downstream speeds of up to 40Mbps. The new speeds will be offered initially to customers in Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim and Stavanger, with the stipulation that lines must be within 800 metres of the telephone exchange. NextGenTel will offer two different options for the new service; V40 will cost NOK698 (USD98.74) per month, giving speeds of 40Mbps down and 20Mbps up, while V30 costs NOK598 for 30Mbps download speeds and 5Mbps upload. NextGenTel has said it expects one out of five customers to upgrade their service to the new packages. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database, NextGenTel was the second largest broadband operator by subscribers at the end of September 2008, with 176,000 customers and an 11.4% share of the market. It remains some way behind market leader Telenor which at the same date had a share of 51.6%