GVT to team up with Sky to offer triple-play in Brazil

10 Aug 2009

Brazilian telephony and broadband internet provider Global Village Telecom (GVT) is teaming up with satellite firm Sky TV to offer a triple-play service, reports BNamericas citing a joint statement from the two companies. GVT’s marketing and sales VP Alcides Troller Pinto says the new service will be a ‘blend of the best in high-quality fixed line telephony and high speed broadband with the most complete programming selection in the market.’ Is is expected that the decision to bundle products could save subscribers up to BRL40 (USD21) per month compared to the current cost of purchasing services from GVT and Sky separately. The offer is available to GVT customers with a ‘Unique 600’ or ‘Smart Maxx’ residential package, while Sky customers who take its ‘2010’ or High Definition (HD) service can also access the triple-play package. As an added bonus, Sky offers free installation, more than one connection point in the home and one free technical visit per year. GVT is currently undertaking a major drive to upgrade its customers to faster broadband speeds offered through fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) and Very high bit-rate Digital Line Subscriber (VDSL) technology. It expects 50% of its total broadband user base to have access to speeds of over 10Mbps by the end of 2010.