Alternative Spanish operator Jazz Telecom (Jazztel) has announced the launch of a commercial VDSL2 product over its next generation network. The telco’s new service offers downlink speeds of up to 30Mbps, with uplink speeds of up to 1.5Mbps, while it is also bundled with voice minutes for national calls and will be packaged with a new Wi-Fi router. Customers signing a new twelve-month contract will pay EUR29.95 (USD39.96) per month for service in the first year, with the price rising to EUR39.95 thereafter with a further EUR13.95 monthly line rental fee on top, while Jazztel will also charge a one-off installation fee of EUR43.10 at the time of setup.
Jazztel claims to have already deployed VDSL2 technology in a significant number of its local loop unbundled (LLU) exchanges, and says that it will continue the rollout during 2010 with the aim of expanding coverage to 80% of the population by the end of the year.
According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Jazztel is the fourth largest broadband provider in Spain by subscribers, claiming just over 6% of the market at end-2009, with a combined retail and wholesale subscriber base of 608,870 at that date.