Telekom Slovenije has launched a new set of consumer broadband packages based on VDSL2 technology under its SiOL brand, reports Telecompaper. The incumbent telco announced that speeds will be increased for its existing broadband packages while prices will remain the same, while users need the Innbox V50 modem in order to take advantage of the upgraded performance. Telekom also added that it will upgrade all of its existing xDSL customers to faster speeds this month, with the entry-level package now offering 2Mbps (download) compared to 1Mbps before, and a 10Mbps-speed package increasing to 15Mbps. TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database notes that Telekom first launched VDSL2 on a pilot basis in 2007, and by November 2010 at least 335 locations were covered by the VDSL2 network, which accounted for around 4% of active user connections. 52 locations were covered by FTTx (fibre-to-the-node / fibre-to-the-home) technology by the same date, accounting for around 12% of its broadband subscriber base.
Telekom Slovenije also revealed that it is introducing a range of cloud computing applications this month, including leasing and managing servers, CRM solutions, ‘Exchange’ e-mail systems, portals, as well as its own backup service, called siHrambe.eu. The cloud computing services include desktop computing, desktop as a service and virtual desktop infrastructure.