Ziggo enters mobile broadband sphere

19 Jul 2011

Dutch cableco Zesko Holdings (Ziggo) has entered the country’s mobile market by launching an inaugural broadband internet offer targeted at tablet and laptop users, Telecompaper reports. The operator is partnering with mobile virtual network enabler (MVNE) Aspider and KPN Mobile The Netherlands to launch the new service, which is only being offered to existing Ziggo customers. Ultimately the cableco hopes to add more services, such as voice and mobile TV. At launch, the operator’s mobile broadband offer comprises three basic tariffs – ‘basic’, ‘plus’ and ‘extra’ – priced at EUR19.95 (USD28.07), EUR29.95 and EUR44.95 per month, respectively. To stimulate take-up Ziggo is offering a four-month discount on its tariffs and is also offering a SIM-only offer. The three basic packages come with data bundles of 500MB, 2GB and 5GB, while a one-time fee of EUR9.50 for connection and delivery applies. Ziggo’s new USB modem is charged at EUR45, but is being offered for free in the promotion phase.