Belgium's Mobistar expands fixed broadband/TV reach

16 Mar 2016

Belgian telco Mobistar has expanded the reach of its cable internet and TV services following their initial launch at the start of this month. The Orange Group subsidiary originally began offering cable-based fixed broadband/pay-TV services in eight counties of Brussels, Leuven, Aalst, Mons, Ottiginies-Louvain-La-Neuve and Wavre, but has now extended coverage to much of the Brussels-Capital region plus Flemish Brabant and Walloon Brabant. According to a report from ZDnet Benelux, the operator is looking to add new areas to its footprint over the coming months, with national coverage expected by end-2016.

Mobistar, which is to rebrand under the Orange banner later this year, offers a package incorporating a 100Mbps broadband line and 70 TV channels using infrastructure belonging to Belgian cablecos, who were forced to open up their networks to resellers following recent regulatory changes. Services are targeted at existing Mobistar cellular subscribers, with the TV and broadband offer costing between EUR39 and EUR49 (USD44.24-USD55.58) a month, depending on the customer’s mobile tariff.

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