In another annoucement of large scale FTTH deployment, Portuguese alternative operator Sonaecom has launched its Clix Fibra fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) product, offering internet access at up to 100Mbps, plus 95 TV channels and unlimited domestic fixed line calls and free international calls to 16 countries for EUR64.90 a month.

Back in March this year, Sonaecom committed an investment of 240 million euros to develop a Next Generation Network that is planned to cover of over 1 million homes and approximately 25% of the Portuguese population. That is only 4% of the proposed $10b Australian NBN but covers more than 15% of the equivalent number of homes.

With this investment, Sonaecom will hold the most advanced telecommunications network in Portugal and one of the best in the world, enabling the company to lead the high-speed convergent services market, ensuring voice, data and media convergence for companies and private clients, as well as guaranteeing an offer of cutting edge services, on an international level.

“This is a natural evolution for Sonaecom, since we are the leading alternative operator in direct broadband access, with over 15% market share. Additionally, we have always been at the forefront regarding network investments and innovation, having chosen a future-proof technological option, developed in partnership with leading world suppliers”, affirms Ângelo Paupério, Sonaecom’s CEO.

Sources: Light reading, Sonaecom, Telegeography


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