Clix launches 100 Mbps triple-play service
From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Broadband operator Clix, owned by Sonaecom, has commercially launched its TV, internet and telephony offer via fibre optic cable. Although there is still no regulatory framework regarding Next Generation Networks, Sonaecom is planning to invest E240 million over the next three years, to bring fibre optics to the homes of one million Portuguese. The infrastructure which permits access to the services will initially be available in Lisbon (three areas) and Porto (two areas), before being progressively extended to other parts of Portugal.

Clix is currently offering three different packages:

- Pack XXL with 100 Mbps internet, 95 channels, Home Video, 100 MB for download and 10 MB of upload, unlimited calls for fixed line numbers in Portugal and 16 countries. The price is E64.90 a month.
- Pack XL, costing E49.90, offers 50 Mbps internet, 70 channels, Home Video, 50 MB of download and 5 MB of upload, and unlimited calls during night hours for fixed-line numbers in Portugal
- Pack L provides 20 channels, 30 Mbps internet, Home Video, 30 MB of download and 3 MB of upload, and calls starting from E0.05. The monthly fee is E39.90.

Subscribers will also have to pay an additional monthly fee of E5 for leasing the digital box with a hard disk.