KPN simplifies broadband plans with four new DSL, fiber bundle plans
KPN has introduced four new wireline broadband packages, offering a new range of speeds and bundles over its existing copper and growing fiber to the home (FTTH) last mile networks.
A big driver of KPN's new bundle scheme is simplicity. Previously, the service provider offered consumers a choice of 21 different plans.
Under the new service regime, customers can choose from three triple-play offers and a basic package that includes only home Internet and wireline voice. The new range also makes no distinction between copper and fiber services, and customers will be delivered service over fiber wherever it is available.
While KPN continues to make progress in building out FTTH, the telco is using vectoring and VDSL2 to breathe new life into its existing copper network. Having installed the technology into 29 of its existing VDSL "Outer Rings," KPN has enabled nearly all of its existing copper lines to achieve 80/8 and 50/5 Mbps speeds.
Customers that choose the basic package will get 10/2 Mbps of bandwidth and wireline voice for $44 per month, with $14 off the first three months. In areas where FTTH is available, the speed can be upped to symmetric 100 Mbps for an additional $27 per month.
A triple-play plan begins with the Instap tariff at $61 per month for 10/2 Mbps internet, an HD receiver for IPTV (60 channels including 15 in HD, 90 radio stations) and access to interactive services such as program restart. The wireline voice plan offers calls at 12 cents per minute to fixed and wireless numbers.
The standard triple-play package, which includes Spotify Premium and the TV recording service, costs $81 per month and comes with a second TV receiver and broadband at 50/5 Mbps.
Finally, the premium package costs $113 per month, with a guaranteed 50/5 Mbps broadband. It also adds unlimited calls from the fixed line, which otherwise costs $23 per month, as well as HBO (normally $21 per month) and PC security ($7).
- see the release
KPN achieves 80 Mbps over copper with VDSL, vectoring
KPN's CFO steps down after less than year on job
KPN, Telecom Austria wholesale partnership to reach 173 PoPs
KPN Belgium extends VDSL2 reach via wholesale agreement with Belgacom