America Movil (AM)-backed full service provider Claro Peru has introduced what it claims is the nation’s first 200Mbps residential broadband plan. The HFC-based service has been introduced in the Lima city districts of Miraflores, San Isidro, Surco, San Borja and La Molina, but Claro plans to progressively roll out the offering to the rest of the capital and Lima province. Commenting on the launch, Roberto Bellido, Claro’s sub-director of the residential market, was quoted as saying: ‘People’s consumption habits evolve as technology advances. We are currently experiencing an era of multiconnectivity and this motivates us to continue to enhance our home internet plans with HFC technology. Today we take a step forward and we become the first residential operator that offers speeds of up to 200Mbps in Peru.’ A 200Mbps connection is available as part of a triple-play plan for PEN279 (USD84.4) in the first month and PEN555 thereafter, or as a standalone product for PEN449 per month.
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