DIGI CZ, the Czech company owned by Lama Energy Group which offers satellite-based TV and internet services and mobile plans via MVNO LAMA Mobile, has signed a deal with the country’s recently spun-off infrastructure business provider Ceska telekomunikacni infrastruktura (CETIN) to offer broadband internet coverage across virtually the entire territory of the Czech Republic. As a result of the deal, DIGI CZ is launching four standard tariff plans with speeds of 20Mbps, 50Mbps or 100Mbps, or up to 250Mbps in selected locations, and to encourage take-up is offering anyone taking one of its internet plans access to its DIGI TV START plan (including 23 TV channels) at a discounted rate.
The firm says that the tie-up with CETIN affords it access to the largest fixed communications network in the Czech Republic, and access to an optical network that covers 85% of households with peak download speeds of up to 250Mbps. DIGI director Vladimír Rusnak says his firm sees a ‘great synergy’ between high-quality internet connectivity and its suite of ‘fully-featured internet-based TV services’. DIGI’s Internet 20 plan comprises 20Mbps/2Mbps (down’uplink) and costs CZK499 (USD22.90) a month, while the START TV package is currently offered at CZK149 a month under its launch promotion. Meanwhile, Internet 50 offers speeds of 50Mbps/5Mbps priced at CZK549 per month, Internet 100 includes 100Mbps/10Mbps (CZK649), and Internet 250 has the premium 250Mbps/25Mbps connection and costs CZK699.