Belgian cable operator Telenet has signed up over half a million mobile phone customers. The company said it had almost doubled its mobile base in the last six months thanks to the launch of its King and Kong tariff plans, launched in July.
Telenet had 275,000 mobile at the end of June, having launched mobile services in 2006. The operator said that 49% of its mobile customers were actively using mobile internet services, with mobile internet use per customer increasing by an average of 15% since the launch of the King and Kong offers.
Patrick Vincent, chief commercial officer, Telenet, said: “We are pleased that King and Kong firmly positioned Telenet in the mobile segment. The great success of the new tariff plans is proof that the mobile market has been rejuvenated. Customers no longer associate Telenet only with television, fixed telephony and internet but now also with mobile. Customers opt for the King and Kong tariff plans because of their transparency, competitiveness and simplicity and include a large amount of mobile internet, voice minutes and SMS.”