Telenet (Belgium)


Telenet (Belgium)

Infobox Company
company_name = Telenet
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company_type = Public (euronext|Tnet)
company_slogan =
foundation = 1996
location = flagicon|Belgium Mechelen, Belgium
key_people = flagicon|Netherlands Duco Sickinghe, CEO
industry = Telecommunication
products = Cable Television, Internet, Telephone, Mobile Phone
revenue =
operating_income =
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homepage = [http://www.telenet.be/ telenet.be]
footnotes =

Telenet is the largest provider of broadband cable services in Belgium. Its business comprises the provision of cable television, high speed internet and telephony services, primarily to residential customers in Flanders. In addition, Telenet offers services to business customers all across Belgium and in Luxembourg under its brand Telenet Solutions.Since October 11, 2005, Telenet is listed on the Euronext stock exchange under the ticker TNET.

Internet

Telenet offers its residential services through the combination of its cable network, which passes some 1.6 million homes in Flanders, and through its long-term usage rights on cable networks which pass a further 0.8 million homes in Flanders. All the networks through which Telenet offers residential services in Flanders have been upgraded to a two way digital HFC (hybrid fiber coaxial) standard, and Telenet has direct relationships with all of its internet and telephony customers. Telenet also offers voice, data and internet services to its business customers through its fiber backbone, which covers all Belgium and Luxembourg.

Mobile telephony

Since July 2006, Telenet offers mobile telephony services, using the Mobistar network.

Television

Telenet launched interactive digital television on its cable network as of September 3, 2005. Current cable customers need not pay an extra subscription to receive digital signals, but they must purchase a set top box in order to be able to view the digital channels and use the interactive services based on Multimedia Home Platform.

Telenet also stated that it would roll-out HDTV set-top-boxes during 2008.

In july 2008 Telenet reached an agreement with Interkabel regarding the acquisition of 800.000 cable TV customers.

Hosting Services

In january 2008 Telenet acquired Hostbasket, Belgium's largest hosting company, to offer a more complete solutions portfolio to organisations and companies. Hostbasket offers "Classic Hosting" (domain names, shared webhosting, online backup, antivirus,...), infrastructure solutions (dedicated servers, co-location) and applications (hosted Exchange, hosted SharePoint, hosted CRM,...)

External links

* [http://www.telenet.be/ Telenet Official homepage]
* [http://www.hostbasket.com/ Hostbasket homepage]
* [http://www.zita.be/ Telenet Portal-site]
* [http://www.9lives.be/ Telenet Games]
* [http://www.garagetv.be/ Telenet Video portal]

* [http://www.euronext.com/trader/summarizedmarket/0,5372,1732_6834___4,00.html?isinCode=BE0003826436&selectedMep=3&idInstrument=135986 TNET stock chart]


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