Claro changes NET Virtua broadband and reduces plan price to 500 Mb / s | Telecommunications

After changes at Vivo Fibra and the arrival of Oi Fibra in São Paulo, Of course updated its broadband portfolio NET Virtua throughout Brazil: the operator reduced the price of the plan by 500 Mb / s and expanded the coverage to its entire network. The most basic package also gained an increase in speed, and the intermediate service received an increase in download and upload.

Claro NET broadband modem (Image: Lucas Braga / Tecnoblog)

These are Claro’s new plans, valid for the city of São Paulo (SP) with HFC technology (coaxial cables):

Download speed Upload speed Monthly price
50 Mb / s 10 Mb / s R $ 79.99 in the combo
R $ 99.99 on individual hire
250 Mb / s 25 Mb / s R $ 99.99 in the combo
R $ 119.99 on individual hire
500 Mb / s 35 Mb / s R $ 159.99 in the combo
R $ 179.99 on individual hire

What draws the most attention in the new portfolio is the reduction in the broadband price of 500 Mb / s, which was previously sold for R $ 449.99 per month. Another highlight is that the basic plan also gained speed; previously, the NET Virtua starter package had 35 Mb / s download and 3 Mb / s upload.

In addition to broadband, fixed internet plans also include access to NET Now, Claro Video and Skeelo Audiobooks. McAfee protection is included from a speed of 250 Mb / s, and whoever contracts the package with 500 Mb / s will also be entitled to Busuu and Cine Docs.

The speed update will not be automatic for the operator’s existing customers; Claro says that interested parties will be able to update the plan in the operator’s service channels.

Plans also changed at Claro Fibra

Plans have also changed where broadband is provided with optical fiber to the customer’s home (FTTH). The prices below were consulted for the municipality of São Paulo (SP), and may vary according to the municipality:

Download speed Upload speed Monthly price
50 Mb / s 25 Mb / s R $ 99.99 on individual hire
R $ 79.99 in the combo
250 Mb / s 125 Mb / s R $ 119.99 on individual hire
R $ 99.99 in the combo
500 Mb / s 250 Mb / s R $ 179.99 on individual hire
R $ 159.99 in the combo

The great advantage of Claro Fibra’s plans compared to NET Virtua is the upload speed, which corresponds to 50% of the contracted download bandwidth. However, the coverage of this technology is restricted to selected locations and municipalities that Claro started to operate with fixed residential services as of 2018.

Vivo, TIM and Oi’s broadband plans

In addition to small providers, competition from fixed internet is high in the main operators:

Alive

THE Vivo Fibra has a plan with 200 Mb / s download and 100 Mb / s upload for R $ 119.99 per month in individual contract. The option with 300 Mb / s download and 150 Mb / s upload costs R $ 129.90 monthly, and those who choose the package with 600 Mb / s download and 300 Mb / s upload will pay R $ 299.99 for month.

Hey

THE Hi Fiber has different plans that vary according to the location. In São Paulo (SP), the operator started internet sales of 500 Mb / s to download and 250 Mb / s to upload for R $ 129.90 per month, including a landline.

In other capitals, tele sells a 200 Mb / s download and 60 Mb / s upload package for R $ 99.99 per month, in addition to the 400 Mb / s download plan and 200 Mb / s upload for R $ 149.90 monthly.

In cities where Oi competes with Brisanet, fiber offers are more aggressive: the operator sells internet with 100 Mb / s download and 40 Mb / s upload for R $ 79.90 per month, in addition to the 500 Mb plan / s download and 250 Mb / s upload for R $ 99.90.

TIM

Finally, the TIM Live sells the internet via optical fiber with 400 Mb / s download and 200 Mb / s upload for the monthly price of R $ 127.50. The cheapest plan has 60 Mb / s to download and 30 Mb / s to upload, with a cost of R $ 80.50 per month.

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