CABLE BROADBAND

Cablenet

company:Cablenet
website:www.cablenet.com.cy
support email:info@cablenet.com.cy
support phone:130
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CABLENET

Cablenet is the only Cable TV and Cable Internet carrier in Cyprus. Currently the coverage is limited only to several urban areas. The difference between Cable Internet and ADSL is that unlike ADSL (I-choice, Primetel) that connect you to the internet via the telephone line that is already installed in your home, you connect to Cablenet with a separate coaxial cable that is installed to your home once you purchase the service. Therefore, connecting to the Internet through Cablenet is independent of your telephone carrier. Cablenet also offers an ADSL product which is available at more locations.

Cablenet coverage

Cablenet has a limited coverage. You can find out whether your area is covered by Cablenet by entering your postal code in this form.

Cablenet TV channels

All packages of Cablenet include a number of Cypriot and International satellite television channels. A unique characteristic of Cablenet is that for no additional cost you can watch three different television channels from three different television sets around your home at the same time. If you would like a Cable TV without the Internet you can take the cable/view+ package for 17.90 per month.

Cablenet Internet connectivity

Cablenet has several surf+view (internet + TV) packages as well as talk+surf+view (telephony + Internet + TV) packages. All of the packages below include Internet connectivity as well as several Cypriot and Satellite Analog TV channels. The "Family" and nitro HD+ packages come with both Analog and Digitat TV Channels while the nitro HD+ package offers HD TV channels. All Cablenet prices on this page include VAT.

Cablenet Surf+View products
Package Name Downstream Upstream Telephony Deposit Monthly Fee
surf+view 2M 2Mbps 512kbps no 40 €20.90
surf+view 6M 6Mbps 1Mbps no 40 €27.90
surf+view 20M 20Mbps 2Mbps no 40 €40.90
surf+view 50M 50Mbps 4Mbps no 40 €71.90
talk+surf+view 2M 2Mbps 512kbps yes 40 23.90
talk+surf+view 6M 6Mbps 1Mbps yes €40 €30.90
talk+surf+view 20M 20Mbps 2Mbps yes 40 43.90
talk+surf+view 50M 50Mbps 4Mbps yes €40 €74.90
cable/nitro HD+ 100Μ 100Mbps 8Mbps yes 40 99.90
family+ 30M 30Mbps 3Mbps yes 40 51.90

ADSL Double Play

Cablenet now also offers Internet and telephony services through ADSL2. The ADSL packages do not include TV.

Cablenet ADSL Talk+Surf products
Package Name Downstream Upstream Telephony Deposit Monthly Fee
adsl/talk+surf 10M 10Mbps 768kbps yes 40 34.90

Pros and Cons of Cablenet

Pros:

  • High Speeds
  • Watch three different TV channels at the same time

Cons:

  • Limited coverage
  • No advanced digital TV options such as video on demand

CABLENET USER REVIEWS

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User Rating: 2.97 out of 5 after 60 votes

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reviewer: pavlizz

I have been connected to Cablenet for a year now and the service is excellent.They had some problems when they were upgrading there platform but they were previously informed via email and sms. The internet speed is great, the channels are very clear. Now they are offering telephony and 2 new channels LTV & Alpha. I'm paying 34.00 monthly and I'm happy. I'm waiting for there next offer.
I'm suggesting to you to put this service !!!!
They have also a great telephone support.

 

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reviewer: rock

posted by pavlizz:"but they were previously informed via email and sms." i suppose you must work for cablenet or have an association with them then.

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reviewer: cmack

I have been in Cyprus for about 5 years and need a high speed connection for my work. I started with multiple ISDN lines.

I went for MyVision went it arrived and really struggled to get it to work properly. Eventually Cyta rewired outside and I rewired inside and we managed to get a decent internet service but the TV often had problems. 

About six months ago cablenet announced they had wired up my location so I decided to give them a try whilst keeping a double CYTA ISDN line as backup. I went for the 2mb download and 512k upload option. I had quite a few problems with Cyta just getting them to disconnect me from Myvision/netrunner ...

The cablenet install was efficient but what impressed me most was the speed. On average I get 4% above the declared speed before accounting for TCP/IP overheads whilst with ADSL lines I was lucky to get 85% of declared speed. The TV quality is very good too.

There were problems however :-

To start with the modem needed rebooting every other day. A friend had the same issue too but after a few months they fixed it and I don't think I have rebooted since.

A few months ago two channels disappeared without warning or any communication - I think they must conflict with the new LTV channels - but not to say anything ?!

When I decided to ditch my ISDN and put the number through cablenet (which is free), in changing it, they accidently cut my rate down to 512k/128k. A couple of phone calls fixed it but ...

My view : They are far from perfect but having experienced most of the other providers they are the least frustrating. If you are lucky to be covered then cablenet is probably the best value for money and in my experience the most stable service at the moment.

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reviewer: constantinosavgoustides

I have heard the best comments about cable net. Their only problem is that it takes them ages to cover a new area. In May 2006 I called them to install their service at my current apartment. They said in 1-2 months my area would be covered as it was the next on their lists. (Aglantzia). In July 2007 in the very day that I was moving apartment to go to another area they called me to tell me that FINALLY they are able now to cover (Aglantzia) . A bit to late for me but to the good luck of others in the area.


At the moment I am leaving near the Apollonion area near Makedonitissa. They have installed cables on all the pillars in my street since about September/October 2007. ( I know they are cablenet cables because i was here at my parents house on the day they were installing and I asked the people installing them what those cables were) The cables obviously are still not working. If they decide to work withing the next 1-2 months, I will consider trying their service. But I fear they will take another year until they decide to get them to work.

Other than that , I have only heard positive comments on cablenet and I am looking forward to testing their platforms for internet/telephony and tv aswell...I hope I am not dissapointed as I was with Primetel and I hope they hurry up and do something, because my friend who works at Cyta told me that cyta will have double for speed for less the money within the next 1-2 months. Cyta is just waiting for approval from the "competition committee" or whatever its called.

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reviewer: horlicks

I have been using their internet service for about 3 months now and I must say that I am pleased with it. 

It's miles ahead of CYTA. They constantly give a little extra speed than subscribed for, 540/140 versus 512/128, a free static IP is included and they never throttled the speed neither do they set limits on the amount downloaded.

During the past month I downloaded 110GB and uploaded around 30GB at a constant maximum speed without the least problem.

As for their TV channels I don't have time to watch them much but the picture is nice and clear. For those that are into watching a lot of films  the basic package is no good, it has no film channels except TCM which does just old films. 

The only problem is that the modem has to be restarted each time the PC is started (or restarted) but I haven't yet checked it out with them because my PC is usually on for weeks on end and so for me it's hardly worth bothering with this issue.

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reviewer: briancy

I CANT WAIT ANYMORE. I SUBSRIBE TO CABLENET YESTERDAY.AT LAST WE WILL HAVE REAL INTERNET IN REAL PRICE. I HAD PRIMETEL THE TV WAS FREEZING THE REWIND AND FORWARD ON THEIR TV NEVER WORK AND AFTER YOU MUST RESTART ALL.HERE I WILL NO NEED SET TOP BOX THE PUT THE CHANNELS ON YOUR TV JUST AMAZING. AND THE MOST AMAZING I WILL PLAY MY ONLINE GAMES LIKE IS ON MY PC. CALL OF DUTY IM COMING... CABLENET ROCKS.

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reviewer: fousekkas

Re evales tis 4ara i tin 10ara grammi , ekama aitisi simera alla ekama gia tin 4 mbs kai skeftoumai na tin alla3w se 10ra , ti lalis ?

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reviewer: fousekkas

I have the 10mbps connection with the 1mpbs upload.

I am very happy with  the service .

From good sites and servers i can download 1.4mb per second and with peer to peer softwares usually i can download up to 1500 kbs per second and upload 110 kb per second .
But everything depends on the seeds and on the server. Sometimes i download from a webpage with 300kbs...

Now i can easily host a match in CALL OF DUTY 4 with 12 online players from all over the world. Sure all the Cyprios players that playing with me are full but the foreigners are one step below to 3 green lines.

If i am not the host then usually i play with 3 green lines which is very satsified.

Conclusion : 105 Euro for 10mbs connection , cable tv , and phone ? Great deal.

Cheers guys


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reviewer: No_Fear

you are lucky that cablenet support your area most areas in cyprus are not supported.

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reviewer: efrem

emena kalifkei me, evalan mou prin 3,4 mines stin geitonia mou, (likavitos/pallouriotissa).
den evala akoma gia ton logo oti den thelw static IP kai den thelw ta kanalia pou sou prosferoun.
mporei kanenas pou evale na mas pei posa piannei real speeds apo Rabitshare?

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