This morning Easynet has announced that it will be offering wholesale access to its extensive local loop unbundled network. Until now, it has focused on providing services exclusively directly through its own group but this announcement will introduce more competition bypassing yet another part of the BT network. The service is available to carriers and ISPs and makes use of Easynet's national backbone connecting the LLU sites.
Easynet's LLU network covers 240 exchanges which offer access to 4.4m homes and 700,000 business premises. LLU services are likely to be a growth area as more companies join Easynet and others such as Bulldog in bypassing the BT network infrastructure which allows them to offer a wider range of services. [seb]
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