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O2 broadband to be delayed till September 2007
Wednesday 16 May 2007 16:18:44 by Andrew Ferguson

O2, who are owned by the Spanish company Telefonica, has announced a delay to the launch of its broadband services in the UK and Germany. Originally the plan was to launch a service in Spring 2007. For those wanting to read more on this, in particular the situation in Germany, visit uk.reuters.com

O2/Telefonica are citing the products not being ready as the reason for the delay. Telefonica already has a presence in the UK via Be who it purchased for £50 million. Be has provided ADSL2+ services in parts of the UK since May 2005 via its network of unbundled exchanges.

Comments

Posted by keith_thfc over 10 years ago
Great news for us be-ings.

Not good news for O2 though. I get the impression they've missed the boat on this one by a long shot.
Posted by adriandaz over 10 years ago
Maybe not, as it depends on what the quality of the services will be like, features, and contract length etc...
Posted by keith_thfc over 10 years ago
Sadly most customers choose ISP's on price/marketing spin, not on quality of service.
Posted by CARPETBURN over 10 years ago
I imagine this is music to most bethere users ears who im sure dont want a big organisation like O2 coming along, throttling them to death and imposing unrealistic caps, like it seems all these large telecom companies like to do to UK ISP services.
Posted by adriandaz over 10 years ago
Well O2 already on BE, so wouldn't they have done that when they took it over? It will probably be a service which is able to compete, if not beat the Orange deals, as BE have quite alot more LLU around iirc.
Posted by irrelevant over 10 years ago
"Sadly most customers choose ISP's on price/marketing spin, not on quality of service." ...and I'd hazard a guess that most leave because of quality of service, not price/spin.. (Certainly was why I ditched pipex!)
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