TheRegister is reporting that Tiscali is taking a keen interest in Pipex's residential broadband service. It claims insiders at Pipex have suggested that the terms of a deal would be expected in the next 4-8 weeks whilst the company plan on how to divide up the business. It also claims that Pipex staff are not very happy about the proposed transfer.
This change would help Pipex re-focus itself as a business service provider. It is suggested that this deal would give Pipex access to Tiscali's LLU network which is one of the largest in the UK and currently four times larger than Pipex's own LLU deployment. Tiscali's LLU network and Pipex's customer base do not seem that bad a match from a commercial point of view, although we have no doubts a section of users will be concerned over performance.
More details on TheRegister.