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NewNet enters LLU with 24Mbps service
Tuesday 24 July 2007 15:40:53 by John Hunt

Portsmouth South is to benefit from broadband speeds up to 24Mbps from August following an announcement by NewNet of a launch of its new LLU service, 18 months ahead of the roll out of ADSL2+ by BT. The service is initially available in Portsmouth, near the home of NewNet, where it can connect directly to their 10 Gbps high speed UK network.

From just £11.49 per month, the service will offer customers up to 24Mbps download and 1Mbps upload speeds. As with ADSL in general, line speed will vary depending on line length and quality.

"We are rolling out in Portsmouth first as it is on our door step. Other areas will follow. We plan to cover as much of the country as possible - 50 exchanges over the next 2 years."

Peter Coates-Buglear, NewNet’s Founder and CEO

More details on the Newnet website.

Comments

Posted by shaunhw over 9 years ago
I hope Be isn't on any exchanges they plan to unbundle ? As far as bandwidth use is concerned, Be offer MUCH better value for money.
Posted by herdwick over 9 years ago
Be aren't without their issues, and the general (lack of) takeup of the service suggests the end user is looking at more than just bandwidth cost. A nice bonus to NewNet users on those exchanges, if nothing else.
Posted by CARPETBURN over 9 years ago
I say good luck to Newnet, many users from reading the forums seem happy with current services the company provide, if they continue with their good service im sure their new 24meg package will be a great success. Only thing i will say is the home lite packages (see http://www.newnet.co.uk/broadband/home24.php ) are pretty pointless if you have near to the top end of that 24meg in speed you can kill that 1gb allowance in under 10 minutes LOL and the 3gb package will only give you something like 30 mins of maxing the connection out lol, other then that nice move Newnet :)
Posted by adslmax over 9 years ago
Disappointed that newnet won't be offering outside portsmouth or nationwide exchanges enabled. Only for portsmouth area.
Posted by CARPETBURN over 9 years ago
Give them time. IMO they are playing it sensible. You see how the new service goes for a small customer base then expand. They seem a sensible company and im sure if its a success they will look to expand, there website does have a page where you can register interest so they are considering expansion if it all goes good.
Posted by plesbit over 9 years ago
Newnet is only a small company in the grand scheme of things. I doubt they have even a tiny fraction of the capital required to just go nationwide overnight.
Posted by nmg196 over 9 years ago
> Disappointed that newnet won't be offering outside portsmouth

User "adslmax" - did you not even read the summary?

"We are rolling out in Portsmouth first as it is on our door step. Other areas will follow. We plan to cover as much of the country as possible - 50 exchanges over the next 2 years."
Posted by pyeomans over 9 years ago
"We are rolling out in Portsmouth first as it is on our door step. Other areas will follow. We plan to cover as much of the country as possible - 50 exchanges over the next 2 years."

>>Wow, another 50! One of them may even be our exchange (Kimberley), NOT! I see lots of exchanges having LLU by lots of different providers yet ours (serving 6000 properties) has NONE!
Posted by CARPETBURN over 9 years ago
An exchange with 6000 connections/properties on it is a pretty small exchange. There are many exchanges across the country that have 4 or 5 times that number on them so your exchange in the grand scheme of things is only small thus not profitable, thus companies dont bother with it.
Posted by chrysalis over 9 years ago
6000 is fairly large when you compare it to the fact exchanges have been LLU enabled with under 1000 premises.
Posted by CARPETBURN over 9 years ago
I dont know of any exchanges with 1000 or less that have been enabled (and no that does NOT mean im am calling you a liar) I imagine instances of exchanges with 1000 connections or less that are LLU enabled are either...
A) In the city (like london) where its a quick and easy job to do and where people are more likely to sign up or...
B) An exchange that has alot of businesses connected, again meaning money is there to be made
However you look at it a LLU company is only going to unbundle and exchange if they can make money, the rest of the time for the most part they wont bother
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