On the back of figures showing only a 34,000 increase in new UK mobile customers for Q2 2007, O2 has announced a further delay in the roll out of its broadband service to October. Originally expected in Spring, we reported in May that a delay was expected until September. No official reason is given for the delay.
Telefonica, the Spanish telecommunication company behind O2 also owns Be, an LLU operator providing broadband services up to 24Mbps using ADSL2+. Samknows.com shows Be as having equipment in 799 exchanges (of 5591), covering an estimated 13,364,304 premises. This compares well with other LLU providers, with only TalkTalk and Sky covering more.