BT Wholesale has announced a little more news on its next generation broadband service following on from the trial news a month ago.
The plan is to have ADSL2+ available to 5% of the UK customer base from April 2008, rising to 50% of the UK market by April 2009. A little more can be read about this on our forum where an eagle eyed reader posted the original snippet.
Around 70% of UK households have access to ADSL2+ via an unbundled service already, but the BT Wholesale roll-out should change this by reaching parts of the UK the unbundled providers will never go to due to economies of scale not being present.
The roll-out of the ADSL2+ products from BT Wholesale while making using of the 21st Century Network (21CN), will not require the phone services on an exchange to have been switched to 21CN, just that the back haul and other components needed for the broadband product to be in place. This means even if your telephone service is not due for 21CN switch-over until 2010 you may get the ADSL2+ products before then.