There is increased speculation about a sale of the Tiscali group suggesting that Carphone Warehouse is looking to bid for the UK arm of Tiscali.
If Carphone Warehouse were successful, it would overnight become the largest broadband provider in the UK. While it would not gain much in terms of a larger unbundled network of exchanges, it would get a TV-over-broadband service that has been running since 2000 and also the various business and pro-sumer broadband brands that Tiscali already owns such as Pipex, Nildram, Freedom2Surf and Bulldog. Then of course there would be the Tiscali Wholesale services which offers a wide range of wholesale products.
Those interested in further analysis may find this Ovum article useful. Of course there are other potential buyers stalking Tiscali, with the names of Vodafone and Orange getting mentioned now and then as possibilities.