Entanet who act as a wholesale provider for resellers has entered into a relationship with BE Wholesale which allow Entanet to add the 1300 exchanges that offer ADSL2+ from BE to their product portfolio.
"For a wholesale service provider like Entanet, that's invested significantly in its UK infrastructure and introduced competitive BT-based connectivity products over the past few years, this step reflects a long-term strategic fit between the two businesses rather than a simple supplier aggregation relationship that we see everywhere in the market. Entanet's leading position in technology development continues to drive us to seek opportunities to provide innovative products to the channel. Both companies will be working together proactively, not only to increase share in the UK broadband market but also to introduce new communications products to partners' benefit."Entanet's General Manager Elsa Chen
A key aspect of the partnership is the lack of bandwidth restrictions that are possible, and the availability of Annex M on ADSL2+. For those not aware of Annex M it sacrifices some of the downstream speed (generally around 1 to 2 Mbps) to allow faster upstream speeds of a maximum of 2.5 Mbps. To benefit from Annex M lines generally need to be connecting at 15 Mbps or more, even if Annex M is not available BE Wholesale runs its ADSL2+ upstream with a maximum of 1.3 Mbps.
Annex M is not unique to BE, back in 2010 BT Wholesale launched it too, but it is not something that is mentioned by many providers who use the BT Wholesale WBC network. For businesses and home workers who are looking at a year or more for better upstream capacity it is an option to be considered to improve the speed of VPN and remote system access.