Following closely on the heels of the price announcement for the full fibre product from BT Retail, Zen has announced its Fibre Enterprise package aimed at businesses and home workers.
The fibre to the premises (FTTP/FTTH) service will initially only be available on four of the exchanges that Openreach has its FTTH product, expanding to seven by the end of year. Two product variants are available, Enterprise a 100 Mbps download, 15 Mbps upload package with 500 GB download allowance for £70+VAT, and Enterprise+ which doubles upload speeds to 30 Mbps for £95+VAT a month.
Obviously the service is considerably more expensive than the BT Infinity Option 3 service, and is not unlimited, but Option 3 is not currently available to businesses and there will be home workers who value the lack of traffic management and other aspects of Zen's service.
Compared to ten years ago, the progress is astounding, since a 0.5 Mbps service which meant a maximum allowance of 150 GB if ran flat out 24/7/31 costed £50 then to get a product that is 200 times faster and allows for triple the usage level.