BT Retail running LLU trial on three exchanges
Information has leaked out onto our forums indicating BT Retail is carrying out a LLU trial in the London area. This started in early June 2005, and is due to run until December 2005. We have contacted BT who provided the following statement:
It should be noted that we believe participation in the trial is by invite only, so no point in chasing BT. It is also understood that the service will start at 2Mbps, with speeds increasing in 1Mbps increments up to 8Mbps. BT Wholesale earlier in 2005 announced trials for a service called MaxDSL with speeds up to 8Mbps, these two trials are not linked, one is run by BT Wholesale to ultimately provide a new IPStream and Datastream product. The BT Retail trial featured in this news story, is based on local loop unbundling, i.e. the same type of connections as Bulldog and UK Online are using to provide their up to 8Mbps services.