Be Unlimited to launch 24Mbps ADSL2+ service in the UK
ADSL2+ with its potential of 24Mbps downstream speeds has been mentioned a few times recently, and today sees a new entrant appear. Be Unlimited are set to launch a 24Mbps ADSL2+ service in the UK. More details are in the BiosMagazine article located here.
No pricing, or locations for the service have yet being released. It should be pointed out that while the service may headline at 24Mbps, it will only offer this speed to customers close enough to the unbundled exchange.
One of the co-founders Boris Ivanovic, gave the Swedish broadband market a kick when in 2001 he purchased Bostream and launched a 26Mbps service, and over three years revenue jumped from $1million to $55million. The number of customers jumped from 2000 to 100,000 in those three years also.
Update Friday 1st July 2005: As is common with LLU services it looks like the service will roll-out in London initially on 45 exchanges. A pilot scheme is expected in August 2005. Details over on The Register.