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O2 to enter fixed broadband arena in Spring 2007

The mobile operator O2 has indicated that it will launch a broadband service over landlines in the Spring of 2007, more detail over at

O2 is owned by Telefonica who purchased the ADSL2+ unbundled service provider Be in June 2006. Be currently has around 236 exchanges enabled, which according to the statistics on means the service is available to around 4,500,000 premises. Of these an estimated 2,700,000 are within 2km of the exchange which with an ADSL2+ service suggests a line speed of 15Mbps or possibly higher.


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