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 FT.com.
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 SamKnows.com/broadband 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.