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O2 broadband to be delayed till September 2007

O2, who are owned by the Spanish company Telefonica, has announced a delay to the launch of its broadband services in the UK and Germany. Originally the plan was to launch a service in Spring 2007. For those wanting to read more on this, in particular the situation in Germany, visit uk.reuters.com

O2/Telefonica are citing the products not being ready as the reason for the delay. Telefonica already has a presence in the UK via Be who it purchased for £50 million. Be has provided ADSL2+ services in parts of the UK since May 2005 via its network of unbundled exchanges.

Comments

Great news for us be-ings.

Not good news for O2 though. I get the impression they've missed the boat on this one by a long shot.

  • keith_thfc
  • over 10 years ago

Maybe not, as it depends on what the quality of the services will be like, features, and contract length etc...

  • adriandaz
  • over 10 years ago

Sadly most customers choose ISP's on price/marketing spin, not on quality of service.

  • keith_thfc
  • over 10 years ago

I imagine this is music to most bethere users ears who im sure dont want a big organisation like O2 coming along, throttling them to death and imposing unrealistic caps, like it seems all these large telecom companies like to do to UK ISP services.

  • CARPETBURN
  • over 10 years ago

Well O2 already on BE, so wouldn't they have done that when they took it over? It will probably be a service which is able to compete, if not beat the Orange deals, as BE have quite alot more LLU around iirc.

  • adriandaz
  • over 10 years ago

"Sadly most customers choose ISP's on price/marketing spin, not on quality of service." ...and I'd hazard a guess that most leave because of quality of service, not price/spin.. (Certainly was why I ditched pipex!)

  • irrelevant
  • over 10 years ago

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