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Rumours about Tiscali buying Pipex's Residential Broadband customers

TheRegister is reporting that Tiscali is taking a keen interest in Pipex's residential broadband service. It claims insiders at Pipex have suggested that the terms of a deal would be expected in the next 4-8 weeks whilst the company plan on how to divide up the business. It also claims that Pipex staff are not very happy about the proposed transfer.

This change would help Pipex re-focus itself as a business service provider. It is suggested that this deal would give Pipex access to Tiscali's LLU network which is one of the largest in the UK and currently four times larger than Pipex's own LLU deployment. Tiscali's LLU network and Pipex's customer base do not seem that bad a match from a commercial point of view, although we have no doubts a section of users will be concerned over performance.

More details on TheRegister.

Comments

Ah well thats the final nail in Pipexs coffin. To be honest i doubt people will notice much difference. Pipex are rubbish and so are Tiscali so basically it will be lousy business as usual from a customers point of view.

Makes ofcoms job a tad easier now though and they can just move the Pipex mound of issues onto the Tiscali tower. LOL

  • CARPETBURN
  • over 9 years ago

If this does go ahead, then I'll be moving for to another provider for sure...it'll go from bad to worse.

  • nmbrown
  • over 9 years ago

god damn it cant some one good buy Nildram ffs

  • rizzla
  • over 9 years ago

Thank god I left Bulldog :-\

  • _TRIaXOR_
  • over 9 years ago

Im with Pipex, BUT have been told that I am on a Tiscali BB line TAGGED- and that was 12 MONTHS ago. PC

  • padrone
  • over 9 years ago

I hope Tiscali build into their business model all the customers they are going to lose in the first couple of days of a takeover.

  • liamthom
  • over 9 years ago

I really don't think it could get much worse for Pipex. What used to be the best ISP about has gradually been eroded to a very poor quality service.

Pipex went downhill when it started offering cheap ADSL. The customer base didn't want cheap, it wanted fast, reliable and cap-free. Which is what it was like when I joined.

  • ian9outof10
  • over 9 years ago

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