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Be reaches 38,000 customers on 814 exchanges

Telefonica O2 has released its third quarter results which reveal that the ADSL2+ provider Be has reached a total 38,000 customers.

The Be network is the same one as is used by the recently launched O2 broadband service, and covers some 50% of the UK population via 814 exchanges that have the companies own ADSL2+ DSLAM's installed.

It is not really known what the demand for O2 broadband services is like as the service has only been available since 15th October, but in Germany they are seeing sign-ups of 4,000 to 5,000 lines per week.


Look like that both Be* and o2* will not going to extended further exchanges in 2008 :(

  • adslmax
  • over 13 years ago

Giving them a self to make some money back first I guess :-)

  • adriandaz
  • over 13 years ago

Average of 46 customers per exchange! Much lower than I'd have expected!

  • zebs
  • over 13 years ago

46 customers per exchange does seem quite a low number.

I wonder what the average customers per exchange number is for those on IPStream where the exchange carries users from multiple ISP's.

  • keith_thfc
  • over 13 years ago

Some of us have observed for a while that Be's entire userbase can be managed on a single excel spreadsheet. 46 users per exchange - bwahahaha ! At least they get 2M each of the 100M backhaul.

IPStream ? Average 8m/5500 = 1454 per exchange.

  • herdwick
  • over 13 years ago

quote"IPStream ? Average 8m/5500 = 1454 per exchange."

More like Btstream = provided service via ISPs that is throttled with caps a plenty. Maybe thats why it serves so many.
Roll on the joke named 21CN and people fighting for bandwidth on that.

  • over 13 years ago

"Be's entire userbase can be managed on an Excel spreadsheet".

That was the way Bulldog worked too and look where it got them.

46 punters per 100M backhaul must be nice if you're one of the 46. Till Be recruit enough punters to actually cover their outgoings and make a bit of a profit, that is.

What matters with IPstream is not punters per exchange but average bandwidth per punter, which always used to be (and may still be)top secret. Red VPs, anyone?

  • c_j_
  • over 13 years ago

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