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O2 announce business broadband

O2 have released business broadband packages to compliment their existing home broadband options according to Mobile News. Several package options are available, and like O2's home broadband, a £5 discount per month is available if you are an existing O2 mobile customer.

Package Name Download Speed Upload Speed Usage Limit Price
(ex-VAT)
Price non-O2
(ex-VAT)
Home Office 20 Mbps 1.3 Mbps 150GB £15.50 £20.50
Office 10 20 Mbps 2.5 Mbps 300GB £22.50 £27.50
Access 8 Mbps 0.4 Mbps £25 £30

Speeds are of course limited by the distance from your premises to the telephone exchange. Home Office is aimed at two PC's whilst Office 10 is aimed to support up to ten with each including the applicable number of licenses for McAfee security software. The Access product is the option available to users who are not connected to a telephone exchange which has gone through local-loop unbundling (LLU), where O2 have installed their own equipment at the telephone exchange.

Being a business plan, O2 also offer a bolt-on called "Fast Fix" which offers a 24-hour fix guarantee for the service and a back-up mobile broadband dongle that can be used if the broadband is suffering problems. This option is vital to businesses who rely on Internet access for the company to function as broadband faults can sometimes take days to fix.

A 30-day 'no quibble happiness guarantee' is offered which will give customers the option to cancel after the first 30 days. O2's business broadband includes a wireless router and offers a static IP address by default.

Update 10/05/2011 14:30
Updated to include details of usage limits. Full details are now available on the O2 Business Broadband site.

Comments

No doubt traffic managed to hell the same as the Home products.

  • tazz_uk
  • over 6 years ago

Surely the Business 'Access' service should have a 832kbps upload speed? Or are O2 fraudulently selling a home service (up to 448kbps)?

  • baby_frogmella
  • over 6 years ago

So they ditch business broadband a while back to then realise that they made a mistake and relaunch it.

No wonder the economy is a mess if companies are run like this.

  • undecidedadrian
  • over 6 years ago

If a community get together they could have 100 megabit symmetrical from nextgenus. For £26 plus vat a month. On a gigabit bearer. makes the O2 access package look a bit sick. http://nextgenus.blogspot.com/

  • cyberdoyle
  • over 6 years ago

Dedicated CS? Bet not. Business Broadband should not be this cheap

  • krazykizza
  • over 6 years ago

@baby_frogmella even BT's own business package only gives 448kbps upload speed if you're on ADSL1. They don't do a 832kbps package.

  • SheepFarmer
  • over 6 years ago

Zen and plusnet (and probably many others) do a 832kbps package for quite a bit more money. Never quite worked out why BT don't offer it as an option.

  • SheepFarmer
  • over 6 years ago

the prices are a joke, no wonder O2 are a shambles now thats just silly cheap for a business product.

  • chrysalis
  • over 6 years ago

For £18 you can get unmetered LLU...

  • otester
  • over 6 years ago

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