O2 has now confirmed that its Be Broadband unit has unbundled its 500th telephone exchange, which now makes it available to 33% of UK homes. O2 also aim to add another 200 more exchanges by June making it even more accessible to the UK public, as well as developing ways to improve technology, network and speed. This should be extended to over 800 exchanges by the end of summer.
Be Broadband offers ADSL2+ technology (see broadband jargon) which doubles the number of downstream bits. This maximises the ability of BT telephone lines, however Be Broadband are also deploying its own network within the UK.
Be Broadband also aim soon to make their Annex M service (currently only offered to commercial users) available to domestic customers. This service offers speeds up to 2.5Mb/s the fastest service in the UK.
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