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Internet service provider (ISP) O2 is considering launching fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) broadband services, it has been claimed.

In a message posted on microblogging website Twitter, the broadband provider said super-fast fibre broadband is "something we'd like to deliver".

However, the tweet made clear that O2 has not confirmed plans to enter the FTTC broadband market as yet.

O2 simply urged consumers to "watch this space" - suggesting that an announcement could be forthcoming at some point in the future.

Last week, O2 subsidiary Be Broadband intimated that FTTC broadband could be on the agenda - but as with the parent company, the firm would not be drawn on a timescale for deployment.

Managing Director Chris Stening said the ISP would only look to provide fibre broadband when it could guarantee service quality and economic value to its customers.

BT is currently investing up to £2.5 billion upgrading local telephone exchanges across the UK to support FTTC broadband services.

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