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Be Broadband is set to commence its super-fast, fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) trial "very shortly", it has been announced.

According to, the delayed pilot scheme – to take place at the Barking telephone exchange in Greater London – should get underway by the end of November.

However, the trial will now use Virtual Unbundled Local Access (VULA) through BT Openreach, after Be experienced difficulties developing an unthrottled and unlimited solution through BT Wholesale.

VULA allows broadband providers to deliver services over BT's next-generation network, but BT retains the majority of price controls.

A spokesperson for Be Broadband told the news provider: "BE has identified a shortlist of 25 customers in the Barking exchange [where] we'd like to trial our service, and we'll be contacting them shortly.

"Initial indications suggest most triallists will achieve download speeds of between 37Mb and 40Mb, and upload speeds greater than 10Mb."

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