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BT beats 5 million ADSL user target a year early...



 
 
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Old April 4th 05, 03:07 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Sunil Sood
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Default BT beats 5 million ADSL user target a year early...

"This week BT will connect its five millionth wholesale broadband
customer, beating a target set by the company a year ahead of schedule.
Broadband is now one of the fastest growing consumer products of all
time with a higher take up rate than televisions, CD players, video
recorders or mobile phones.

Ben Verwaayen, BT's CEO said: "Three years ago when we set a target
of five million by 2006 it seemed a daunting task. To have reached
this milestone so early into 2005 is a massive achievement for the
whole industry. The momentum of broadband is continuing to build. The
latest million connections have come in just four months, and BT is
connecting a customer every ten seconds. But now the focus needs to
move from broadband availability towards the ways in which broadband
can improve people's lives. At work through greater productivity, and
at home by delivering a whole range of new services."

More at
http://www.btplc.com/News/Articles/S...4-88808aa98ba4

Regards
Sunil

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Old April 4th 05, 10:34 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Gaz
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"Sunil Sood" wrote in message
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"This week BT will connect its five millionth wholesale broadband
customer, beating a target set by the company a year ahead of schedule.
Broadband is now one of the fastest growing consumer products of all
time with a higher take up rate than televisions, CD players, video
recorders or mobile phones.


Largely despite BT not because of them. Short sighted strategic policies
held back broadband in the UK.
First, ISDN, BT makes a mint out of ISDN, an absolute mint, think of it as a
license to print money, it is old cheap technology, and with no line
competition you can charge a fortune, then persuade every business, that to
not have superfast ISDN means their life will end. BT did everything it
could to protect this cashcow.
Secondly exchanges, the initial role out of Broadband seemed to take no
account to demand, a list of exchanges where announced, if you lived within
3.5km of one of those exchanges, great, if not then they tried to sell you
ISDN (see above). It was only after enormous, and i mean huge pressure was
put upon BT, that they came up with the sensible demand tracker process.

At every turn BT have dragged their feet, keeping broadband a niche market,
it is only now, that broadband is exploding.

Gaz


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Old April 4th 05, 11:13 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
:::Jerry::::
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"Gaz" wrote in message
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snip

Largely despite BT not because of them. Short sighted strategic

policies
held back broadband in the UK.
First, ISDN, BT makes a mint out of ISDN, an absolute mint, think of

it as a
license to print money, it is old cheap technology, and with no line
competition you can charge a fortune,

snip


What ever did happen to Mercury and NTL.....


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Old April 4th 05, 11:19 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
7
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Default BT beats 5 million ADSL user target a year early...

Gaz wrote:

At every turn BT have dragged their feet, keeping broadband a niche
market, it is only now, that broadband is exploding.



More reasons to break it up and let competitors run
the businesses through LLU.

Third world countries are getting 2 megabit internet
for under 2 pounds, in line with international prices
- clearly BT$ has got to go cap in hand to
these third world countries and beg them to teach
them something about how to run a telco company.

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Old April 4th 05, 11:43 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
kim
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Default BT beats 5 million ADSL user target a year early...

"7" wrote in message
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Gaz wrote:

At every turn BT have dragged their feet, keeping broadband a niche
market, it is only now, that broadband is exploding.



More reasons to break it up and let competitors run
the businesses through LLU.


Like the railways you mean? That was a great idea wasn't it?

(kim)


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Old April 5th 05, 12:15 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Mark McIntyre
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Default BT beats 5 million ADSL user target a year early...

On Mon, 04 Apr 2005 22:19:13 GMT, 7
wrote:

Gaz wrote:

At every turn BT have dragged their feet, keeping broadband a niche
market, it is only now, that broadband is exploding.



More reasons to break it up and let competitors run
the businesses through LLU.


its been tried before with utilities. I'm not sure anyone would say
that the railways, electricity, gas or water services got better or
cheaper post breakup. The reverse in fact.

Third world countries are getting 2 megabit internet
for under 2 pounds,


We did this already. Two pounds is a month's wages in such countries,
and about a month's food. Its absolutely absurd to compare to UK
prices.

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Old April 5th 05, 11:56 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Gaz
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":::Jerry::::" wrote in message
eenews.net...

"Gaz" wrote in message
...

snip

Largely despite BT not because of them. Short sighted strategic

policies
held back broadband in the UK.
First, ISDN, BT makes a mint out of ISDN, an absolute mint, think of

it as a
license to print money, it is old cheap technology, and with no line
competition you can charge a fortune,

snip


What ever did happen to Mercury and NTL.....


NTL is limited to its cable network.

Gaz


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Old April 6th 05, 12:02 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Gaz
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"kim" wrote in message
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"7" wrote in message
...
Gaz wrote:

At every turn BT have dragged their feet, keeping broadband a niche
market, it is only now, that broadband is exploding.



More reasons to break it up and let competitors run
the businesses through LLU.


Like the railways you mean? That was a great idea wasn't it?

(kim)


Privatisation, pioneered here by Thatchers government, has been copied
across the world, in fact it is now accepted that generally, Governments are
not very good at running things.

Unfortunately Governments can also screw up the actual privatisation process
eg British Rail.

Behind the horrors that where Railtrack etc, privatisation, despite the way
it was carried out, wasnt a complete failure, passenger numbers began to
explode far beyond that of the managed decline that was happening pre
privatisation. Unfortunately the line maintainance was carried out by dodgy
contractors with little supervision, making little economic sense.

The subsequent crashes, completely undermimed privatisation and the firms
who where running the franchises.

Gaz


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Old April 6th 05, 12:06 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Gaz
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"Mark McIntyre" wrote in message
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On Mon, 04 Apr 2005 22:19:13 GMT, 7
wrote:

Gaz wrote:

At every turn BT have dragged their feet, keeping broadband a niche
market, it is only now, that broadband is exploding.



More reasons to break it up and let competitors run
the businesses through LLU.


its been tried before with utilities. I'm not sure anyone would say
that the railways, electricity, gas or water services got better or
cheaper post breakup. The reverse in fact.


Actually telecoms, electricty and gas all reduced significantly in prices,
and now account for a fraction of the cost of running a household for that a
generation ago. And, while i am not a fan of BT, their customer service is
pretty good, my electricty and gas services are very reliable, in regards to
water costs, these have increased significantly, but then so as the market,
and the demands.

Environmental demands put on water companies have increased costs
substantially, remember, we use to pump raw sewage into the rivers and seas,
it now gets treated!!! How much cleaner is our environment now, then a
generation ago?

Gaz


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Old April 6th 05, 12:07 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
BRG
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Default BT beats 5 million ADSL user target a year early...

"Gaz" wrote in news:[email protected]
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NTL is limited to its cable network.


Nope. NTL does dial-up and ADSL connection services as well.
 




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