BT aims for 75% ADSL2+ coverage by early 2011

24 Sep 2009

According to British broadsheet The Times, fixed line and broadband incumbent BT is planning to almost double the number of residences able to connect to its ADSL2+ services. Currently approximately ten million homes and businesses, around 40% of the UK’s population, are able to receive the telco’s ADSL2+ service, which offers speeds of up to 24Mbps, with BT announcing back in June 2009 that it had upgraded 549 exchanges with the technology. It is understood that BT hopes to expand its coverage to around 75% by ‘Spring 2011’. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database, BT launched commercial ADSL2+ services for business users in June 2009, while the technology was made available to residential users two months later, in August 2009.

United Kingdom, BT Group (incl. Openreach)