Alternative British broadband provider BSkyB has announced that it has unbundled its 2,000th exchange, ISPreview reports, with the telco having launched its on-net services in Wraysbury, Berkshire. In announcing the milestone, BSkyB claimed that it now offers unbundled services to 82% of the UK’s population, and looking ahead it now says it aims to increase that to 90% by 2015. Commenting on the development, Lyssa McGowan from Sky Broadband was cited as saying: ‘We’ve invested more than GBP1 billion (USD1.58 billion) in our network over the past six years to enable us to provide our customers with the best possible broadband service and offer value that’s second to none. Since launching broadband in 2006, we’ve grown significantly around the UK with a view to reaching coverage of 90% of the country by 2015.’
As noted in TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, BSkyB is the fourth-largest broadband operator in terms of subscribers, reporting just over four million customers at the end of June 2012, and giving it almost 20% of the market.