Home
 » ISP News » 
Sponsored

UPD PostOffice Moves Broadband Platform from BT to Fujitsu and TalkTalk UK

Friday, May 25th, 2012 (12:46 pm) - Score 2,520

The Post Office has chosen to scrap its limited BTWholesale and Logica based managed broadband and phone platform, which is still stuck on old ‘up to’ 8Mbps ADSL technology, in favour of a huge new and potentially more competitive unbundled (LLU) solution delivered by Fujitsu and rival ISP TalkTalk.

Furthermore Capita has also been brought in to help provide the customer contact centre, with MDS for advanced consumer billing and settlement solutions. This change should allow the PostOffice to launch a new range of more modern ADSL2+ (up to 20-24Mbps) based packages, which could be expanded to include superfast broadband (FTTC) a little further down the road.

Dido Harding, CEO of the TalkTalk Group, said:

We’re very proud of the Wholesale opportunities we offer to our strategic partners and are delighted to be working with the Post Office and Fujitsu to provide next-generation broadband and telephony services in line with our long term strategy for leveraging the scale of our network and growing TalkTalk Business. Our super-fast, highly resilient network reaches over 92% of the population in the UK enabling the Post Office to offer great value products to more people, more of the time.”

Duncan Tait, CEO of Fujitsu UK & Ireland, added:

As a partner to the Post Office since 1996, we listened carefully to their requirements and aspirations and worked with the customer to leverage Fujitsu’s IT and telecommunications innovation with the best in class partners in the UK market. Fujitsu is very excited to be involved in this project.”

A related report on ComputerWorldUK suggests that the new five-year contract could be worth as much as £500m, which is big enough to suggest that the PostOffice are serious about future growth and possibly even taking on some of the big boys.

Nobody spends half a billion without having some serious ambition to back it up. To put this into some perspective, Tiscali sold its broadband service to TalkTalk for roughly half that amount (£236m) and they were one of the markets largest ISPs. The deal is said to be much more significant than a mere network management contract and at that price we’d agree.

Existing customers can expect to be migrated onto the new platform in due course, although it’s still too early to know how the service itself will change and when this will take place. Meanwhile BT’s apparent inability to provide the PostOffice with a viable and more flexible alternative (it’s four-year agreement with PO was worth £750m) could cost the country’s largest provider.

UPDATE 26th May 2012

Some other reports suggest that the PO currently serves around 500,000 customers, although it’s unclear whether or not they are all broadband users.

Leave a Comment
5 Responses
  1. Avatar me says:

    good, the less money bt gets and the more money fujitsu gets the better. Really hope fujitsu wins some BDUK funds and rolls out some fttp.

  2. Avatar zemadeiran says:

    Ironic really….

    BT used to be part of the Post Office!!??

    What a fucked up load of shit.

    Regards to all

  3. Avatar geordiekev says:

    What a disaster! Moving to Talk Talk probably one of the worst service providers in the UK. If the speed drops below the dependable 5-6 megs I am getting with post Office/BT then i will be jumping ship.

  4. Avatar Alan says:

    I’m currently a PostOffice customer for homephone and broadband.
    We dont have LLU on our exchange.

    What’s going to happen to customers such as myself?

    1. Mark Jackson Mark Jackson says:

      Big LLU ISPs usually have a BT based platform for that, thus the PO will probably keep something similar behind the scenes to handle such situations. Whether or not this will cost extra is yet to be decided.

Comments are closed.

Comments RSS Feed

Javascript must be enabled to post (most browsers do this automatically)

Privacy Notice: Please note that news comments are anonymous, which means that we do NOT require you to enter any real personal details to post a message. By clicking to submit a post you agree to storing your comment content, display name, IP, email and / or website details in our database, for as long as the post remains live.

Only the submitted name and comment will be displayed in public, while the rest will be kept private (we will never share this outside of ISPreview, regardless of whether the data is real or fake). This comment system uses submitted IP, email and website address data to spot abuse and spammers. All data is transferred via an encrypted (https secure) session.

NOTE 1: Sometimes your comment might not appear immediately due to site cache (this is cleared every few hours) or it may be caught by automated moderation / anti-spam.

NOTE 2: Comments that break our rules, spam, troll or post via known fake IP/proxy servers may be blocked or removed.
Cheapest Superfast ISPs
  • Hyperoptic £22.00
    Avg. Speed 50Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Onestream £22.49 (*29.99)
    Avg. Speed 45Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • xln telecom £22.74 (*47.94)
    Avg. Speed 66Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Plusnet £22.99 (*35.98)
    Avg. Speed 36Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: £60 Reward Card
  • Vodafone £23.00
    Avg. Speed 35Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
Prices inc. Line Rental | View All
The Top 20 Category Tags
  1. BT (2769)
  2. FTTP (2757)
  3. FTTC (1785)
  4. Building Digital UK (1743)
  5. Politics (1667)
  6. Openreach (1622)
  7. Business (1435)
  8. FTTH (1340)
  9. Statistics (1241)
  10. Mobile Broadband (1228)
  11. Fibre Optic (1065)
  12. 4G (1058)
  13. Wireless Internet (1021)
  14. Ofcom Regulation (1015)
  15. Virgin Media (1006)
  16. EE (697)
  17. Vodafone (669)
  18. Sky Broadband (668)
  19. TalkTalk (663)
  20. 5G (518)
Promotion
Helpful ISP Guides and Tips
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
Sponsored

Copyright © 1999 to Present - ISPreview.co.uk - All Rights Reserved - Terms , Privacy and Cookie Policy , Links , Website Rules , Contact