Home » 

UK ISP News Archives

 » 
Sponsored Links

THUS Joins 8Mbps ADSL Trial

Posted: 21st Apr, 2005 By: MarkJ
THUS Group (Demon Internet) has today confirmed that it will be working alongside BT Wholesale to trial an 8Mbps ADSL broadband service in the UK:

As one of the leading national telcos, THUS is playing a major part in shaping the future of ADSL by undertaking pilot tests with selected Demon business and consumer subscribers in Greater London and Strathclyde. THUS will commence testing in April 2005 with an aim to deliver a full range of 8Mbps broadband products to residential, home workers and business users by the end of the year.

After calls from the public and small businesses for quicker broadband that accommodates bandwidth intensive multi-media technologies such as TV over Internet (IP TV) and Internet video conferencing, THUS is running trials, in conjunction with BT, to ensure that high-speed broadband is delivered smoothly when officially launched later in 2005. The pilot will support maximum broadband speeds of up to 8Mbps, however speeds received by users will depend on a variety of factors including the distance the subscriber is from a local exchange and the quality of the user’s line. The trial will also determine whether individual line speeds can be accurately predicted in advance of provisioning so that when signing up to a service, users can be told what speed they can expect to receive.

Target customers for super-fast broadband will include residential users wanting the additional speed to allow multiple users within the home. Home workers will also benefit from near office LAN speeds and will be well positioned to deploy new technologies such as video conferencing and VoIP from even the smallest office. Businesses that have outgrown 2Mbps broadband can also increase speeds to allow for rich media messaging, video conferencing and extra users. Pricing for 8Mbps ADSL is expected to be similar to current broadband services, with proportional incremental charges for the faster speeds.
Search ISP News
Search ISP Listings
Search ISP Reviews
 Latest UK ISP News
 Cheapest Superfast Broadband ISPs
  • Hyperoptic £17.99
    Speed 33Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • UtilityWarehouse £19.99
    Speed 35Mbps, Unlimited (FUP)
    Gift: None
  • NOW £23.00
    Speed 63Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Vodafone £24.00
    Speed 73 - 82Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Shell Energy £24.99
    Speed 38Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
Large Availability | Compare More ISPs
 Cheapest Ultrafast Broadband ISPs
  • Gigaclear £15.00
    Speed: 150Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Zzoomm £19.95
    Speed: 150Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • YouFibre £19.99
    Speed: 150Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Community Fibre £21.00
    Speed: 150Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • BeFibre £21.00
    Speed: 150Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: £25 Love2Shop Card
Large Availability | Compare More ISPs
Cheapest Superfast ISPs
  • Hyperoptic £17.99
    Speed 33Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • UtilityWarehouse £19.99
    Speed 35Mbps, Unlimited (FUP)
    Gift: None
  • NOW £23.00
    Speed 63Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Vodafone £24.00
    Speed 73 - 82Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Shell Energy £24.99
    Speed 38Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
Large Availability | View All
Cheapest Ultrafast ISPs
  • Gigaclear £15.00
    Speed: 150Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Zzoomm £19.95
    Speed: 150Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • YouFibre £19.99
    Speed: 150Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Community Fibre £21.00
    Speed: 150Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • BeFibre £21.00
    Speed: 150Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: £25 Love2Shop Card
Large Availability | View All
Helpful ISP Guides and Tips
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
Sponsored Links
The Top 20 Category Tags
  1. FTTP (5409)
  2. BT (3491)
  3. Politics (2499)
  4. Openreach (2279)
  5. Business (2227)
  6. Building Digital UK (2218)
  7. FTTC (2039)
  8. Mobile Broadband (1943)
  9. Statistics (1766)
  10. 4G (1641)
  11. Virgin Media (1595)
  12. Ofcom Regulation (1439)
  13. Wireless Internet (1380)
  14. Fibre Optic (1380)
  15. FTTH (1379)
  16. 5G (1217)
  17. Vodafone (1128)
  18. EE (1112)
  19. TalkTalk (927)
  20. O2 (918)
Sponsored

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