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PCCW Wireless Rollout Confusion

Posted: 25th Nov, 2004 By: MarkJ
PCCW (UK Broadband) has hit back at reports in the Financial Times, which allege that the operator has given up plans for a national broadband wireless rollout. PCCW states that it never made such a commitment:

UK Broadband - the wholly owned subsidiary of Hong Kong telecoms giant PCCW - soft launched its wireless broadband service in May this year. The Netvigator service - which costs £18 a month for a 512k service - was made available initially in the Thames Valley.

Speaking to The Register, Joan Wagner, director of corporate communications at PCCW said: "When we launched in May we said we were evaluating six or more roll-out scenarios ranging from coverage in one area - through to rolling out to 75 per cent of UK households.

"Since then, the company has had very good feedback from the soft launch, in terms of proving the technology and achieving market share and we will progressively extend our coverage in the UK, taking a prudent and managed approach.
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In short, the rollout continues, but on a much smaller scale and far slower than some would have hoped. More @ The Register.
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