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Libera Criticises BT's xDSL Technology

Posted: 03rd Jul, 2004 By: MarkJ
Speaking out in defence of its fixed broadband wireless technology, Libera's (ISP) founder Robert Condon has attacked rival BT's DSL technology, claiming that it "may not be up to the job" at hand:

"As far as I'm concerned, BT's DSL service over copper may not be up to the job and there will be a broadband 'bottleneck' until it gets its new 'Century 21 network up and running in 2009. I would add that many of the new IP multimedia and communications services require guaranteed quality and security that DSL may not be able to provide, as demand for bandwidth grows. You only have to look at what's happening in the Far East in places like Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan where 10Mbit/s is the standard offering."

Libera will provide symmetrical bandwidth of between 2Mbit/s and 36Mbit/s for considerably less than the comparable BT copper and fibre circuits. The company plans to have phase one of its network up and running in central London spanning Heathrow to Dartford by October this year, with a full national roll out following close behind. The company claims that it is receiving serious enquiries from all the major carriers and ISP's for its Wireless Broadband service.


There will always be a place for wireless technology on the market, although beating back land-line based rivals will be no easy task. More @ NewsWireless.
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