O2 Plans Fibre Broadband Launch

  • Posted on: 29 June 2011
  • By: chw staff

O2 is set to join the likes of BT and Virgin media in offering fibre optic broadband service.  According to the Cable website, O2 will launch a commercial trial before the end of this year.  Felix Geyr,  the companies managing director, said they are making sure “the right customer experience” is in place before the pilot starts.

The company has not said where they will first launch the service only that they are examining their infrastructure across the UK to see where best to start the trial.  They said the pricing plans would be release later this year.

The new service will put O2 in direct competition with some of the UK’s other service providers such as BT and Virgin, two of the country’s leading fibre optic broadband suppliers.  O2 said they are currently considering its infrastructure and where in the UK the trial should take place.  A pre-registration programme for the O2 fibre broadband service is due to commence nearer to the launch date and will give priority to existing customers.

“We have been listening and will be doing our best to provide something that will truly enhance your online experience,” said Geyr.  “Over the past few years we have created award-winning broadband packages and that is the standard I want to keep.”