TalkTalk Business adds UK broadband exchanges

29 June 2011 |


TalkTalk business has added over 1,900 broadband exchanges across the UK in the last 12 months as part of the nation’s ongoing broadband initiative.

The exchanges are Ethernet and Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) enabled which is said to improve levels and standards of broadband connectivity to businesses within the UK. The move takes the next-generation network provider’s total number of broadband exchanges in the UK to over 2000, with plans to roll out a further 700 exchanges in the next two years.

The UK government has committed £830 million to provide next-generation broadband services across the country by 2015. Paul Lawton, MD of TalkTalk Business, believes however “that time is of the essence for companies which rely on business grade broadband connectivity for performance, productivity and growth”.

“A fast and efficient broadband service remains pivotal to helping companies stay competitive, expand and ensure the UK remains a key player in the global economy,” he added.

To meet the 2015 target, interest in deploying next-generation broadband services across the UK has noticeably risen in recent months, with Capacity reporting in April that Fujitsu had signalled its interest in delivering a super fast broadband network to rural parts of the UK in collaboration with Virgin Media and TalkTalk (click here).