Daisy Wholesale takes part in superfast broadband trial

Daisy Wholesale is set to embark on a technical trial involving superfast broadband speeds. Working in conjunction with BT Wholesale on its plans to double the download speed of its fibre optic broadband service next year, Daisy Wholesale has invited a small selection of partners to take part in a trial of BT’s new faster FTTC product.

Craig Peterson, Product Manager at Daisy Wholesale, said: “At present, Daisy Wholesale’s FTTC offers download speeds of up to 40Mb, but demand has shown that businesses are still looking for faster speeds. These trials could see the download and upload speeds double to 80Mb and 20Mb, respectively.

“Having experienced a high demand from our resellers to take part in the trial for these services, we are looking forward to taking advantage of BT Wholesale’s networks to deliver an enhanced Fibre Broadband offering to our customers.”

The initial technical trial is available in a selected number of exchanges. Existing Daisy Wholesale FTTC customers, whose lines meet the trial criteria, have already been submitted and agreed with Openreach.

Peterson explained: “For Daisy Wholesale, this will involve us testing our network and order process ready for service rollout in 2012. Before product launch, a further customer trial will take place when all of the FTTC enabled exchanges will be available, and we will be able to open this out to additional partners with existing Daisy Wholesale FTTC circuits.”

He added: “This is an opportunity for our partners to engage with their customer base in shaping the way a modern business can collaborate at high speed with remote workers, and other offices.

“These trials will give our partners and end users the opportunity to understand the benefits of superfast broadband in their business in advance of the next generation of FTTP products which will offer even greater speeds for those served directly via the exchange, benefiting everything from HD quality video conferencing and VoIP to hosted business applications and cloud computing.”