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DMSL: BT plan to accelerate ultrafast roll out adds momentum to channel broadband sales

DMSL says that partners have responded positively to BT’s ambition to deliver ultrafast broadband across the UK with broadband sales hitting record levels in June

Romford, 06 July 2016 – DMSL, the leading distributor of broadband connectivity and hosted services, has reported a hugely positive response to BT’s recent announcement of plans to accelerate the roll-out of ultrafast services, with broadband sales reaching record heights in June.

BT’s Openreach division has stated its ambition to deliver ultrafast broadband speeds to 12 million premises by 2020, using a mixture of G.fast and Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) technology. The details of BT’s ultrafast vision for the UK have spurred the channel into action and resulted in a significant uplift in activity, says John Carter, Managing Director of DMSL.

“There is no question that the SMB market is very excited and interested in BT’s ultrafast services and that’s really boosted the level of enquiries coming into us and our partners.  We achieved record sales of BT broadband last month and we will now be looking to build on that momentum.”

Last month, Openreach also announced the first eight areas in the country that will benefit from a new FTTP product specifically designed for SMBs, which will offer ultrafast speeds of up to 1Gbps.  While this news has grabbed the headlines, it has also raised awareness of Openreach’s Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) technology which delivers superfast services and is available to more than 25 million premises across the country, says Carter.

“The FTTC product is excellent and  has helped deliver faster broadband speeds across the UK, with Ofcom saying that the UK’s broadband consistently outperforms other European countries on key measurements such as availability, speed and, most importantly for resellers, take-up. We are seeing some very strong results and with the continued effort BT is putting into driving awareness of its plans for the roll-out of ultra-fast services, we’re expecting more records to be broken.”

Picture: John Carter, DMSL.

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Notes
*Ofcom’s European Broadband Scorecard shows the UK is ranked as leader of the five major EU economies – France, Germany, Italy and Spain – on a range of independent broadband measures

About DMSL
DMSL is a specialist distributor and aggregation partner for broadband connectivity, hosted voice and applications services. It works with the UK’s leading providers of telecoms, broadband and mobile networks to bring resellers the best solutions the industry can provide. It offers bespoke telecoms solutions that are right for the needs of individual customers and partners, backed by unrivalled business and technical support. It also provides resellers with access to a proprietary billing platform that is able to consolidate voice, data and mobile billing onto a single bill. This benefits the end customer by providing a simple, cost-efficient and effective way to manage all their voice and data services. To learn more call 0844 561 6653 or visit www.dmsluk.co.uk.

Contact:
Vicky Thrower, Head of PR
Tel: 01708 776005