Spitfire selected for BT Wholesale VDSL broadband trial

Spitfire, the ISP and Internet telephony Service Provider, has been selected by BT Wholesale to take part in trials of VDSL (Very high speed digital subscriber line). Spitfire is one of nine ISPs in the UK to have been selected by BT Wholesale for the VDSL trial, which will run from July to December 2009.

VDSL provides customers with downstream speeds of between 15Mb and 40Mb and upstream speeds of up to 2Mb initially, with the anticipated option to increase to 5Mb later in the trial. The trial is taking place in Muswell Hill, London and Whitchurch, Cardiff. A further 28 exchanges are expected to be enabled for VDSL early next year, of which eight are in the London area.

Spitfire is an interconnected Voice Communications Provider and one of 29 CPSOs (Carrier Pre-Selection Operators) in the UK. Spitfire is also a leading business ISP and member of LINX (London Internet Exchange).

Commenting on the VDSL trial, Tom Fellowes, Sales Director for Spitfire said, “We are delighted to have been selected by BT Wholesale for this important trial. SIP trunks and hosted SIP telephony are now moving into the mainstream and VDSL will give an important boost to the take-up of these critical new comms technologies.”

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