Always on more important than bandwidth
“ADSL deployment has been woefully slow. Only 100,000 customers have the technology today” says the FT, adding that Telewest has 70,000 broadband users and NTL “has signed up its 100,000th” although many of these only have access at 64kbps. Electronics Weekly says “one of the main advantages of broadband is that it is always on”. It quotes Andy Green, Chief Executive of BTopenworld: “a major reason for the low demand [for broadband] comes down to the flat-rate unmetered Internet access packages available … we have fantastic value narrowband “. Forbidden’s technology is ideal both for that market, and for another narrowband always on market – GPRS.