BT will soon transform its infrastructure to deliver video and Internet services to its customers over their existing lines.
According to weekend reports in 'The Sunday Telegraph', the telco is working with Fujitsu and Alcatel to enable its network to support Asynchronous Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL), a technology for delivering high bandwidth services over copper wire. The service will initially only be available in large cities.
ADSL is expected to be introduced on to BT?s lines next spring, to coincide with the availability of television decoders produced by British Interative Broadcasting, BT?s joint venture with BSkyB.
BT previously used ADSL in its interactive trial last year. ADSL uses modems at each end of standard copper wire to transmit data downstream at speeds of up to 6Mbps, with 640Kbps upstream. This makes it suitable for surfing the Internet or viewing video over phone lines.
A BT spokesperson said he could not deny an announcement is imminent. ?BT is certainly interested in this area,? he said.
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