Timico debuts full 16Mbps ADSL


Timico has announced the full availability of its 16Mbps ADSL service, utilising the BT 21CN network.

The company was one of the small number of ISPs signed up as an early triallist by BT when it launched its 21CN broadband service last year.

It will be marketing its broadband service using the BT 21CN network to businesses in migrated exchange areas that are able to receive it.

ADSL2+ is being added to the portfolio of products through Timico’s Business Partner programme, as well as being launched for the company’s SME and corporate customers whose businesses are based in BT Exchanges that are already 21CN-enabled.

Timico chief technology advisor Trefor Davies (pictured) said: “ADSL2+ is marketed as 24Mbps technology but it is unlikely customers will achieve such high speeds. The actual speed achieved is very dependent on the customer’s distance from the exchange and the quality of their line.

“Because of this, we are promoting our offering as an “up to 16Mbps” service. As with existing ADSL connections, users experience a range of speeds. The highest we have seen is 19Mbps so there is a chance that people could get a faster connection than advertised.”