geert lovink on Wed, 9 Jan 2002 09:12:01 +0100 (CET)

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[Nettime-nl] xs4all gaat samenwerken met KPN konkurrent

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XS4ALL to pilot BBned in ADSL

XS4ALL, one of the internet providers owned by KPN Telecom, has announced it will be trialing BBned, KPN’s competitor in ADSL.

XS4ALL, which already offers KPN's ADSL Mxstream, is looking to offer extra speed, which it believes BBned can provide.

According to an XS4ALL spokeswoman, the company has a special, relatively independent, status within the KPN ensemble. XS4ALL has decided try-out BBned, however, for various reasons. BBned stands to offer them extra downstream speed and double upstream speed which is useful to customers that want to webcast themselves.

If the two-month pilot, which begins at the end of January, is successful, the company plans to make the BBned service, in addition to XS4ALL's Mxstream offer, available to customers starting May 2002. Participants in the pilot are XS4ALL employees.

On a similar note, this week KPN announced a 23 per cent increase in its Mxstream subscription.