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    Sky enabled exchanges

    This is a discussion on Sky enabled exchanges within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; I'm not really bothered who Sky may or may not bid for! My main concern is that my exhange was ...

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      Re: Sky enabled exchanges

      I'm not really bothered who Sky may or may not bid for!

      My main concern is that my exhange was enabled last month and so far I have heard nothing from Sky about transferring me from the Connect package.

      It's one thing having all these unbundled exchanges, but something else making them operational for existing customers.

      But then it's a nice little earner continuing to charge 17 per month instead of only getting 5


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      Re: Sky enabled exchanges

      But then it's a nice little earner continuing to charge 17 per month instead of only getting 5
      Do you really think Sky make more profit keeping you on the 17 a month option?

      It costs them approx 10.00 per month to rent the line so speak from BT, and then they would have to buy Data Shifting per gb. I would say Sky would just about breakeven at 17.00 per month, but only if you didn't abuse your connection.

      The reason the other packages are so cheap, is effectively Sky have cut out BT and have their own LLU kit in the BT exchange.

      As for changing you over, Sky are quite adamant this will happen at their pace and not the time scale that we what them to.

      It will happen, but I don't know when - Good luck!


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      Re: Sky enabled exchanges

      Quote Originally Posted by SatDish View Post
      Sky's only real competitor is NTL/Telewest soon to re-brand as Virgin, if Sky can make a dent in them with some cleaver marketing and product reshape then Sky will have acheived what they set out to do,
      i cant see Sky buying any other small ISP, Sky's only target now is NTL.
      It would be interesting to see how many of the connect users who have been offered the 5 deal, and hence will have their exchanges upgraded by the summer, live in an NTL/Telewest enabled area. I do and I know quite a few people at work who live in Blackpool, which has a heavy NTL prescence have been emailed this deal. This would seem to support SatDish's theory.
      If they did aquire NTL I presume that this would save them a fortune in installation costs as they could just broadcast over the NTL network ?
      I had NTL briefly when it first came to Preston and could receive all the Sky packages, at a small premium, via their network which I believe is fibreoptic based.
      dave

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      Re: Sky enabled exchanges

      I think Satdish called NTL a target in the context of a competitor, not someone Sky would buy - even if they could afford NTL (and Branson was willing to sell) Ofcom/the monopolies authority would never allow the two to merge - the merger between NTL and Telewest was only just permitted after all.

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      Re: Sky enabled exchanges

      Quote Originally Posted by skalpel View Post
      I think Satdish called NTL a target in the context of a competitor, not someone Sky would buy - even if they could afford NTL (and Branson was willing to sell) Ofcom/the monopolies authority would never allow the two to merge - the merger between NTL and Telewest was only just permitted after all.
      Yeah - good point, given that i still think it makes sense for Sky to concentrate rolling out their ADSL2 service in NTL areas.
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      Re: Sky enabled exchanges

      Sky's only target now is NTL.
      My understanding of Satdish's comment is that he mean't Sky want NTL's customers not the business itself.

      I would also like to say that NTL and BT visitors IP addresses to this site outnumber any other ISP at a ration of 3 to 1.

      That could be interpreted as they are interested in what Sky has to offer, or they just randomly found us on the internet. You decide.


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      Re: Sky enabled exchanges

      Quote Originally Posted by NewsreadeR View Post
      I would also like to say that NTL and BT visitors IP addresses to this site outnumber any other ISP at a ration of 3 to 1.
      Could also mean that a lot of people look at this site from work!

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      Re: Sky enabled exchanges

      Well thats very naughty of them - although we welcome everyone


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      Re: Sky enabled exchanges

      Quote Originally Posted by NewsreadeR View Post
      Well thats very naughty of them - although we welcome everyone
      only at lunchtime - lol

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      Re: Sky enabled exchanges

      Quote Originally Posted by NewsreadeR View Post
      My understanding of Satdish's comment is that he mean't Sky want NTL's customers not the business itself.
      this is why I suggested it would be interesting to see whether skys planned rollout of adsl2 is aimed at areas that alresdy have an NTL prescence?

      cheers dave

     

     
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