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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; Sky have taken the lead in the Exchange race with the previous leader Bulldog now a whopping 110 exchanges behind ...

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      Sky enabled exchanges

      Sky have taken the lead in the Exchange race with the previous leader Bulldog now a whopping 110 exchanges behind Sky's 736.

      In just a few months Sky have rolled out more exchanges then anyone else and continues to invest in the roll out across the country, other ISP's can only sit back and watch as more and more customers move to Sky Broadband.

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      Re: Sky enabled exchanges

      This must be a frightening prospect for some of the small ISPs with thousands of people opting for SkyBroadband as a means of making things easier for them to manage and to save money in the process. This year might not be a very good year for some providers unless they sell out to one of the bigger players or they are thrown a life line by a company wanting to enter the internet arena. I wonder if Sky will start snapping up the smaller players or whether they will just undermine them and let them go to the wall.
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      Re: Sky enabled exchanges

      I dont think Sky will do that...

      Maybe wait for little ISPs to merge... and be taken over by bigger companies! And then Sky make a move to seal the deal?

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      Re: Sky enabled exchanges

      It wouldn't at all surprise me to see Sky make a bid for Bulldog.

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      Re: Sky enabled exchanges

      If Sky should make a bid - Make it for O2, Who have taken over Be* Another successful LLU operator!

      Meaning they can offer QuadPlay, TV - Home Phone - Mobile & Broadband!

      Just like what NTL:Telewest offer!

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      Re: Sky enabled exchanges

      I wonder if Sky will start snapping up the smaller players or whether they will just undermine them and let them go to the wall.
      Business is business, unless Sky had a valid interest in a particular ISP, I believe Sky would not care if they went to the walls.

      I know it sounds harsh, but Sky aint been handed their successful business on a plate, they have worked hard and invested into their business over the years.

      A lot of companies just take the profit and run and do not bother reinvesting, hence this will be their own downfall.

      The only worrying thing is the people that work for other ISP's and they could be made redundant. Thats who I feel sorry for, as well as the customers who are tied into the ISP and that ISP closes down.

      To put it bluntly, I bet Sky hope that a few more ISP's get out of running an ISP business, as they are about to change Broadband as we know it.


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      Re: Sky enabled exchanges

      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.
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      Re: Sky enabled exchanges

      Thats why they should take over a mobile provider or start one!

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      It wouldn't at all surprise me to see Sky make a bid for Bulldog.

      Bulldog have been taken over by PIPEX , if you think SKY as poor customer service then you should try Bulldog . Thsts the reason I moved to SKY in the first place.

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      Re: Sky enabled exchanges

      Quote Originally Posted by FGZ View Post
      It wouldn't at all surprise me to see Sky make a bid for Bulldog.

      Bulldog have been taken over by PIPEX , if you think SKY as poor customer service then you should try Bulldog . Thsts the reason I moved to SKY in the first place.
      Once Sky had Easynet they'd have never bid for Bulldog - they would gain nothing from it but a bunch of legacy customers, as both are in too similar a market. Sky aren't interested in being an ISP as such, they are interested in expanding the range of services they can offer to support the TV business - which is why you can't get Sky Broadband without Sky TV. I'd be interested to see how many customers Sky TV have picked up just for the broadband offering.

      It's cheaper to put new kit in all of the exchanges covered by Bulldog (and BE and AOL and the other LLU players for that matter) and not covered by Easynet than to buy Bulldog, it's a no-brainer for them.

     

     
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