Here is a thought on how an acqusition of Pipex might help BT to broaden its position in the consumer quad play
I have just been watching an interview with Steve Beynon the MD of NTL Telewest Business on www.telecomtv.com where he was discussing the strengths of the NTL network and how the wide national coverage and its performance capability comes from the fact that the network was built to facilitate the predicted high demand for streaming HD TV, and the decision by Virgin Media to allow them to continue on building and managing the networks and serving the business community.
Then it struck me that a few days ago I had been reading similar comments from David Rowe the founder of EasyNet, acquired by BSkyB to allow them to extend their media reach onto the net.
Whilst these two feuding media giants appear a million miles apart in style it is curious how similar their ISP businesses are in structure.
Both owned by global media brands, both working towards triple/quad play, both being extremely savvy about how they position their product offerings for consumer and business.
They have both chosen to run their home-user broadband business' with consumer friendly 'media' brands, Virgin and BSkyB, and the have also chosen to manage the both have highly successful
For business and for the construction of a national network infrastructure they have NTL Telewest and EasyNet, both long established business Internet service providers
NTL Telewest Brand to continue - is this a trend?