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Sky claims it can handle new broadband traffic

Sky, the company that recently bought up the telecoms company that owned both O2 and Be Broadband’s technology and customers, has suggested that despite the influx of new users, it will be more than capable of handling it.

However, network issues have already begun to appear. Sky’s response is that it is moving “quickly” to counter them.

“On the rare occasions where temporary congestion issues have arisen in specific exchanges,” a Sky spokesperson told CNET UK, “Sky has moved quickly to upgrade them with extra capacity.”

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It’s not known what changes will take place to the services, if any, though it seems likely that some of the more niche offerings, like static IPs and line bonding – that Be Broadband offered customers – may not continue in the future.

Considering Sky’s drive for fibre broadband recently, it may well begin pushing its fibre offerings on customers of both O2 and Be Broadband. It has already begun talking about it in reference to the takeover, promising unlimited downloads and no traffic management plans.

KitGuru Says: Seems a bit of a shame that these more niche broadband offerings were scooped up by Sky – a company that many people aren’t happy to do business with.

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