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Tiscali UK will begin to migrate broadband punters in London onto its new unbundled platform from tomorrow. Those getting the local loop unbundling (LLU) treatment shouldn't notice much difference - not to start with anyhow.

For Tiscali, though, uncoupling itself from BT and providing broadband directly to consumers by installing its own kit in exchanges means increased financial margins and better control over the service it provides to end users. It also gives the ISP the flexibility to offer faster services and new products such as internet telephony (VoIP) and video on demand.

Tiscali won't say how many punters it intends to migrate initially but revealed that 27 BT exchanges in London were part of this trial.

If this proves successful, Tiscali has ambitious plans to install its kit in a further 200 exchanges by the end of the year with an eye on 600 exchanges by 2006/7.

News of Tiscali's LLU plans were revealed on the same day to announced that it has chosen Huawei Technologies to supply the kit needed roll out LLU in the UK. The Huawei equipment - which is already supporting more than a million lines across Europe - is already being installed as part of Tiscali's initial LLU trial.

In April Tiscali announced that it planned is to plough €90m (£61m) into unbundled broadband services in the UK over the next three years as part of a renewed effort to secure a sizeable share of this ever-growing sector.

The ISP plans to cherry-pick the most lucrative exchanges in the UK to develop its "selective unbundled network".

At the time the ISP said: "The UK is an extremely attractive market, offering substantial growth opportunities which Tiscali plans to seize through significant investments, spending around €90 million over the next three years, on developing its selective unbundled network." ®

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