BT Wholesale and Sharedband bond to offer enhanced bandwidth

December 6, 2007

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IPSWICH, U.K. -- UK technology start up Sharedband, today announced the completion of a reseller agreement with BT Wholesale to distribute its new aggregation software suite, of the same name, enabling internet service providers (ISPs) to offer significantly faster broadband.

Sharedband's patented technology is designed to improve the performance of broadband connections* by enabling the adding together of two or more standard broadband lines. It is a fully scalable service that delivers up to four times the speed for uploads as well as downloads. By providing real bandwidth aggregation at the IP layer, individual IP packets are sent through internet connections and shared over the customers multiple connections using a router. This makes deployment seamless, fast and cost effective.

With almost two-thirds of UK SME’s and more than half of UK homes connected to broadband, Sharedband enables ISPs to offer an incremental solution using existing broadband services and readily available commodity hardware. It creates a new opportunity to increase average revenue per user, boost profits and accelerate growth. Continuing to operate if a line is lost, as long as one connection is maintained, Sharedband also offers users an extra degree of resilience.

Paul Evans CEO Sharedband commented that "Using Sharedband means that two 2mbps lines will perform as one connection of up to 4mbps, four 2mbps lines will deliver up to 8mbps and so on. Crucially the upload speeds will also be transformed. Working with BT will provide us with tremendous market awareness and scalability to meet the expected demand fuelled by new on-line applications, especially where upstream bandwidth is needed".

BT Group plc (NYSE: BT; London: BTA)

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