Although the kind of 1Gbit/s broadband service that is [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry3250.html"]a reality in Japan[/URL] remains but a pipe dream for most people, the Brits can look forward to super-fast 60Mbit/s broadband real soon now. National telecoms carrier BT has announced that it will be installing upgrades to no less than 29 telephone exchanges as part of a fibre to the cabinet overhaul during the course of the year. To put that into some kind of context, broadband running at 60 megabits per second across your telephone line is around 8 times as fast as the absolute maximum BT can provide today. …

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Following the [URL="http://www.btplc.com/News/Articles/Showarticle.cfm?ArticleID=27494718-77f6-4cd9-976f-ecc9c13f7559"]publication[/URL] of the second quarter and half year results to September 30, 2008 it seems that BT is to slash some 10,000 jobs before March next year. That is equivalent to some 6 percent of it's global workforce, and I understand that most are likely to be found in the shape of contractors and temporary workers along with offshore workers. 4000 staff have already been axed, which leaves plenty of others wondering they will make up the remaining 6000. BT Chief Executive, Ian Livingston, admitted that profits in BT Global Services "are simply not good enough and we …

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