Broadband provider Bulldog has set up a new division to address the needs of small businesses as it rolls out new services designed for the sector.
The Cable & Wireless subsidiary uses local loop unbundling (LLU) and its own equipment in BT’s exchanges to offer more tailored services to businesses.
Bulldog said the new Bulldog Business division targeting small businesses will offer new broadband and voice over IP services in the first instance.
The first new services will be available next year, to be followed by others during 2006.
The number of unbundled lines in the UK phone infrastructure is still tiny, although recent industry estimates say around 5,000 lines are being unbundled every month.
Much of this LLU activity is down to Bulldog. Industry regulator Ofcom recently ordered BT to reduce LLU costs to companies like Bulldog for granting access to its infrastructure, to allow them to offer alternative services to users.
Bulldog faced severe customer service criticism earlier this year but the telco said it had overcome its problems.