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    Virgin Media slides fat 10Gbps pipes into Murdoch's BSkyB

    This is a discussion on Virgin Media slides fat 10Gbps pipes into Murdoch's BSkyB within the General Computing and Internet forums, part of the Community channel category; Virgin Media slides fat 10Gbps pipes into Murdoch's BSkyB ? The Register The business wing of Virgin Media has revealed ...

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      Virgin Media slides fat 10Gbps pipes into Murdoch's BSkyB

      Virgin Media slides fat 10Gbps pipes into Murdoch's BSkyB ? The Register

      The business wing of Virgin Media has revealed more details about a 49m deal to beef up BSkyB's broadband network.
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      Re: Virgin Media slides fat 10Gbps pipes into Murdoch's BSkyB

      Looks interesting.

      I suspect that a lot of VM customers will be peeved though. They'll be asking why their backhaul is being sold off when they are experiencing such congestion issues of their own.

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      Re: Virgin Media slides fat 10Gbps pipes into Murdoch's BSkyB

      I think this is Sky & VM getting worried of BT as BT seem to be getting much better at this fibre Internet thing Glad I'm not a VM BB or Sky BB Customer any more
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      Re: Virgin Media slides fat 10Gbps pipes into Murdoch's BSkyB

      Perhaps it is a first step towards Sky using VM's network to supply a new fast broadband product?

      Seriously though, Sky may have the occasional problem with their backhaul becoming crowded, but they have always managed to get it resolved by further increasing the capacity where required.

      Just waiting for the day when Sky start to reduce their pricing for their existing Fibre products now.

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      Re: Virgin Media slides fat 10Gbps pipes into Murdoch's BSkyB

      Is this a possibility that sky and virgin could join forces its looking more likely though, I doubt it but you never know.

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      Re: Virgin Media slides fat 10Gbps pipes into Murdoch's BSkyB

      There is certainly a lot less animosity between the two firms now than there was following Virgin's refusal to pay the price Sky was asking to allow re-broadcasting of Sky One on their cable network.

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      Re: Virgin Media slides fat 10Gbps pipes into Murdoch's BSkyB

      Virgin Media do provide at lot of fibre backhaul for other companies as well.

      EE and Three UK now use Virign Media for a lot of thier backhaul, connecting mobile masts etc.

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      Re: Virgin Media slides fat 10Gbps pipes into Murdoch's BSkyB

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      Just waiting for the day when Sky start to reduce their pricing for their existing Fibre products now.
      Yes indeed, especially when considering that you can have a Three mobile with tethering and unlimited data for nearly the same money as Sky line rental + Unlimited and you get a smartphone thrown in as well, I'm seriously tempted to jump ship right now.

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      Re: Virgin Media slides fat 10Gbps pipes into Murdoch's BSkyB

      People seem to be getting confused here. The fibre that runs backhaul is not the same fibre that connects local cabs up etc for residential fibre broadband.

      Virgin Media have a network of 'dark' fibre all over the UK, along with BT and a few others (including areas where residential Virgin Media and BTo fibre broadband isn't installed).

     

     

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