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    BT Infinity 1 to now offer up to 52 Mbps download speeds

    This is a discussion on BT Infinity 1 to now offer up to 52 Mbps download speeds within the General Computing and Internet forums, part of the Community channel category; I wonder if Sky Fibre will emulate this move? thinkbroadband :: BT Infinity 1 to now offer up to 52 ...

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      BT Infinity 1 to now offer up to 52 Mbps download speeds

      I wonder if Sky Fibre will emulate this move?

      thinkbroadband :: BT Infinity 1 to now offer up to 52 Mbps download speeds

      The BT Infinity 1 service is changing, for new customers signing up the product will utilise the new 55/10 VDSL2 profile from Openreach. This means customers will potentially have up to 52 Mbps downloads and up to 9.5 Mbps upload speeds.

      Existing customers will be able to swap from their existing up to 38 Mbps service, but this will involve re-contracting and it should be pointed out that the up to 52 Mbps will only be worth upgrading to, if you are already seeing the maximum connection speed from the existing service.


      The new entry level speed point means that as people join or upgrade we should see the average speeds for BT FTTC services rise and in the advertising battle that can be all important. Another reason for the shift is that with the 52 Mbps service the product specification is more inline with the requirements of live streaming BT Sport in UltraHD - live UHD streaming is generally more demanding that pre-recorded material.

      "Our research has shown that it’s what you can actually do with your broadband that matters most to consumers. We want to give them a faster speed as standard so that everyone in a household can be online at the same time and still enjoy watching their favourite YouTube or HD content without buffering or bickering over whose turn it is.The new, faster BT Infinity 1 service is about giving consumers a premium broadband experience as standard, allowing them to enjoy all the digital world has to offer."
      David McDonald, director of broadband, TV and sport bundles, BT Consumer

      The 55/10 service is available to other providers on the same terms from Openreach, so if it does prove popular we can expect to see more providers switching their entry level service to this tier.

      The offers on the BT Infinity 1 service have just finished with their latest round of BT Reward Cards, so the Unlimited Infinity 1 service is £12.50/m + £17.99/m line rental for the 12 month contract period (price from month 13 is £25/m + £17.99/m line rental).
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      Re: BT Infinity 1 to now offer up to 52 Mbps download speeds

      Don't you just love how BT are marketing it?

      "Hey folks, we stuffed the competition. They're still selling that 40mb product, so here's our new faster one".

      Of course if your line only supports 25mb you'll still only get 25mb. Only now you'l have to pay a little more for it.

      It would be nice if Sky could introduce a new 55mb product too. For the present time though they've reduced the price of the "up to 38mb" produce for new customers.

      Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro: Connected at 80,000 kbps / 20,000 kbps
      Previous ADSL2+ Speed 19999 kbps 1153 kbps, Line Attenuation 17.5 db 6.9 db, Noise Margin 7.5 dB 8.7 dB
      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

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      Re: BT Infinity 1 to now offer up to 52 Mbps download speeds

      Agreed. If Sky was to change the standard Sky Fibre to be up to 55Mbps, I'd probably downgrade from Sky Fibre Pro. D/L throughput was always over 38Mbps on standard Sky Fibre and runs at about 62Mbps on Pro. Luckily I've always had a £10 per month discount on Sky Fibre Pro, otherwise I might not have been so keen to "Go Pro" (as it were!)
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      Re: BT Infinity 1 to now offer up to 52 Mbps download speeds

      Now that BT Retail has opened the doors so that they can provide a 52mb product, BTO has announced that they'll also add support for another new product.

      I wonder how long it will be before BT Retail starts to sell it...



      BT Openreach Trial 18Mbps FTTC Broadband Speed for Slow ADSL Lines

      BT Openreach Trial 18Mbps FTTC Broadband Speed for Slow ADSL Lines - ISPreview UK
      Openreach (BT) has today launched a new low tier bandwidth product for their Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL) based “fibre broadband” services, which offers download speeds of up to 18Mbps (2Mbps uploads) for those stuck on slow speed ADSL lines.

      The new product option may seem odd, but Openreach sees it as a way to make FTTC packages more attractive to those who might wish for something faster than the old ‘up to’ 8-20Mbps ADSL / ADSL2+ products, but who would otherwise not be willing the pay the extra. Similarly it may eventually help to encourage the eventual replacement of ADSL services.

      At present Openreach’s entry-level 40Mbps (2Mbps upload) FTTC tier costs the equivalent of £6.90 +vat per month (this is just the raw wholesale rental and ISPs have to add extra costs, VAT and data usage etc.). But as a general rule most retail FTTC packages from ISPs of the 40Mbps speed tier will usually attract a c.£10 per month premium over ADSL options.

      However the new 18Mbps tier looks to shrink the gap between FTTC and ADSL prices and as such it will come with a “special offer” price of £48 +vat per annum, which works out as about £4 +vat per month for ISPs and that’s a big saving over the 40Mbps tier; albeit still reflecting notably slower download speeds (this puts it in the same sort of cost ballpark as an ADSL line).

      Openreach Statement

      This briefing contains more information on our trial and special offer for our new GEA FTTC 18/2 Mbps product for slow speed ADSL lines. This product will be available at a lower monthly price than the standard GEA service. We expect this will assist CPs in creating options to uplift customers who currently receive a poor ADSL experience. We will be launching the trial and special offer on 15 June [2016] and it will be available for six months on our standard GEA FTTC terms, conditions and prices subject to the changes we refer to below.

      Eligibility


      The special offer pricing will only be available for those end customers with slow lines that we can identify on eligible cabinets. We are expected to publish details of those initial cabinets and eligible lines on 15 April 2016. While we hold the right to modify cabinet eligibility lists, we do not expect to remove eligible cabinets once published and approved for special offer. The special offer is not available to SIM only provides.

      Duration


      The special offer will only be available for new orders we receive for slow lines during the six month special offer period, which will run from 15 June until 14 December 2016, inclusive.

      Service Level Agreements


      During the special offer period only repair and “delivered in a non-operational state” SLGs will apply.
      However the standard FTTC connection charges will continue to apply unless the customer can meet the requirements for bulk install by placing three or more orders on the same qualifying cabinet for the same day, at which point it would attract a charge of just £15.00 +vat per connection.

      Consumers who find they’re able to benefit from the new 18Mbps product have been told that the current pricing will remain in effect even after the special offer period expires, although Openreach could still change the pricing if it wanted. Apparently the minimum period of service for the special offer product will also be 9 months.

      At the time of writing no ISPs have confirmed that they will adopt the new tier, although it usually takes a few months before that happens (as per the new 55Mbps tier) and in any case the special offer period isn’t due to begin until 15th June 2016.

      Of course this won’t help much if both your ADSL and VDSL line speeds are both dreadfully slow, as does happen in a few areas.

     

     

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