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    O2 FAQ Regarding Announcement

    This is a discussion on O2 FAQ Regarding Announcement within the O2 / Be Customer Information forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Any news on whether this will affect O2 business customers? I'm slightly worried, as we have O2 telephone lines, but ...

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      Re: O2 FAQ Regarding Announcement

      Any news on whether this will affect O2 business customers?

      I'm slightly worried, as we have O2 telephone lines, but broadband on those lines is from another supplier. Furthermore, our local Exchange doesn't have any of Sky's LLU equipment in it.


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      Re: O2 FAQ Regarding Announcement

      Assuming your profile is correct, according to SamKnows - Broadband Availability - Heysham (LCHEY) Exchange does have Sky LLU equipment. If not please check whether your exchange has LLU equipment from BE/O2 as I would expect Sky to inherit it when the takeover completes.

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      Re: O2 FAQ Regarding Announcement

      Have you moved and not updated your profile?

      According to SamKnows the exchange in your profile does have sky's kit now.

      SamKnows - Broadband Availability - Heysham (LCHEY) Exchange

      Another thing I looked there is that Fibre isn't due to arrive until next year at the earliest.

      Edit: seawright got there first

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      Re: O2 FAQ Regarding Announcement

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      O2 doesn't use Usernames & passwords on their routers.

      Or at least if you use your own router you can use some generic details.
      If I remember rightly.

      Dynamic Customers:

      VPI 0
      VCI 101
      Encapsulation LLC Based
      RFC 1483/2684 (MER)
      Get IP automatically (DHCP)

      Static customers: (Legacy network)
      VPI 0
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      Encapsulation LLC based
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      Manually enter static IP details as provided by O2/BE

      Static customers (New network)
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      Get IP automatically (DHCP)

      Main differences between the networks are BE/O2 don't use authentication, they use LLC based encapsulation instead of Vc-mux and use difference VCI's

      If Sky added the o2/BE VCI's to their ISAM's/network there's no reason they couldn't use have difference authentication requirements to the existing Sky service.

      I'd imagine they will add 101/102 with settings to match O2's as it's got to be a lot easier than replacing 500k routers.

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      Re: O2 FAQ Regarding Announcement

      Sorry, didn't explain very well. My home exchange has LLU equipment, but the exchange close to my workplace doesn't.

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      Re: O2 FAQ Regarding Announcement

      Quote Originally Posted by WheelNutWalter View Post
      Sorry, didn't explain very well. My home exchange has LLU equipment, but the exchange close to my workplace doesn't.
      As we don't know which exchange your workplace is connected to it would perhaps be best if you checked SamKnows - Telephone Exchange Search to see which providers have LLU equipment in that exchange.

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      Re: O2 FAQ Regarding Announcement

      Thinking back on this, it is possible that Sky would not take business customers, since they are only interested in consumer based products. EasyNet would be the business which share's Sky's LLU kit.

      All the discussions thus far on this forum have been directed at Consumers.

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      Re: O2 FAQ Regarding Announcement

      so when i am transferee to skys control can i change to sky fibre broadband

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      Re: O2 FAQ Regarding Announcement

      Obviously the actual details have not yet been made public, but since O2 & Be do not offer a Fibre product, you are more likely to be moved across to Sky's network and lose any historical benefits that Sky may allow O2 & Be customers to keep.

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