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    Are Sky ADSL2 or ADSL2+

    This is a discussion on Are Sky ADSL2 or ADSL2+ within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; in other words, is 16mb downstream (ADSL2) the best we are going to get, or can we look forward to ...

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      Question Are Sky ADSL2 or ADSL2+

      in other words, is 16mb downstream (ADSL2) the best we are going to get, or can we look forward to 24mb downstream (ADSL2+) and a possibility of annex M (upto 3.5mb/sec) on the upstream.

      Its never occurred to me until it was mentioned at work today


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      Re: Are Sky ADSL2 or ADSL2+

      You're a bit mixed up.

      ADSL2 goes to a theoretical 12meg - Sky don't routinely use it. ADSL2+ goes to a theoretical 24meg - Sky use this (if the line condition is suitable) for their Sky Max product but cap it to 16meg. Sky don't currently offer Annex m (3.5meg is very theoretical) and I've heard of no plans for this to change or indeed for them to uncap their Max product.
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      Re: Are Sky ADSL2 or ADSL2+

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      ADSL2 goes to a theoretical 12meg - Sky don't routinely use it. ADSL2+ goes to a theoretical 24meg - Sky use this (if the line condition is suitable) for their Sky Max product but cap it to 16meg.
      thanks dude, i just went and wikid the adsl2 standard and i noticed the person i was talking to had thier facts confused.

      any ideas why sky cap it to 16mb? and will we ever get meatier upload speeds

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      Re: Are Sky ADSL2 or ADSL2+

      Quote Originally Posted by blondejon View Post
      any ideas why sky cap it to 16mb? and will we ever get meatier upload speeds
      Probably for reliability reasons, very few lines are capable of supporting 16meg, never mind 24. Its possible that sky may offer higher upload, and download speeds in the future - who knows but sky themselves. They probably decided when deciding to launch a broadband service that 16 meg up and .75 down were realistic figures for the few lines capable of achieving it.
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      Re: Are Sky ADSL2 or ADSL2+

      Sky don't currently offer Annex m (3.5meg is very theoretical)
      afaik Sky's network would support this, so if it is built in, then in future we possibly could see higher speeds offered, for those whose lines could support it.

      I reckon the No FUP or restrictions on Max, is purely to combat Virgin Media's alleged 50mb network, as well as the BPI announcement. This would lead to users self policing themselves, in fear of being caught by the BPI. Granted, those who wish to download Linux Distros for life, 24 hours a day, would not take any notice of the BPI announcement anyway.

      Also, I am often told that Sky have more backhaul in certain exchanges, then VM have on their core network. So I would say, 'never say never'




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      Re: Are Sky ADSL2 or ADSL2+

      it all sounds very promising doesnt it. The main reason I asked is that my line is very capable of taking as much as they can throw at it

      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 16379 kbps 776 kbps
      Line Attenuation 18 db 4.5 db
      Noise Margin 14 db 8 db

      and im aware of other isps offering 24mb if you can get it, more will begin to offer it as more exchanges are enabled for the technology

     

     

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