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    Sky trials FTTH with TalkTalk

    This is a discussion on Sky trials FTTH with TalkTalk within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Whats all this about then? TalkTalk have also been looking at fibre, with the availability checker launched for their "Fibre ...

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      Sky trials FTTH with TalkTalk

      Whats all this about then?

      TalkTalk have also been looking at fibre, with the availability checker launched for their "Fibre Optic Boost" allowing people to increase speeds to up to 40meg through the user of BT Openreach's fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) network. They have also interestingly joined forces with BSkyB in a research and development project into fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) and as part of this will roll out a small FTTH network in North-West London of around 3,600 homes. The aim is to gain knowledge about how this will be used and how much it could cost to deliver, which will allow the company to input constructively towards Openreach's fibre programme.
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      Re: Sky trials FTTH with TalkTalk

      Looks like it might be the South Harrow exchange Sky fibre optic.

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      Re: Sky trials FTTH with TalkTalk

      given that plusnet has said that their stage 1 FTTC trials saw users increase their usage by 40% how much extra bandwidth could people use with FTTH?

      Sky has seen some contention problems with the LLU product recently, they would need to have plenty of bandwidth avaliable if they saw an even bigger jump in consumption with FTTH.

      The last thing any ISP needs is to get onboard with any fibre product and suddenly get a bad reputation due to jumping in without understanding the product.
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      Re: Sky trials FTTH with TalkTalk

      Quote Originally Posted by Undecided Adrian View Post
      given that plusnet has said that their stage 1 FTTC trials saw users increase their usage by 40% how much extra bandwidth could people use with FTTH?
      This is a known figure, based upon a different set of products to start with.

      Sky are already struggling badly with sky Connect. I seriously hope that they are looking at the bandwidth issues there and the LLU issues in order to help predict what might happen on FTTC.

      You are right to state that if they get it wrong, then they would end up with a tragically bad reputation.

      Increasing the available bandwidth is something that all ISPs need to do. Sky is not exception to this. People are getting more savvy with the on-line content. Various providers are streaming more and more video content.

      BBC iPlayer only went live on 25th December 2007. It is now receiving an average of 3.5m downloads per day ( Record-breaking month for BBC iPlayer ).

      I dread to think how many petabytes that equates to, especially when you realise that iPlayer is just one of many now available.

      Ultimately it is possible to predict the rise in bandwidth. Sky has a complete database with names & addresses of all it's clients. It can measure the usage going through it's servers and it can compare this to other providers. It is also running several trials around the country.

      One of the issues will be usage statistics. These can then be compared to previous figures.

      Any way, that's enough for tonight, I hope you get the picture.

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