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    This is a discussion on Sky will be looking to run trials of fibre-optic broadband within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; I assume that it is not being built by sagem. Although saying that the Openreach VDSL2 modem has been beset ...

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      Re: Sky will be looking to run trials of fibre-optic broadband

      I assume that it is not being built by sagem.

      Although saying that the Openreach VDSL2 modem has been beset with problems, first the plug now it's overheating with a quoted 80% failure rate.

      Why do companies time and again keep on going to the cowboys who can bang em out for next to nothing?

      You'd thought they would have learnt by now......

      Personally I am looking at the Draytek VDSL2 modem/router which does away with the rubbish and has it back into a single unit again.
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      Re: Sky will be looking to run trials of fibre-optic broadband

      There is no word on the manufacturer of the new wireless N router, but I have a feeling it is Sagem. It looks the same as the current Sagemcom model.

      Interestingly, Sky fibre trialists are being given a Netgear Rangemax N router along with the Openreach VDSL modem.

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      Re: Sky will be looking to run trials of fibre-optic broadband

      Is there any point in upgrading to one of these new routers unless we intend to use FTTC?

      And I'm assuming when Sky do launch FTTC they will be charging an additional monthly fee well over and above the current fee.

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      Re: Sky will be looking to run trials of fibre-optic broadband

      Quote Originally Posted by Undecided Adrian View Post
      Personally I am looking at the Draytek VDSL2 modem/router which does away with the rubbish and has it back into a single unit again.
      Ideally yes, but I am pretty sure it's going to blow a hole in the wallet. Especially the ADSL + VDSL version.

      Quote Originally Posted by buddbuttocks View Post
      There is no word on the manufacturer of the new wireless N router, but I have a feeling it is Sagem. It looks the same as the current Sagemcom model.
      I hope not. But you never know. The routers could have been finalised and gone into production way before the 2304n started falling apart.

      Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy View Post
      And I'm assuming when Sky do launch FTTC they will be charging an additional monthly fee well over and above the current fee.
      They are not going to sell it for 7.50 now are they.

      I think it would have at least two versions just like every ISP selling FTTC at the moment does.

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      Re: Sky will be looking to run trials of fibre-optic broadband

      For those that can recall, there was a link posted on this forum to the WiFi approval site. In it is listed a router approved for Sky called the Sagem 2540N.

      Edit: sorry I meant the Sagem 2504N
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      Re: Sky will be looking to run trials of fibre-optic broadband

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      For those that can recall, there was a link posted on this forum to the WiFi approval site. In it is listed a router approved for Sky called the Sagem 2540N.
      Although that was already being supplied back last summer according to:
      SKY Router with New provider - MoneySavingExpert.com Forums

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      Re: Sky will be looking to run trials of fibre-optic broadband

      Quote Originally Posted by Meteosat View Post
      Although that was already being supplied back last summer according to:
      SKY Router with New provider - MoneySavingExpert.com Forums

      Cheers
      Sorry, typo. It should be the Sagem 2504N.

      Please see this thread:

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      Re: Sky will be looking to run trials of fibre-optic broadband

      Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy View Post
      And I'm assuming when Sky do launch FTTC they will be charging an additional monthly fee well over and above the current fee.
      Yep.

      And the v3 router is the Sagem 2504N.

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      Re: Sky will be looking to run trials of fibre-optic broadband

      Quote Originally Posted by Exdee View Post
      Ideally yes, but I am pretty sure it's going to blow a hole in the wallet. Especially the ADSL + VDSL version.
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      Actually Billion launched a "no frills" VDSL2 router/modem for aound 80, no gigabyte but it does have a EWAN port like the 7800N so you can run it with or without the OR router.

      The Drayteks have fallen in price and are only slightly more expensive than the 7800n.

      The Fritzboxes are very expensive still at 250 and they still haven't got it sorted so you can set the VLAN from the web interface to make it work with Infinity.

      Currently you still have to manually change the config file but apparently there is a new firmware on the way but they do need to drop their prices.

      So I reckon in a year or so when the basic modem/router prices drop to 50 or so we may see the start of these being used by ISP's.
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      Re: Sky will be looking to run trials of fibre-optic broadband

      Quote Originally Posted by Exdee View Post
      They are not going to sell it for 7.50 now are they.
      No need to be snarky ... I wasn't expecting them to do anything less, considering the current price BT is charging.

      I just assumed/was asking if it was the case that (a) there was no need for this new router unless we also went for the FTTC/P option, and (b) if/when Sky do offer the FTTC/P the router would be part of the startup package (albeit possibly with a one off fee in addition to the (higher) monthly subscription).

     

     

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