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

    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; Originally Posted by James_Mitchell I personally believe over the next few years, mobile broadband will over-take fixed line broadband in ...

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

      Quote Originally Posted by James_Mitchell View Post
      I personally believe over the next few years, mobile broadband will over-take fixed line broadband in the UK.

      Mobile broadband seems to be evolving much faster than fixed line broadband. LTE offering download speeds in excess of 100Mb is not that far away. O2 announced the other day plans for the biggest LTE trail to date (25 mast LTE trial in London next year)

      A lot of the infrastructure is already in place for mobile broadband (masts etc are already in place). It's much cheaper just adding new kit to existing masts than having to dig up roads and install cabinets etc. etc.
      I think this will be the case too. If it wasn't for awful pricing and usage allowances I'd actually prefer using it over my terrible broadband connection (2 meg vs 5 meg on a decent 3G signal).

      There is also talk of putting wifi hotspots in fibre street cabinets.


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

      Quote Originally Posted by buddbuttocks View Post
      I think this will be the case too. If it wasn't for awful pricing and usage allowances I'd actually prefer using it over my terrible broadband connection (2 meg vs 5 meg on a decent 3G signal).
      There are many routers available already that support a 3G dongle. 7Mb is not an unreasonable connection speed with a good connection.

      Quote Originally Posted by buddbuttocks View Post
      There is also talk of putting wifi hotspots in fibre street cabinets.
      This would not work. The radio interference would mess up everyone's telephone connections and any broadband connections if the mast is too close.

      Certainly you can locate more 4G hotspots on existing towers and also build more towers to close any existing not-spots.

      Unfortunately everything costs more money.

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

      this thread was started nearly 2 years ago

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

      Quote Originally Posted by preetkk View Post
      this thread was started nearly 2 years ago
      ...and in the mean time Sky has lost a lot of customer to BT Infinity and other ISPs who have embraced FTTC & FTTP.

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

      People living in London can find out when there cab will be installed (if it's due any time soon) using the London Roadworks website. This is what it said about mine:

      Status: Works Proposed
      Works owner: British Telecommunications plc
      Start date: 14/11/2011
      End date: 25/11/2011
      Description: Install 2m of 1 way power duct in Footway,Install 2m of 2 poly ducts in Footway,Install 7m of 2 poly ducts in Footway,Performing an 1excavation to expose existing power cable in Footway,Provide 1 Cabinet and base (NGA cabinets 1.5m x 0.5m)

      Just been out for a walk and found it in place already.


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

      yea simalar to my box except my box is smaller. o2 i think it was wanted to install a mast tower up darras hall but the pocksey neighbours didnt want a bardge of it ****nig snoby pricks in my area

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

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      ...and in the mean time Sky has lost a lot of customer to BT Infinity and other ISPs who have embraced FTTC & FTTP.
      Amen to that sister
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      Re: Sky will be looking to run trials of fibre-optic broadband

      Quote Originally Posted by James_Mitchell View Post
      I personally believe over the next few years, mobile broadband will over-take fixed line broadband in the UK.

      Mobile broadband seems to be evolving much faster than fixed line broadband. LTE offering download speeds in excess of 100Mb is not that far away. O2 announced the other day plans for the biggest LTE trail to date (25 mast LTE trial in London next year)

      A lot of the infrastructure is already in place for mobile broadband (masts etc are already in place). It's much cheaper just adding new kit to existing masts than having to dig up roads and install cabinets etc. etc.
      Speed is one thing, download limits are another. With most mobile broadband only offering a couple of GB's per month at best I can't see it replacing landline BB anytime soon. Coverage is another, unless I stand next to the window I can't get any reception at all in my place.

      Quote Originally Posted by Exdee View Post
      People living in London can find out when there cab will be installed (if it's due any time soon) using the London Roadworks website. This is what it said about mine:

      Status: Works Proposed
      Works owner: British Telecommunications plc
      Start date: 14/11/2011
      End date: 25/11/2011
      Description: Install 2m of 1 way power duct in Footway,Install 2m of 2 poly ducts in Footway,Install 7m of 2 poly ducts in Footway,Performing an 1excavation to expose existing power cable in Footway,Provide 1 Cabinet and base (NGA cabinets 1.5m x 0.5m)

      Just been out for a walk and found it in place already.
      There simply aren't any of those around here at all I think we're all connected directly to the exchange which is only a few streets away. I'm not sure how BT's proposed fibre upgrade to the exchange in 2012 is going to work out TBH...

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

      Quote Originally Posted by preetkk View Post
      this thread was started nearly 2 years ago
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      Re: Sky will be looking to run trials of fibre-optic broadband

      I'm not sure how BT's proposed fibre upgrade to the exchange in 2012 is going to work out TBH...
      It was pointed out sometime ago, when the FTTC was first started, that those who are connected direct to the exchange are likely to be the last to be upgraded. The upside is that when it is done, it is likely to be FTTHome and not the lower quality FTTC.

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