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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 ram11 Sky Broadband in UK first with 100 Gigabit optical network Sky Broadband in UK first with ...

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

      Quote Originally Posted by ram11 View Post
      Sky Broadband in UK first with 100 Gigabit optical network

      Sky Broadband in UK first with 100 Gigabit optical network - PC Advisor
      Ah well - just 16 months left of BT Fibre product to go ;-)



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

      yea that's for there network end not consumers end

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

      Quote Originally Posted by deadman1984 View Post
      yea that's for there network end not consumers end
      Perhaps I'm reading it wrong then ...

      BSkyB has launched a 100 Gigabit optical network for Sky Broadband customers, the first optical network to hit that speed in the UK.
      The network is aimed at allowing customers to rapidly download large files, including high definition videos.

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

      Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy View Post
      Perhaps I'm reading it wrong then ...
      It's just referring to the core network though, not that they're going to be launching a fibre product for consumers to use.
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      Re: Sky will be looking to run trials of fibre-optic broadband

      Surely it suggest that though .. how else are we going to take advantage in order to "rapidly download large files"?

      Or do we have to assume they're only referring to those people lucky enough to already have a decent download speed?

      Alternatively .. perhaps they have some way of improving our current speeds on copper?

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

      This story was cross-posted to this forum last week from another source. That story made it a lot clearer that it was for the backhaul which had been upgraded.

      If you want to re-read the story which you have posted, here is another couple of quotes from it:

      The system was deployed on BSkyB's existing optical network, and the company said this enabled it to have "a relatively simple, quick and cost effective in-service network upgrade".

      ...

      "We can do this because of the investment we make in our state-of-the-art, all-fibre core trunk network", he said.

      Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro: Connected at 80,000 kbps / 20,000 kbps
      Previous ADSL2+ Speed 19999 kbps 1153 kbps, Line Attenuation 17.5 db 6.9 db, Noise Margin 7.5 dB 8.7 dB
      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

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

      Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy View Post
      Surely it suggest that though .. how else are we going to take advantage in order to "rapidly download large files"?

      Or do we have to assume they're only referring to those people lucky enough to already have a decent download speed?

      Alternatively .. perhaps they have some way of improving our current speeds on copper?
      There's definitely more to it than just allowing the people with high speeds now to get more consistent speeds, but I doubt we'll find anything out until they've announced their most recent trading results.
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      Re: Sky will be looking to run trials of fibre-optic broadband

      Quote Originally Posted by Shonk View Post
      ofcourse its enough for a VDSL2 rollout
      all other providers in the uk are still on 10 gig backhaul or less

      take virginmedia for example theyr network is creakng at the seams

      sky had alot more backhaul than virgin before the upgrade
      nevermind after

      im quite happy with my FTTN link from sky
      if they had any sense they would swapout the dslam's for vdsl2 capable ones
      then people like myself would be able to get around 60mbit
      My experience is my Sky 7.5MB/s adsl is as quick/quicker in real day to day use than the Virgin 20MB/s broadband which is packet inspected and throttled to death so speednet's test packets go through a treat but anything *I* want is subject to delays and cancellations.

      As is noted the backhaul is really important and I tried Sky to see how it performed and I'm now ditching Virgin completely- the headline numbers make the marketeers have a wet dream but end-users are not well served.

      I'd pay a premium for a proper unlimited, unthrottled, service (as I did when the original Telewest cable service came out - moving from my BT adsl to 10MB/s cable was night and day) but the Virgin offering probably makes people think these higher speeds offer nothing extra!

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

      just seen this on official sky broadband ordering forum, dated 19/1/12 at 2:43pm by solarus.... Just got off the phone today with the Sales teams from Sky and they are now saying that their systems are starting to show FTTC options but as yet they are unable to select them. They are also saying that the trials are definatley underway.
      Last edited by gymno; 19-01-12 at 05:43 PM.

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

      lets hope it starts some time cause i want fibre and i want it now baby heheh

     

     

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