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    Sky in Gigabit trials in Hampshire

    This is a discussion on Sky in Gigabit trials in Hampshire within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; Originally Posted by Isitme So it is only going to benefit those who already have a very high speed. Those ...

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      Re: Sky in Gigabit trials in Hampshire

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      So it is only going to benefit those who already have a very high speed. Those on the periphery who have a poor speed will be no better off. Pity, its only going to increase the gap between the haves and have nots.
      I agree 100% as that BT for us all mate. Some winners, some losers. BT never a future proof on broadband technology!

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      With my attainable rate of 100984K is probably no chance of getting 120Mbps but maybe around 90Mbps down!Sky in Gigabit trials in Hampshire-openreach-modem-line-status.jpg


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      Re: Sky in Gigabit trials in Hampshire

      it's certainly about time sky are getting onto ftth or fttp whatever the correct term is, lets hope its a sign of better things to come from sky.

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      Re: Sky in Gigabit trials in Hampshire

      Both FTTP and FTTH are normally acceptable.

      H = Home
      P = Premises

      Since BTO supply Fibre for both domestic and commercial customers, their products should be considered FTTP. Sky's deal with City Fibre and TalkTalk also included businesses (TalkTalk will sell the business products) so technically it will be FTTP as well.

      At this time little is known about Sky's Fibre network in Basingstoke. Since Sky only sell to domestic customers, it would be FTTH, however there is nothing stopping Easynet joining Sky and they could sell to businesses. If this were to happen then once more it would be FTTP.

      Ok everyone, you can wake up now.
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      Re: Sky in Gigabit trials in Hampshire

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      Here's a question for you all...

      Would it be technically possible for Sky to place a WIFi AP on top of the telegraph poles that wouldn't interfere with the Fibre cables?

      Power could be generated by using solar panels, or fed alongside them.
      It would certainly be technically possible as the frequency of light carried in fibre optic cables is at least an order of magnitude higher then the highest wifi frequency plus significant harmonics so interference would not be a problem. Obtaining permission would be another matter altogether unless Sky can remove its dependence on Open Reach and install its own poles.

      A much easier way to extend Sky's Cloud would be to follow the path taken by BT who operate public APs from the broadband hubs they supply to their customers.

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      Re: Sky in Gigabit trials in Hampshire

      Certainly both solutions could be considered where FTTP has been installed along with Sky's trial. The first post in this thread shows that it is Sky who are installing their own telegraph pole.

      With an ADSL connection these days, you really do appreciate your bandwidth when the connection is slow. With FTTC connections, there might be some spare bandwidth with today's demand.

      Whilst FTTP is more expensive, most people are never going to currently push the connection to its limit if they were to have a 1Gbit connection. Perhaps with the right router a Cloud WiFi hotspot could be made available which would not impact their own performance.

      Making a public access point available though does need to be a choice.

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