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    Vectoring and cheaper installs on way for FTTC in 2013

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      Vectoring and cheaper installs on way for FTTC in 2013

      thinkbroadband :: Vectoring and cheaper installs on way for FTTC in 2013
      The signs are that BT Wholesale is starting to gear up to launch a self-install FTTC product, which follows on from their supplier Openreach running their own trial open to all other major providers like Sky and TalkTalk.

      The pricing from Openreach suggests that the cost of activating a FTTC service may drop, possibly into the 40 area, but given that many of the large providers almost always have an offer on installs this will make little difference to consumer cost. We suspect it may help to encourage more 12 month minimum term contracts, rather than the very common 18 month or two year ones that FTTC can attract at the retail level.

      FTTC when it was launched had a maximum connection speed of 40 Mbps and this was then doubled to 80 Mbps as the frequency allocations increased for the service. The next big boost got a big nudge when Mike Galvin talked about Vectoring as launching in 2013 in the UK when discussing the state of play of the BT fibre roll-outs. Vectoring has the potential to boost speeds to over the 100 Mbps mark, with some manufactures suggesting that 100 Mbps is feasible for lines as long as 400m to 500m.

      If Openreach can get 10% of customers lines running at 120 Mbps or faster which is possible these days on VDSL2, then Virgin Media will lose its major advertising element of the fastest widely available broadband in the UK.

      There is an interesting discussion on pushing FTTC speeds past 80 Mbps in our fibre broadband forumsection. What we find interesting is where people are electing already to experiment with their own VDSL2 modems, that finding good compatible hardware is not that easy, suggesting perhaps that the UK may not be so behind the times as some would have us believe.


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      Re: Vectoring and cheaper installs on way for FTTC in 2013

      Scubbie, there are a couple of interesting points about self-install & vectoring in this thread:
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      Re: Vectoring and cheaper installs on way for FTTC in 2013

      Thanks speedyrite.

      Personally I am not convinced that self installation is a good idea for the majority of people.

      I know that there are a lot of people out there who now may know what they are doing, but there are even more who think that they know what to do but will make a hatchet job of it.
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