Your forum username:
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up


    Welcome to Sky User - The Unofficial Support Forum for everything Sky! - Proudly helping over 65k members.


    Advertisement

    Results 1 to 3 of 3

    BT Boost Broadband Upload Speeds on its 1Gbps FTTP Trial in Bradford

    This is a discussion on BT Boost Broadband Upload Speeds on its 1Gbps FTTP Trial in Bradford within the General Computing and Internet forums, part of the Community channel category; BT Boost Broadband Upload Speeds on its 1Gbps FTTP Trial in Bradford - ISPreview UK Future subscribers taking part in ...

    1. #1
      Scubbie's Avatar
      Scubbie is offline Sky User Moderator
      Exchange: 02392
      Broadband ISP: Sky Fibre Unlimited
      Router: Sky Q Hub ER110
      Sky TV: Sky+HD box
      Join Date
      Mar 2010
      Location
      Near Portsmouth
      Posts
      28,202
      Thanks
      844
      Thanked 2,223 Times in 2,092 Posts

      BT Boost Broadband Upload Speeds on its 1Gbps FTTP Trial in Bradford

      BT Boost Broadband Upload Speeds on its 1Gbps FTTP Trial in Bradford - ISPreview UK
      Future subscribers taking part in Openreach’s (BT) new trial of 1000Mbps “ultrafast” Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP/H) broadband technology in Bradford (West Yorkshire, England) will now benefit from even faster upload speeds than originally expected (up to 220Mbps), as well as a free connection and rental.
      The Bradford trial aims to explore if the pure fibre optic technology “can be installed faster and more efficiently in business parks and high streets” (e.g. it will look at reducing the need for several engineers to cut and melt fibres together). As part of that it is being rolled out to serve businesses in the Kirkgate area, with business parks in Listerhills and Fieldhead also benefiting.

      The full network build completed during early May 2016 and since then Openreach has been busy seeking landlord permissions and conducting further systems testing prior to going live. A future Phase Two is also planned and this is expected to expand the network’s coverage, although Openreach has yet to confirm the locations.

      Happily we can finally report that the new trial is set to officially go live from 12th August 2016 and it will then run until 31st March 2017. During this period customers will be able to order one of three different product tiers.

      The Bradford Product Tiers

      • 330Mbps Download (30Mbps Upload)
      • 500Mbps Download (165Mbps Upload)
      • 1000Mbps Download (220Mbps Upload)


      Eagle eyed readers will notice that the final trial tiers have been given a boost to their upload speeds. Originally the 500Mbps product was only expected to deliver Internet uploads of 100Mbps and the 1000Mbps tier was similarly expected to offer 150Mbps, but both have now been given a sharp increase.

      No reason is given for the change, although it might be to help differentiate their “premium” pure fibre optic FTTP options from Openreach’s more domestic focused hybrid-fibre G.fast technology, which has slower speeds. Equally it could simply be down to the fact that Openreach found they could support those speeds and so that’s exactly what they’ve done.

      More good news also stems from the fact that each of these products will come with a FREE CONNECTION and on top of that both the 500Mbps and 1000Mbps options will surprisingly also benefit from FREE RENTAL, which may be partly because Openreach hasn’t yet decided how much to charge for them (if we had to guess, we’d say 500Mbps will end up costing around £50-70 +vat and 1000Mbps will be approx. £120-150 +vat per month).

      Sadly the 330Mbps option will continue to attract a standard £38 +vat per month rental, although this is the wholesale cost and ISPs will naturally charge more at retail because they have to add data allowances, service features, profit margins and various other costs on top.

      All of this is of course in keeping with Gavin Patterson‘s (BT Group CEO) commitment to “accelerate the deployment of fibre-to-the-premises significantly” (here) and they recently announced a plan to roll-out FTTP to 2 million UK premises by 2020 (around half of those will be businesses).

      However the trial in Bradford, which is being supported by ISPs like BT, AAISP, Zen Internet and others, does have some competition from Cityfibre, which alongside Exa Networks has launched its own 1000Mbps FTTP broadband network for businesses in the city (here). Not forgetting that Virgin Media are also expanding the reach of their DOCSIS and FTTP networks. It’s wonderful to see pure fibre optic infrastructure competition like this.


    2. Advertisement
    3. #2
      The Realist's Avatar
      The Realist is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange: Anything
      Broadband ISP: Sky Fibre 100GB Trial Gold X
      Router: Sky Q Hub Mk7 Trial Gold
      Sky TV: SkyQ/Motorised
      Join Date
      Mar 2007
      Location
      Behind You
      Posts
      1,049
      Thanks
      3
      Thanked 29 Times in 29 Posts

      Re: BT Boost Broadband Upload Speeds on its 1Gbps FTTP Trial in Bradford

      WoW aint BT great......................... not.

      Being push to sort their act out way behind the times and I have a feeling BT will be split from Openreach.
      Disclaimer: The views expressed here are my own and in no way represent the views or policies of my employer.


    4. #3
      Scubbie's Avatar
      Scubbie is offline Sky User Moderator
      Exchange: 02392
      Broadband ISP: Sky Fibre Unlimited
      Router: Sky Q Hub ER110
      Sky TV: Sky+HD box
      Join Date
      Mar 2010
      Location
      Near Portsmouth
      Posts
      28,202
      Thanks
      844
      Thanked 2,223 Times in 2,092 Posts

      Re: BT Boost Broadband Upload Speeds on its 1Gbps FTTP Trial in Bradford

      Certainly with the MPs now siding with you, this is becoming more realistic now.

      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

     

     

    Tags for this Thread

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •  
    SkyUser - Copyright © 2006-2020. SatDish and NewsreadeR | SkyUser is in no way affiliated with Sky Broadband / BSkyB
    RIPA NOTICE: NO CONSENT IS GIVEN FOR INTERCEPTION OF PAGE TRANSMISSION