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    This is a discussion on SUFB north of Birmingham within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi. Just wanted to no has anybody got Sky Fibre Broadband north of Birmingham. With Sky's upgraded 100GBPS core network ...

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      SUFB north of Birmingham

      Hi. Just wanted to no has anybody got Sky Fibre Broadband north of Birmingham. With Sky's upgraded 100GBPS core network running from London to Birmingham at the moment, I wanted to no how, if at all it will affect people receiving Sky fibre not in parts of the country where these changes have taken place. I believe Sky have plans to upgrade 5 more other area's.


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      Re: SUFB north of Birmingham

      Not just London to Birmingham!

      Have a look at page 38 (entitled "Competitive advantage in core network") of this document (First Half Results 2012):

      http://corporate.sky.com/documents/p...sentation_1112

      There is a map showing the SuperCore Fibre backbone.

      It appears to link London, Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool, Sheffield in a figure of 8 with a spur off to somewhere like Reading - difficult to say exactly where, these are my approximations of locations

      The map also shows Fibre Reach, and shows SuperCore POPs in (I'd guess) Birmingham, Manchester, Sheffield, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

      Also mentioned:
      - Deep fibre core network of over 15000km.
      - UK's first 100Gbps high-speed transmission technology.
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      Re: SUFB north of Birmingham

      Good find. The core network news came out around December 2011 so looks like it's kicking on nicely.

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      Re: SUFB north of Birmingham

      I just love sky's openness. If you asked Virgin Media how much BW they have it's all " sensitive information"

      it's bullcrap.. and whilst I might lose 60-80mbps (depending on if I am on 100 or 120 by then or more!) I would happily go to Sky's 40/2 offering.. just because they don't crap their customers they open the door to honest and truth.. and that for me will always beat any BB speed.

      For those who look at my sig and think " lucky git he's on 100mbps" please note that I did that at 2:11am. I'd also like you to know that right now I am trying to download a new game I got on Steam and I am getting 23mbps.. The traffic management on VM kills it - and there's more to come from Monday

      You pay 20 for Fibre. I pay 40 and get less apart from overnight.. SO anyone who goes with SUFB gets my jealousy and respect!

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      Re: SUFB north of Birmingham

      Sky keeps a lot of their information under wraps. It took them two years from announcing the initial trials to confirming that they would launch SBUF.

      Sky has invested in the backhaul, which is good news for everyone. They have also invested in more LLU equipment, which again is good news for everyone.

      Virgin has basically bought various different cable networks and merged them into one system. In the mean time they haven't invested as much in the overall network to be able to cope with the load that their customers have placed upon it. I am really surprised that Ofcom hasn't made them pull their current advert:


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      Re: SUFB north of Birmingham

      Well they are the fastest if they took off their traffic management. It does not run at night and then I do get 108.2mbps which is the fastest downstream in the UK as far as I know.

      It's just that which kills it in the day..

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      The lower speeds during the day are ok afaik. My dads 10mb (soon to be 20MB) runs at full speed all day. He doesn't however torrent or download just general browsing
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      Re: SUFB north of Birmingham

      Quote Originally Posted by andrewjr View Post
      The lower speeds during the day are ok afaik. My dads 10mb (soon to be 20MB) runs at full speed all day. He doesn't however torrent or download just general browsing
      Yeah its kind of like giving him a ferrari and saying it runs like a dream as long as he only pops to the shop in it and doesnt go above 30mph, if he decided to take it for a spin down the motorway at 60mph the engine would cut out on him and not start again for a few hours leaving him to push it the rest of the way

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      Re: SUFB north of Birmingham

      Perhaps I should say that there have been a few members who have SBUF up in Yorkshire (Leeds or Bradford, I can't recall which). Their lack of posting any issues suggests that they haven't had any issues.

     

     
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