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    Sky rule out own FTTP network

    This is a discussion on Sky rule out own FTTP network within the Sky Ultra Fibre Optic Broadband forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; If Sky wanted to sell FTTP in areas where Openreach provide it there is nothing to stop them doing so ...

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      Re: Sky rule out own FTTP network

      If Sky wanted to sell FTTP in areas where Openreach provide it there is nothing to stop them doing so now except perhaps making some changes to their product ordering software. There are a number of small communications providers that are already doing so but their USP is that they offer better customer service than BT as currently they are unable to compete on price.

      If I remember correctly Sky did team up with Cityfibre to trial FTTP in York. I don't know what the outcome was but most of the smaller network providers have been swallowed up by Liberty Global so I suspect Sky (unless they want to start tearing up our streets to lay their own fibre network will have to use either Virgin Media (Liberty Global) or Openreach for last mile distribution.

      With the increasing penetration of FTTP a point will be reached where the loss of market share (either real or forecasted) will force the large communications providers such as Sky and Talktalk to offer these ultra high speed services.


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      Re: Sky rule out own FTTP network

      However...

      BT faces further pressure as Sky nears broadband deal with Virgin Media”

      https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk...ia-911539.html
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      Re: Sky rule out own FTTP network

      Quote Originally Posted by speedyrite View Post
      However...

      BT faces further pressure as Sky nears broadband deal with Virgin Media”

      https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk...ia-911539.html
      Ooooh, that is good to hear. Virgin is available in my road so only a cable from the pavement under my garden into the house needed.
      I don't want to sign up to virgin as they lied to me last year when I attempted to sign up. Luckily, I was able to cancel the installation before any money changed hands.

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      Re: Sky rule out own FTTP network

      I had horrible experiences trying to leave virgin when I moved, be warned is all i can say. Sky through their network however would be great, Virgin was rock solid from a strictly technical/performance viewpoint.

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      Re: Sky rule out own FTTP network

      I just had a thought. (I don't get many) )

      If Openreach make an area FTTP ready, then it is no longer fibre to the cabinet and copper wire for the rest of the journey, it will be fibre all the way to the telegraph pole.
      So, even if you do not subscribe to the FTTP service, you will have improved speeds over what you currently get unless you live right next to the cabinet.
      More people will have the full 80mb or 40mb services.
      Or am I wrong?

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      Re: Sky rule out own FTTP network

      As electronic devices continue to get lighter and smaller it may be possible to mount a digital subscriber line access multiplexer (DSLAM) atop a telegraph pole though as well as a fibre feed to the post some copper would be required to provide a reliable electric power supply. In a private network I could envisage power for a DSLAM being supplied from the end users routers in a similar way to Power over Ethernet (PoE) but I cannot see this being allowed in a public network.

     

     
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