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Standard User fozzie55
(learned) Wed 03-Aug-11 15:35:56
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Moving from O2 to BT, will speed stay the same?


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Hi
I am waiting to change to BT on Monday, with O2 at the moment. Just got the BT I-Plate, put it on and even before waiting my speed has gone from 2Mb/s to 3Mb/s. My upload speed is 0.9mb/s.

Will that upload speed stay the same with BT? Most stats I see from BT customers show uploads seemed to be maxed at 0.48Mb/s.

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Standard User Wheel_Nut
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 03-Aug-11 15:50:21
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If your upload rate is 0.9Mbps then I suspect that you are on LLU service with O2.

You need to check with Samknows whether your exchange is ADSL2+ enabled because otherwise, you will be put on ADSL Max which will almost certainly be slower.

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(knowledge is power) Wed 03-Aug-11 16:07:43
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In reply to a post by fozzie55:
Most stats I see from BT customers show uploads seemed to be maxed at 0.48Mb/s.
That's cuz many are still on 20CN exchanges with BT IPStream ADSL(1) Max, which has max. Up Sync of 448 Kbps.

You'll only get higher if your exchange is 21CN WBC enabled. It would have been unwise to leave O2 LLU for BT on a 20CN exchange.

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Standard User fozzie55
(learned) Wed 03-Aug-11 16:31:27
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The Exchange is 21CN WBC enabled. The phone line will be the same, does BT put you on something slower?

I had to move for BT Vision smile
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 03-Aug-11 17:52:43
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If the target noise margins are kept the same then ADSL2+ from one ISP and another should be very similar.
In short - it all depends on what the BT Wholesale DLM system makes of your line.

To be honest if only just managing 2 to 3Mbps connection speeds, then BT Vision is borderline. Need 2.5Mbps to support a BT Vision on demand stream and have 0.5Meg left for internet access.

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Standard User epyon
(regular) Wed 03-Aug-11 19:21:19
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its 832kbps actually.

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(knowledge is power) Wed 03-Aug-11 19:37:19
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Strictly speaking, that's only on ADSL Max Premium, which most users don't pay extra for, Actually!

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 03-Aug-11 21:12:39
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In fact with BT Retail I think it is only available on the Business products, unless it has changed with the revamp I haven't yet looked into.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 03-Aug-11 21:25:54
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No way can I find anything on BT.com about non-Infinity upload speeds except "up to 1.5Mbps". Which has to be twaddle as ADSL2+ cannot sync that high on Annex A, and can do far more on Annex M. Which would be pointless if capped at 1.5Mbps frown.

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Standard User fozzie55
(learned) Wed 03-Aug-11 22:19:37
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Thanks for all the replies. I wait until Monday then. I suppose if the speeds are not up to BT Vision standards I may be able to cancel. Sky Sports is down the aerial for now lol.
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