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Standard User PaulKirby
(knowledge is power) Tue 09-Jan-18 03:35:57
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Re: Migrating from FTTC to FTTP


[re: oldskool] [link to this post]
 
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Surely they need to relax the planning laws if they want faster uptake.

Plus I suspect the Xbox updates were slow due to the severe loads on the MS side and nothing to do with your own connection.

Agreed, but then again M$ and Sony's network is hit and miss, you can see this when you do speed tests on them, I normally range from 100Mbps to 310Mbps on both consoles.

Paul

BTBroadband - Infinity 4 312.47 Mbps (down), 29.78 Mbps (up) FVA
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Standard User SJHambly
(newbie) Tue 09-Jan-18 09:37:47
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Re: Migrating from FTTC to FTTP


[re: PaulKirby] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by PaulKirby:
In reply to a post by oldskool:
Surely they need to relax the planning laws if they want faster uptake.

Plus I suspect the Xbox updates were slow due to the severe loads on the MS side and nothing to do with your own connection.

Agreed, but then again M$ and Sony's network is hit and miss, you can see this when you do speed tests on them, I normally range from 100Mbps to 310Mbps on both consoles.

Paul


I'd hope people with super/ultra-fast broadband were able to download at more than the 2.5mbps that we saw as an average over 3 days even during the the peak xmas loads...

There are now 3 properties in my close ducted to the premises and ready to go, so i'm hoping OR come and run the final fibre to our properties as a group of work soon...

The houses on the main road that are included in this mini FTTP rollout are fed over ground. A few of these houses are waiting for an existing pole to be replaced as (so they were told by the OR installer who came to connection them) it is deemed 10cm too short to run fibre over a shared driveway at a suitable height...
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 09-Jan-18 15:44:52
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Re: Migrating from FTTC to FTTP


[re: SJHambly] [link to this post]
 
Remember when you get access to full fibre you are removing the local bottle neck, if a popular service is busy you having a fast connection will not help...

i.e. if Xbox Live/PSN download servers are busy then they will likely be slow for lots of people.

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Standard User PaulKirby
(knowledge is power) Tue 09-Jan-18 17:20:59
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Re: Migrating from FTTC to FTTP


[re: MrSaffron] [link to this post]
 
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Remember when you get access to full fibre you are removing the local bottle neck, if a popular service is busy you having a fast connection will not help...

i.e. if Xbox Live/PSN download servers are busy then they will likely be slow for lots of people.

I fully agree.

I see this a lot, but not on everything, Steam I see the full connection being used until my drive is at 100 active time which is when it stops downloading, Xbox Live and PSN are like I said hit and miss, might also be due to the speed of the drive in the consoles and the actual content being downloaded.

Also downloading loads of very small files also slows down the download due to once again the slow drive (open / create new file and save content then close) which takes time.

Paul

BTBroadband - Infinity 4 312.47 Mbps (down), 29.78 Mbps (up) FVA
TBB Speedtest | Ookla Speedtest | Linksys WRT 3200 ACM (BQM)
Standard User SJHambly
(newbie) Tue 09-Jan-18 17:43:08
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Re: Migrating from FTTC to FTTP


[re: MrSaffron] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
Remember when you get access to full fibre you are removing the local bottle neck, if a popular service is busy you having a fast connection will not help...

i.e. if Xbox Live/PSN download servers are busy then they will likely be slow for lots of people.


That is understood.

The xbox thing was just an observation about how slow and how fed up I am with my lousy connection. Even today the xbox detailed network statistics test reports 2.31Mbps download speed, 0.21Mbps upload, and 90ms latency... That is on a wired connection too, not WiFi (house is fully cat6 wired).

Biggest change i'm looking forward to is being able to make VOIP calls (ok, I reserve 0.5Mbps of bandwidth for this today) / receive email / surf the web / whilst my son watches youtube. And upload large PDFs for print much more quickly...
Standard User brandscill
(experienced) Wed 10-Jan-18 19:53:22
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Re: Migrating from FTTC to FTTP


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Frequently see issues with the Sony network, normally pretty solid with M$

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Standard User PaulKirby
(knowledge is power) Wed 10-Jan-18 21:36:01
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Re: Migrating from FTTC to FTTP


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Frequently see issues with the Sony network, normally pretty solid with M$

I see it on both PS4 and Xbox, but I have a 310Mbit connection so I will see more issues.

Paul

BTBroadband - Infinity 4 312.47 Mbps (down), 29.78 Mbps (up) FVA
TBB Speedtest | Ookla Speedtest | Linksys WRT 3200 ACM (BQM)
Standard User SJHambly
(newbie) Sat 03-Feb-18 08:57:21
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Re: Migrating from FTTC to FTTP


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The install completed on the 29th January, as had been promised.

As a single stage install there was no external CSP, and the fibre was routed through the wall to enter the house behind the new all-on-one ONT (BB and ONT sit inside a plastic enclosure which hides the majority of the cabling mess). The master socket was prepared for FVA at the same time.

The 'circuit' didn't build automatically so on powering up the ONT the Openreach technician was faced with a flashing light that wouldn't go solid. A phone call, and 20 minutes later, the 'circuit' had been built manually, the light went solid, and the broadband was good to go.

I had initial problems replacing the BT smartHub with my EdgeRouter setup (which had been working fine for months connecting to a VDSL modem via PPPoE to a BT retail service) but this had disappeared when I tried it 24 hours later. I wonder how long a circuit build takes to fully propagate through the OR network? (I looked like I was suffering from MTU induced packet loss of HTTPS traffic).

I'd recently recontracted to 18 months of Infinity Unlimited so am limited to modest speeds at present. But still significantly faster than before!

No idea what has happened with the VDSL circuit as the OR technician took my NTE5 faceplate away!
Standard User PaulKirby
(knowledge is power) Sat 03-Feb-18 10:22:53
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Nice and Gratz smile

Due to our FVA not going live in time of the internal install the engineer just created the cable and connected it to the ONT phone port and tacked it to the wall.

They also told me when the FVA goes live to just remove the old copper line from the Master Socket and connect up the new FVA Cable to it.

So I terminated the old copper line back to the BT80 Junction box, I think the reason why BT didn't care I terminated the old copper line due to I will be using the FVA now on anyhow plus the line of work I use to do as well a while back.

But yeah I am still using the old NTE5A Master Socket with just the lower phone faceplate, so it doesn't stick out as much as it did before.

Paul

BTBroadband - Infinity 4 303.03 Mbps (down), 31.71 Mbps (up) FVA
TBB Speedtest | Ookla Speedtest | Linksys WRT 3200 ACM (BQM)
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