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Standard User Naan_H
(learned) Thu 03-Mar-11 21:37:48
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is my cabinet going to be FTTC enabled?


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Hi all,

Im just a bit curious about whether im actually going to get FTTC in july?

the infinity website says i shall be getting it on 1st July 2011, but i have two cabinets on my road, both about 200m or less from my house, and none of them have had any work done to them so far.

Im on the north wembley exchange, Could any kind soul actually find out if my cabinet will be upgraded?

Some people on here have had cabinets installed for ages and are still waiting for FTTC - this does not bode well for me as no work has been done as of yet!)

My O2 broadband prices have gone up, and if i change im likely to go for a 12 months deal elsewhere - but it would be good to go FTTC in a few months if its possible, but i wont be able to do this if i sign elsewhere.

Anybody on the same exchange up and running? (apparently samknows says some people are connected now, whereas it previously said RFS date of july)
Standard User Zadeks
(member) Thu 03-Mar-11 21:45:57
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Re: is my cabinet going to be FTTC enabled?


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http://www.btwholesale.com/pages/static/Community/Br...

What does it say?
Standard User Naan_H
(learned) Thu 03-Mar-11 21:54:15
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Re: is my cabinet going to be FTTC enabled?


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'Your cabinet is planned to have WBC FTTC by 1st July 2011. Our test also indicates that your line currently supports a fibre technology with an estimated WBC FTTC Broadband where consumers have received downstream line speed of 31Mbps and upstream line speed of 6.8Mbps.'

According to the above i will get it, but the cabinets have had no work done on them, and im very sceptical as its only a few months away. Ive also read that even though the checker says i will get it, it may not be the case as BT may not actually upgrade the equipment.

Ive read there was a checker that would tell you if your cabinet was going to be upgraded, but it has been taken down at BTs request!

Its all very confusing!!


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Standard User orly
(experienced) Thu 03-Mar-11 21:58:59
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Re: is my cabinet going to be FTTC enabled?


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In reply to a post by Naan_H:
'Your cabinet is planned to have WBC FTTC by 1st July 2011. Our test also indicates that your line currently supports a fibre technology with an estimated WBC FTTC Broadband where consumers have received downstream line speed of 31Mbps and upstream line speed of 6.8Mbps.'

According to the above i will get it, but the cabinets have had no work done on them, and im very sceptical as its only a few months away. Ive also read that even though the checker says i will get it, it may not be the case as BT may not actually upgrade the equipment.

Ive read there was a checker that would tell you if your cabinet was going to be upgraded, but it has been taken down at BTs request!

Its all very confusing!!


Indeed...as it says you can get FTTC right now. The estimated speed is usually based on the speeds of other actual users already connected.

What happens when you go to an ISPs website and check availability? For example BT's one at http://www.productsandservices.bt.com/consumerProduc... and plug your phone number into the right hand side.

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BT Infinity 8th July 2010
Connected to: P23 Kilmaine Road, Bangor, BT19 6DT (NIBA)
600m (approx) to cabinet
25.5mbit down / 7.6mbit up

Previously:
BT Broadband, roughly 4mbit sync
4KM line / 54dB atten / 9dB SNR / Netgear DG834GT
Standard User Naan_H
(learned) Thu 03-Mar-11 22:04:23
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Re: is my cabinet going to be FTTC enabled?


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Many thanks for the replies guys, much appreciated.

It says i can get infinity from 1st July 2011 , with same estimate of speeds as posted above.

The information from all accounts is saying im getting it in july, but like i say no work done on the cabs as of yet on my (small) road.

frown

Edited by Naan_H (Thu 03-Mar-11 22:04:58)

Standard User orly
(experienced) Thu 03-Mar-11 22:09:45
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Re: is my cabinet going to be FTTC enabled?


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In reply to a post by Naan_H:
Many thanks for the replies guys, much appreciated.

It says i can get infinity from 1st July 2011 , with same estimate of speeds as posted above.

The information from all accounts is saying im getting it in july, but like i say no work done on the cabs as of yet on my (small) road.

frown


The men/women in fluorescent jackets should be along pretty soon then. Keep an eye out. Also don't be disheartened if you see them doing a cabinet further away from the one you think you're on. In my case I'm connected to one nearly 3 times further away from me than the closest one

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BT Infinity 8th July 2010
Connected to: P23 Kilmaine Road, Bangor, BT19 6DT (NIBA)
600m (approx) to cabinet
25.5mbit down / 7.6mbit up

Previously:
BT Broadband, roughly 4mbit sync
4KM line / 54dB atten / 9dB SNR / Netgear DG834GT
Standard User Naan_H
(learned) Thu 03-Mar-11 22:28:59
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I guess they could be working elsewhere and i havent found it yet! (fingers crossed anyway!)

Im really surprised BT or Virgin havent installed their equipment before, considering im right next to Wembley Stadium and all the surrounding shops/services.
Standard User mrnelster
(regular) Fri 04-Mar-11 00:38:54
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Re: is my cabinet going to be FTTC enabled?


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I don't think it is based on actual users connected. There is no FTTC on our exchange at all yet. But we have had these estimated speeds showing on the checker for nearly 10 months. I believe BT calculate the approximate speed uplift ratio based on the length of your line.

I have seen this ratio expressed as a multiplier to your current speed by a poster from an ISP on another forum. I'll try to find and post it here.

Knowing how it works is completely different to understanding how it works.
Standard User mrnelster
(regular) Fri 04-Mar-11 10:13:05
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I dont want to get anyone into trouble so I have removed some detail and deleted many of the post codes as it was a bit too long to post, but you can see the general idea. smile



Hi All,

Firstly, appologies if this doesn't format well as plain text!

Many of you have probably already seen the new cabs popping up all over MK. I have already seen them in New Bradwell, Stantonbury, Bluebridge as well as the existing live cabs in Giffard Park and Newport Pagnell. Good news however for those on the Milton Keynes (Bletchley) exchange, todays BT update reveals the next batch of cabs finally due to go live in MK:

Date - Cab Number - Exchange

23/02/2011. 4 SMBT
23/02/2011. 10 SMBT
23/02/2011. 13 SMBT
23/02/2011. 16 SMBT
23/02/2011. 19 SMBT
23/02/2011. 20 SMBT
23/02/2011. 32 SMBT
23/02/2011. 34 SMBT
23/02/2011. 49 SMBT
23/02/2011. 60 SMBT
23/02/2011. 62 SMBT
23/02/2011. 66 SMBT

Which should map to the following postcodes:

Exchange - Postcode - Avg Uplift

SMBT MK37NE 14.33
SMBT MK37NG 14.33
SMBT MK37DQ 13.47
SMBT MK37DX 13.47
SMBT MK37DY 13.47
SMBT MK37SD 13.47
SMBT MK37SE 13.47
SMBT MK37JS 11.01
SMBT MK37JT 11.01
SMBT MK37LL 11.01
SMBT MK37LW 11.01
SMBT MK23DA 3.25
SMBT MK23DB 3.25
SMBT MK23HG 3.25
SMBT MK23DG 2.7
SMBT MK23DH 2.7
SMBT MK23DT 2.7
SMBT MK37AD 6.53
SMBT MK37RA 6.53
SMBT MK37PD 10.44
SMBT MK37TB 10.44
SMBT MK36PF 6.17
SMBT MK37DE 6.17
SMBT MK37DG 6.17
SMBT MK37TT 9.72
SMBT MK37TU 9.72
SMBT MK37TW 9.72
SMBT MK23PU 7.03
SMBT MK23PX 7.03
SMBT MK23PY 7.03
SMBT MK78DA 129.36
SMBT MK78DB 129.36
SMBT MK78DD 129.36
SMBT MK78DE 129.36
SMBT MK78DF 129.36
SMBT MK78DG 129.36
SMBT MK78DH 129.36
SMBT MK22NG 1.67
SMBT MK22NT 1.67
SMBT MK22NW 1.67
SMBT MK22NX 1.67
SMBT MK63NA 1.67

Avg Uplift is how many times faster then the average ADSL2+ speed you are likely to achieve. (So if the average is 3 meg and the Ave Uplift is 6.17 your estimated to get approx 18 meg on FTTC)


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Standard User Spasch
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 04-Mar-11 11:25:03
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Re: is my cabinet going to be FTTC enabled?


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In reply to a post by Naan_H:
According to the above i will get it, but the cabinets have had no work done on them, and im very sceptical as its only a few months away. Ive also read that even though the checker says i will get it, it may not be the case as BT may not actually upgrade the equipment.

Ive read there was a checker that would tell you if your cabinet was going to be upgraded, but it has been taken down at BTs request!

Its all very confusing!!
Don't worry about the time. Our cabinet was installed Mid December and went live 26 January, so there is plenty of time. The work on the cabinet is minor compared to the rest (ducting & fibre rollout and exchange equipment install).. Also, the 1st July date is probably a placeholder and it will move about a week before the actual go live date.
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