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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Tue 11-Sep-12 17:25:32
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Unlimited Fibre Provider


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Can anyone recommend an unlimited fibre provider.

I work from home using a voip phone, so bandwidth is vital.
Any recommendations. I currently use BE for DSL and it works well but fibre is meant to be live at the end of this month smile

Thanks
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 11-Sep-12 17:28:52
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Voip hardly uses any bandwidth, if one Voip phone line 24/7/31 you would use just 16GB over the course of a month if talking constantly on the phone.

As for unlimited..

Sky - no traffic management
TalkTalk - traffic management on P2P
BT - traffic management on P2P

All three are unlimited.

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Tue 11-Sep-12 17:29:12
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BT Infinity option 2 is unlimited, but note P2P is throttled.


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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Tue 11-Sep-12 18:19:59
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thanks.

The voip traffic uncompressed, not to sure if that will matter.
I also have VPN, SSH connections etc.

I don't like the idea of talktalk, so it's BT or SKY.
Any advantages one over the other ?

I'm not a SKY customer, my land line is with BT, my DSL with BE.
Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Tue 11-Sep-12 19:12:24
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Any advantages one over the other ?

I'm not a SKY customer, my land line is with BT, my DSL with BE.


Not really - you can have the Sky Fibre without the TV, but you have to have Sky phone (as with BT Infinity you have to have BT phone). They're both dynamic IP services, no static option. BT's business services have static IP options but MUCH more expensive.

James - be* pro - 16.8 / 1.2 Mbps until 16th Sept - then BT Infinity from 19th Sept - 44.6 / 6.5 Mbps estimated
BQM 13 years of broadband - ntl:(512k/1M)/BTbusiness(2M)/Metronet(2M)/Bulldog(8M/16M)/BE(16M)
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 11-Sep-12 19:39:08
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So what bit rate is your voip using?

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Standard User StephenTodd
(member) Wed 12-Sep-12 08:48:25
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VoIP is very unlikely to be uncompressed. It is lowish latency and jitter that matter most, you are unlikely to use much bandwidth even at high quality.

My infinity connection has marginally higher ping at 21mbps than i had on be adsl at 19mbps interlraved, 11 fast path. There have been times where it was quite a bit worse on infinity.

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Standard User Ignitionnet
(knowledge is power) Wed 12-Sep-12 20:04:42
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Even uncompressed VoIP is only 64kbps, being on the phone 24x7 still uses less than 20GB/month.
Standard User Andrue
(knowledge is power) Thu 13-Sep-12 07:45:34
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I work from home using a voip phone, so bandwidth is vital.
VoIP doesn't need much bandwidth and working from home doesn't generally either. It depends on the work of course but I remote into my office computers and use Remote Desktop all day. It usually comes in at half a gig or so.

Of course if you're work involves transferring large files back and forth you will need more but that's a bit unusual I'd have thought.

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Standard User Andrue
(knowledge is power) Thu 13-Sep-12 07:47:08
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They're both dynamic IP services, no static option. BT's business services have static IP options but MUCH more expensive.
Which is annoying. I'd like to switch to Sky :-/

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