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Standard User shaneosborne
(experienced) Mon 30-Sep-13 10:54:46
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FTTP Network Upgrades


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Is it likely or any plans that BTO will upgrade FTTC to FTTP?

I ask because my recent upgrade to Fibre (FTTC) gave me an extra 2MB download and 3.5MB on the upload... I have many cabinets surrounding my property which are a lot closer to me than the one I'm actually connected to.

The next housing estate up from me has just had full overhead fibre installed and each telegraph pole has a small(ish) green box on it, all the telegraph poles have these even though they are very close to each other. What are these?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 30-Sep-13 11:33:03
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http://blog.thinkbroadband.com/2012/11/spotters-guid...
http://blog.thinkbroadband.com/wp-content/uploads/20...

Do you mean the above device?

This will serve a number of manifolds, which in turn serve 8 to 12 properties.

As for FTTC to FTTP upgrades, Fibre on Demand is the path for now, and if demand is high then we might see a change, but otherwise looking at a 10 to 15 year timeline for full FTTP to replace FTTC.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband staff member. It may not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 30-Sep-13 11:51:48
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Re: FTTP Network Upgrades


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I have many cabinets surrounding my property which are a lot closer to me than the one I'm actually connected to.
Many?

Are you sure they aren't Virgin Media cabinets?

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Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Mon 30-Sep-13 11:56:13
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Re: FTTP Network Upgrades


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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
As for FTTC to FTTP upgrades, Fibre on Demand is the path for now, and if demand is high then we might see a change, but otherwise looking at a 10 to 15 year timeline for full FTTP to replace FTTC.


10-15 years time for FTTP. I don't think BT will never do FTTP in the whole of UK. Too many houses, too much costing.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 30-Sep-13 12:04:49
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Starting replacing, not a full replacement.

G.fast might be introduced as another 10 to 15 year stop gap

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
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Standard User shaneosborne
(experienced) Mon 30-Sep-13 12:18:13
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Re: FTTP Network Upgrades


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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
http://blog.thinkbroadband.com/2012/11/spotters-guid...
http://blog.thinkbroadband.com/wp-content/uploads/20...

Do you mean the above device?

This will serve a number of manifolds, which in turn serve 8 to 12 properties.

As for FTTC to FTTP upgrades, Fibre on Demand is the path for now, and if demand is high then we might see a change, but otherwise looking at a 10 to 15 year timeline for full FTTP to replace FTTC.


Yup, it is those on the second link...
Standard User shaneosborne
(experienced) Mon 30-Sep-13 12:21:38
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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
In reply to a post by shaneosborne:
I have many cabinets surrounding my property which are a lot closer to me than the one I'm actually connected to.
Many?

Are you sure they aren't Virgin Media cabinets?


Nope, defiantly BT Cabinets (like those shown in MrSafrons post, first link). No Virgin Media here in Cornwall frown

I have 3 other cabinets surrounding me which are a lot closer and they serve surrounding estates but my estate is served by a cabinet the furthest away...
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 30-Sep-13 12:23:40
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10-15 years time for FTTP. I don't think BT will never do FTTP in the whole of UK. Too many houses, too much costing.
And humans travelling faster than 10mph will die of heart failure, and internet connections will never go faster than 9600 baud. tongue

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 51.8/16.8Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 30-Sep-13 13:14:43
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Looks like there are getting FTTP then .

Interesting second load of these someone has reported going up in the last week...maybe Openreach now has more FTTP staff

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
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Standard User brightd
(experienced) Mon 30-Sep-13 13:35:30
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If they have then I wish that they would finish the FTTP install in Whitchurch, Hants which has been ongoing for over a year now.

David

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