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Standard User AndyHCZ
(committed) Fri 16-Dec-16 22:16:51
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GEA-FTTP Two new speed variants


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From May 2017, Openreach will align GEA-FTTP with the the G.fast trial speeds - so there will be 160/30 and 330/50 available on both products (in addition to the existing GEA-FTTP speeds already available, although 330/30 won't make much sense along side 330/50).

No pricing has been announced yet.
Standard User PaulKirby
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 16-Dec-16 23:07:37
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Re: GEA-FTTP Two new speed variants


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It all depends on what option BT decides to sell.

BTW what happened to the 500 Mbps product, wasn't there suppose to be that offered also?

BT Wholesale sell 330 / 30 but BT Retail sell it as 300 / 20.
So BT Retail cap the downstream a little and leave the upstream as the wholesale speed due to we get ~30 Mbps upstream.

The 300 Mbps downstream is fine for us here, but a little more upstream from 30 Mbps to 50 Mbps couldn't hurt.

Knowing the prices would also be nice, that way we would know if the upgrade would be worth while, but it probably wouldn't be.

I have uploaded a video to YouTube using the whole upstream, expecting it to impact the browsing and downloading due to the lack of free upstream, but we was also able to browse and also download stuff.

Paul

BTBroadband - Infinity 4 - 310Mbps (down), 31Mbps (up)
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Standard User WWWombat
(knowledge is power) Sat 17-Dec-16 01:53:08
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Re: GEA-FTTP Two new speed variants


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In reply to a post by PaulKirby:
BTW what happened to the 500 Mbps product, wasn't there suppose to be that offered also?


That was always quoted as a "for the future" speed.

I wouldn't expect to see it at the very least until the amendment 2 chipsets are available (the ones that cope with longer range), and it might not become available until BT start using G.Fast alongside deeper fibre and want to make use of amendment 3 (the 212MHz option).


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