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Standard User creakycopperline
(regular) Fri 13-Jan-17 20:55:28
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True or False?


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Recently had an engineer round, while here he mentioned that BT were trialling a new way to deliver BB via boxes mounted on the telegraph poles sending it to another mounted on the consumers house, i took it with a pinch of salt since we seem to hear about these thing all the time and never hear anything again, he mentioned they were doing it in co operation with the Japanese/Chinese. I am posting this to find out if there is any truth in the matter?

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Standard User witchunt
(member) Fri 13-Jan-17 21:18:29
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Re: True or False?


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I am posting this to find out if there is any truth in the matter?

Yes, but given the vagueness of the description it could apply to several development that involve box's on or near poles either past, present or future , some of which never develope further.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 13-Jan-17 21:21:36
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Re: True or False?


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True, but could be various technologies including

FTTP
G.fast
FttRn

The g.fast roll-out is going to be based at existing cabinets for a couple of years though

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Standard User creakycopperline
(regular) Fri 13-Jan-17 21:23:49
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Well basically he meant instead of a copper wire strung from the pole to your house there will be a box sending traffic via IR or some other means mounted at the top to a simmillar device that is fixed to your house.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 13-Jan-17 21:25:31
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Sending data via IR - infrared? In which case they had been down the pub for lunch

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Standard User creakycopperline
(regular) Fri 13-Jan-17 21:27:08
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Re: True or False?


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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
True, but could be various technologies including

FTTP
G.fast
FttRn

The g.fast roll-out is going to be based at existing cabinets for a couple of years though


As with most people i am on a FTTC connection, (I.E. half a job in my book)

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Standard User witchunt
(member) Fri 13-Jan-17 21:30:11
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Possibly meant PIA2 and didn't have a clue , like the mainstream media, on the subject
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 13-Jan-17 21:37:58
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Maybe, but don't see how you get IR from PIA2

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Standard User creakycopperline
(regular) Fri 13-Jan-17 21:46:48
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Infra red is just my guess, not sure what they are supposed to be using.

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Standard User WWWombat
(knowledge is power) Sat 14-Jan-17 03:05:27
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A box on the telegraph pole, to one on the house? Without cable? Sounds like wireless. RF rather than IR.

So perhaps 5G. Which is probably even further away from live use than any of the technologies mentioned by @MrSaffron.

To be fair, Google have paused/abandoned fiber because of the cost, and look to be investigating/researching/waiting on 5G technology.
TBB news article

Some parts of Swindon seem to be getting a 4G service via BDUK. Though I doubt an engineer would suggest that BT were part of this.
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