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Standard User AndyPandy
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 30-Sep-17 18:35:09
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G.Fast pilot expanded again?


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I just noticed a lot of G.Fast pods in Princes Risborough, which isn't on either of the accounced lists for the pilot areas.

It's close to High Wycombe, but has its own exchange.

Is this linked to Wycombe (which has been announced in the second list of pilots), a further extension of the pilot areas, or is this the commercial rollout starting?


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Standard User lee111s
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 30-Sep-17 18:55:27
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Large scale roll out has been happening for a few weeks/months now, but the kit is sitting dormant.

Suspect a whole load will go live at once when Openreach have enough in situ for then to announce a certain number of properties having it available
Standard User AndyPandy
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 30-Sep-17 19:26:03
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I wonder why they would announce more "pilot" areas, if commercial launch is imminent?


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Standard User lee111s
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 30-Sep-17 19:54:18
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Only Openreach will know that.
Standard User AndyPandy
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 30-Sep-17 21:48:39
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They seem to the take the "don't hype it, or people will buy it" approach. Kinda the opposite of an Apple launch...


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Standard User AndyHCZ
(experienced) Sat 30-Sep-17 22:09:03
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We're some way away from a full commercial launch.

BT tends to expand pilots and do these early market deployments. It did exactly the same with FTTC.
Standard User IanBB
(committed) Sun 01-Oct-17 01:54:56
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How many people were queueing outside Apple stores for their latest release lol
Standard User arfster
(knowledge is power) Mon 02-Oct-17 18:50:12
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I've been seeing them all over the place, but whenever I engage my inner nerd and chuck the postcode in the openreach site, they're not yet active.

Presumably it's a fairly cheap upgrade, given they won't need roadworks, just connecting up to existing power/fibre.
Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Mon 02-Oct-17 19:37:28
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I think BT Wholesale will release g.fast to isp's pretty soon in this month or next month for all g.fast pods already installed on their pcp cabinets. I wouldn't be too surprise if nothing is happen until next year.
Standard User lee111s
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 02-Oct-17 20:07:59
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It’s not up to BT Wholesale, nor are the PCPs owned by then.

Openreach have the say as to when the product is available to the likes of BT Wholesale.

You’ve contradicted yourself in your own post. You’ve said it will happen in the next two months, then you say you wouldn’t be surprised if nothing happens this year...
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