Tim, sorry but I think that's wrong. ZyXEL routers do not purposely make the SNRM smoother...
I couldn't disagree more.
The ZyXEL VMG8x24-B10A and the ZyXEL VMG1312-B10A both have additional noise filters fitted that I haven't seen on any other device (definitely not on the Billion).
I've seen switching to 1 of these Zyxel devices change an snrm plot dramatically from incredibly spikey to practically a straight line.
They both contain what is regarded as 1 of Broadcoms best performing VDSL2 chipsets, the BCM63168.
You have the (in my opinion) better of the 2 variants, the Billion 8800NL R1 with the favoured BCM63168 chipset. The Billion 8800NL R2 has the cheaper/budget Broadcom chipset the BCM63381.
It's doing its job absolutely fine.
In my opinion all of the above is absolutely irrelevant, and your broadband works fine, so leave it alone.
VDSL is not a perfect system. It's extremely susceptible to external noise, which is why they design it with a noise margin in mind.
It can be tweaked and hardware/cabling optimised to improve stability, but I don't know what you're expecting from tech that uses 2 simple lengths of copper wire.
Twice in the past 24 hours your line has resynced at a lower rate, and it looks like twice a resync has been initiated to get a higher sync again.
Perhaps leave it alone as you will likely find it much more stable running at a few Mb less with a higher snrm.
Edited by j0hn83 (Sun 15-Oct-17 18:04:50)