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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 18-Nov-13 19:19:34
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Copper multicast


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Just checking my line with the BT checker to see if fibre is in the future, its not. But it says on the checker "Other offerings", Copper multicast. What is this?

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 18-Nov-13 20:01:43
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Re: Copper multicast


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To do with broadcasting the same video stream to lots of people at the same time

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 18-Nov-13 20:02:43
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Re: Copper multicast


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Your ISP can do a live stream of a TV program to your exchange, and all that ISP's customers on that exchange can watch that program live. Before multicast your ISP had to do a stream for each customer. The stuff in the exchange "multicasts" it out to them.

AIUI, FTTC multicast does it at the exchange then cabinet levels.

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Standard User CJT
(experienced) Tue 19-Nov-13 16:42:06
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It looks like BBC/ITV were trialling it:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/multicast/index.shtml

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 19-Nov-13 16:48:54
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That was a multicast trial over the ISP backhaul/peering links

So a different thing, to point you down the right path look at BT Sport and delivery of free games. With Copper Multicast not fully rolled out they are restricting BT TV to Infinity products for now.

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Standard User CJT
(experienced) Tue 19-Nov-13 16:53:42
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Oh apologies Mr S.. frown

I just typed in Multicast

Interesting though

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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 19-Nov-13 19:18:54
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No Infinity on my exchange but copper multicast is. Wonder if this is an indication Fibre may be coming?

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 19-Nov-13 20:12:51
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Without doing a pattern analysis difficult to say, many areas have had the FTTC Multicast first

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