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Standard User derby13
(learned) Sat 21-Apr-18 16:31:45
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G.fast over greater distances?


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Hi folks

G.fast pods have been installed on the PCPs in my town (Belper, DE56). Though they are yet to go live, the DSL checker site has started to show estimated speeds. Through checking various addresses, it looks like anything connected to a DP (pole) under 150m from the cab is set to get the full 330Mbps. This then seems to drop as expected the further away you go, until after about 400m where it shows as unavailable due to expected speeds being less than the VDSL speeds that are already available.

Unfortunately I'm just past that cut off point, so it's no good to me at the moment. And despite all 35 PCPs being fitted with G.fast pods, there are still hundreds of premises that have a line length which also rules out G.fast availability at the moment.

But what is the plan for the future of G.fast? I've heard rumours of boosters of some description going in footways to extend the range. Plus also new hardware being in development to increase the initial speeds, therefore increasing the distances that can get a minimum speed. Details seem very sketchy however, and there seems to be very little info available, particularly relating to the UK at least.

Can anyone clarify if there are any future plans to increase the availability to those with longer line lengths?

Thanks
Standard User witchunt
(experienced) Sun 22-Apr-18 02:25:51
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G.fast is still on a learning/development curve, but any increase in range is likely to be small.
Openreach çould install G.fast hardware closer to end users currently out of range but this gets expensive very quickly, and with FTTP now being the flavour of the month it seems more likely that is the future rather than additional copper base based infrastructure.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 22-Apr-18 14:05:14
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Future all hinges on how well the full fibre roll-out goes and how popular it is...if not popular than g.fast pods/nodes closer to premises might appear rather than more full fibre.

In short no plans are set yet

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Standard User Icaras
(experienced) Tue 01-May-18 10:41:49
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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
Future all hinges on how well the full fibre roll-out goes and how popular it is...if not popular than g.fast pods/nodes closer to premises might appear rather than more full fibre.

In short no plans are set yet


However OR have said it’s very cheap to roll out. I think they imply a lot that it will just be cabinet based, due to cost. My feeling is that they don’t now have any plans to put pods closer to customers.

Icaras
Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 01-May-18 21:21:55
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Wasn’t there an announcement today about TalkTalk offering an Openreach G.Fast product ?

Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Tue 01-May-18 23:28:28
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April 25.

I wasn't aware of it either frown.

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