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Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 14-May-18 14:06:40
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Re: Is There Demand For Ultra Fast?


[re: Michael_Chare] [link to this post]
 
I mean people who currently have low speeds with ADSL or VDSL. Most people on low speeds now woudn't suddenly jump to a high speed FTTP/G.Fast package if it became available. Going from 5Mb/s to 40Mb/s is a big jump in capability - most people would do that rather than pay more to go to 100Mb plus.

If someone is currently on VDSL 40/10 but getting 5/2 then going to FTTP 40/10 will be exactly the same income for BT - what BT need to pay for the investment in FTTP is people to be spending more not spending the same but getting more.

The offset is that the maintenance costs of FTTP should be cheaper than copper but with the scale of Openreach the payoff just on maintenance is going to be a long ROI.
Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 14-May-18 19:50:30
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Re: Is There Demand For Ultra Fast?


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Was in a large ex school this afternoon, been made into small business start up
units ..... each gets an ex classroom ... and only 5 meg ADSL.

There is MDU fibre, been there for over a year, and todayís install was only the third company to take it up .... the punter even said 80 meg worked out cheaper than renting a line and DSL.

So itís there, infrastructure run past each room, but still no takers.

Bleak really.

Standard User witchunt
(experienced) Mon 14-May-18 20:15:31
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Re: Is There Demand For Ultra Fast?


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Yes, pole testing could be a good skill to have in openreach over the next few years


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Standard User partial
(experienced) Mon 14-May-18 20:51:52
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Re: Is There Demand For Ultra Fast?


[re: Zarjaz] [link to this post]
 
Spent the day huffing and puffing a copper cable into some street furniture so they can cease the fibre.
Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 15-May-18 08:22:35
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Re: Is There Demand For Ultra Fast?


[re: Zarjaz] [link to this post]
 
Schools themselves buy the cheapest they can get away with and a lot have moved from good leased line services to ADSL and VDSL services to save money.
Standard User Ignitionnet
(knowledge is power) Tue 15-May-18 09:33:37
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Re: Is There Demand For Ultra Fast?


[re: ian72] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by ian72:
Schools themselves buy the cheapest they can get away with and a lot have moved from good leased line services to ADSL and VDSL services to save money.


Schools tend to either buy fully managed services or are too large to be able to get away with anything other than leased lines.

Some reduction in leased line requirements though for sure. Replacement via broadband and overlay networks becoming more of a thing.
Standard User Ignitionnet
(knowledge is power) Tue 15-May-18 09:37:50
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Re: Is There Demand For Ultra Fast?


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In reply to a post by Michael_Chare:
In reply to a post by Ignitionnet:
The main enemy to FTTP is the regulatory environment. If that become more supportive things can change fairly rapidly.
Would you like to explain your reaons for this statement.


No. It's pretty self evident. Check out the difference in the environment in Spain and Portugal, nations Sharon White belated about recently while conveniently ignoring the regulatory differences, and the one Ofcom create.

As a spoiler, they don't have a bunch of companies desperately petitioning the regulator to force the incumbent to keep copper, and allowed the incumbent to keep their FTTP investment to themselves in some areas for a period of time.

They even allow copper retirement. Perish the thought.

Edited by Ignitionnet (Tue 15-May-18 09:39:00)

Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 15-May-18 09:52:29
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[re: Ignitionnet] [link to this post]
 
Certainly in this area most schools buy the cheapest they can and that can mean small local companies providing cheap low spec services. Remembering that the majority of schools (by number) are primaries and therefore don't have masses of budget. Secondary schools have an economy of scale that primaries don't.
Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 15-May-18 14:32:05
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Except where I was on about wasnít a school any more.

Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 15-May-18 14:39:12
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I know, but you mentioned a school so I went off on a slight tangent with more examples where people pay as little as possible.
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