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Standard User acpsd775
(experienced) Wed 21-Aug-13 09:41:28
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Possible VM 200meg ps4 exclusive


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Hi come across an article that sugests VM are going to be going a 200meg package for people with the PS4

Link Here

although its not exactly riddled with info it dose kinda get a point across

Ash

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 21-Aug-13 09:51:05
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Re: Possible VM 200meg ps4 exclusive


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Could just mean Virgin Media hosting a CDN so games are downloaded from inside their network rather than across peering links.

Done some maths on the sharing of game clips
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6002-sony-sign-up...

Launching with a combined 200 Mbps and PS4 package might send the wrong message to the half of the country that cannot get Virgin Media and lead to people not buying it, i.e. on the assumption it needs mega big connection to be of any use. Or perhaps that is the case, so little concrete detail on the bit rates needed for various tasks.

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Standard User acpsd775
(experienced) Wed 21-Aug-13 10:23:10
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Re: Possible VM 200meg ps4 exclusive


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not sure im guessing we will find out more when the ps4 is is actually in peoples homes and if VM start advertising any new packages lol

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Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Fri 23-Aug-13 17:56:58
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Re: Possible VM 200meg ps4 exclusive


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Was just thinking about you Ash, Glad you migrated away from DR without a hitch smile

And Andrew, I sure hope it's better than the other CDN's Virgin have - Youtube being the most hit
Standard User acpsd775
(experienced) Fri 23-Aug-13 18:03:00
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ive been away since last November could not be bothered with the cr*p from my isp so switched back on to the OR network

Ash

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Standard User Ignitionnet
(knowledge is power) Sat 24-Aug-13 10:38:46
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Re: Possible VM 200meg ps4 exclusive


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In reply to a post by pcoventry76:
And Andrew, I sure hope it's better than the other CDN's Virgin have - Youtube being the most hit


VM don't have a YouTube cache they use private peering to Google which has been problematic.

I am far more concerned about VM delivering 200/20 while still playing catch up on capacity to relieve local congestion from under-forecasting capacity requirements post-speed doubling.

I suspect the capacity planning guys would really like a year's capacity budget to spend purely on relief and physical node splitting ready to upgrade areas with new cards when required.

Offering 200Mb for gaming is just weird. It'll inevitably be bought by people wanting the extra bandwidth for Usenet and torrents. Gamers want quality first and foremost.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 24-Aug-13 11:33:23
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The 200 Meg rumour is just that as far as I am concerned, perhaps late in 2014 once they've been able to see vectoring erode their margin of fastest major provider.

A lot depends on what investment Liberty Global is willing to make in the operator, or whether it will be a case of decreasing numbers of customers but improved ARPU and thus shareholders happy.

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Standard User Ignitionnet
(knowledge is power) Sat 24-Aug-13 20:50:05
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Initial investment has to be in capacity relief and advanced upstream modulations before anything else. This requires pushing fibre deeper into the network and more upgrading of equipment in the field.

Liberty haven't been investment shy in the past. They have spent a small fortune upgrading networks in Europe to modern EuroDOCSIS 3 standard. Some of these didn't have any kind of broadband or 2-way service whatsoever and required full overbuild.

EDIT: Case in point - http://www.upc.nl/pakketten/alles-in-1-extreme-power/ // http://www.upc.pl/internet/ // http://www.upc-cablecom.ch/en/internet/products/ // http://www.upc.ie/broadband/

In terms of download speeds VM's current offerings are behind the curve as far as UPC go, and upload wise their top 120/12 is nothing special given 200/20 is available to some UPC areas.

Edited by Ignitionnet (Sat 24-Aug-13 20:55:03)

Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Sun 25-Aug-13 00:49:48
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Well here's hoping they do the same with VM.

250/20 in Poland looks tasty!

Edited by pcoventry76 (Sun 25-Aug-13 00:53:01)

Standard User acpsd775
(experienced) Sun 25-Aug-13 02:33:45
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Well here's hoping they do the same with VM.

250/20 in Poland looks tasty!


yea especially when you consider in GBP its only £17.27 lol

Ash

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