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Standard User Brunel
(experienced) Tue 11-Dec-18 14:44:59
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VOIP TELEPHONE SERVICE: DOWN


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Probably been down for > 12hrs.

Broadband fully functional.
Standard User Brunel
(experienced) Wed 12-Dec-18 09:17:15
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Returned to normal, sometime after 01:00
Standard User 23Prince
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 13-Dec-18 08:44:00
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I never knew VM did Voip - fair play


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Standard User Ignitionnet
(knowledge is power) Sat 15-Dec-18 10:44:48
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In reply to a post by 23Prince:
I never knew VM did Voip - fair play


FTTP can't do normal POTS. Newest build HFC areas also no normal telephony - saves money on expensive MSANs, copper cabling, cabinets and indeed labour.

Uses the voice ports on the Hub. Rest of the Liberty Global family and every other cable company I'm aware of throughout the world have been doing it this way since they started.

Longer term project is to have that one Hub device terminating all connectivity. No 2-way connectivity to the TV boxes, one-way coax and using the Hub for all IPTV, no POTS telephony, VoIP via Hub. Better for overall network performance and more efficient.

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Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 15-Dec-18 11:26:33
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Some of that history of course was down to Thatcher, whom imagined lots of UK cable firms acting as our equivalent to the US "baby bell's" and competing for telephone calls against BT. Unfortunately just as the network construction was underway, a large drop in the costs of mobile telephony happened.

I assume the latest TV services are similar to the cable modem, using DOCSIS, rather than tuning into broadcast multiplexes, and that is how faster services can be accomodated in the frequency plan?

plusnet 80/20 (2/jun/14) at 470m - sync 19/Sep/18: 61,689 / 8,831 - G.INP & 3.0 dB SNRm
19 years of broadband, from 1999's ntl:cable modem trial - Live BQM
Standard User Ignitionnet
(knowledge is power) Sat 15-Dec-18 13:05:32
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I assume the latest TV services are similar to the cable modem, using DOCSIS, rather than tuning into broadcast multiplexes, and that is how faster services can be accomodated in the frequency plan?


Some channels that are hardly viewed have been moved to IPTV, all the channels have been moved to MP4. Between those they have been able to free up enough spectrum to fit 32 3.0 carriers into 750 MHz plant but those areas that are 750 are now having to be upgraded to permit 3.1 and a few more 3.0 carriers.

Upgrades also needed in some networks to allow for the 4+ 6.4 MHz upstream carriers needed to go beyond 20Mb upstream speeds. Some areas already have 6 channels while others are stuck with 3.

These upgrades themselves are physical replacement of some of the equipment in cabinets, to varying extents depending on the original build.

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Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 15-Dec-18 15:24:33
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Thanks.

plusnet 80/20 (2/jun/14) at 470m - sync 19/Sep/18: 61,689 / 8,831 - G.INP & 3.0 dB SNRm
19 years of broadband, from 1999's ntl:cable modem trial - Live BQM
Standard User 23Prince
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 16-Dec-18 13:27:28
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Fair point but is this FTTP? could it not just be cable with VOIP?

Just wondering.
Standard User Ignitionnet
(knowledge is power) Sun 16-Dec-18 20:04:01
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Could quite easily be cable with VoIP. From VM's point of view it doesn't really make any difference and indeed they want all the customers on VoIP sooner or later. Far more efficient than running the separate, parallel network.

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Standard User Brunel
(experienced) Mon 17-Dec-18 12:03:48
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I am on ordinary cable. As mentioned VM are no longer installing POTS.
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