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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Wed 04-Apr-12 17:48:33
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Re: Sky Fibre or BT Infinity


[re: aosk] [link to this post]
 
There is no information about what the nuts and bolts of the Sky package will offer.

We don't know if Sky will have a heavy interleave that can be dropped when asked. Infinity DLM can turn the interleave off to fastpath.

We don't know if Sky will set the default noise margin to a higher value than BT which could drop the synch speeds of the sub 40 meg lines.

We don't know how the supplied router performs and knowing Sky you most likely will have to use that one with no choice of using another one that may have features you want to use.

So it is a wait and see situation especially as BT will most likely be offering their new 80/20 package in the next couple fo weeks.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 04-Apr-12 17:50:06
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Re: Sky Fibre or BT Infinity


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DLM side of things should be the same as its Openreach who control the electronics in the street.

Andrew Ferguson, [email protected]
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
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Standard User orly
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 04-Apr-12 18:23:51
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Re: Sky Fibre or BT Infinity


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how bad is BT's throttling?


minimal to non-existant.

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Standard User aosk
(newbie) Wed 04-Apr-12 18:24:59
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Re: Sky Fibre or BT Infinity


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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
Ok in terms of webcam streaming its worth checking how the PC copes with it, as encoding a stream can be the bottle neck, i.e. trying to encode at 6Mbps 1080i will push many PC's, where as most will happily manage a 600 Kbps 320x240 picture.

Encoding problems show up as high CPU load, and dropped frames, so worth testing to see what your hardware can manage.


Oh I definitely have a purpose built computer for this. Hardware is fine, the only restraint is my upload speeds.
Standard User simon194
(learned) Wed 04-Apr-12 21:22:22
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Re: Sky Fibre or BT Infinity


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We don't know how the supplied router performs and knowing Sky you most likely will have to use that one with no choice of using another one that may have features you want to use.

Sky are currently using the Sagemcom [email protected] 2504N router with modified firmware so it runs in "router only" mode using LAN port 1 as the WAN port to connect to the Openreach modem. There's rumours of a new router being available when they officially launch their fibre service but nothing concrete yet.

They are using MER using the same authentication setup as they do with ADSL so no chance of using a different router.
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