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Origin Claim UK Market Not Ready For FTTP
17-10-2014, 08:48 PM
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Origin Claim UK Market Not Ready For FTTP
Another interesting article here from Cable.co.uk

Picking out some quotes here (may be taking this out of context)

Quote:“The best implementation of FTTP will be the implementation that BT brings, that’s my opinion,” added Origin’s head of operations Peter Lowes.

Wasn't this the same company blaming BT for its disconnected users..Now they support BT's actions?..Make your mind up!

Quote:However a verified industry source told us Origin’s comments were unfounded.

“Origin are obviously on a big ADSL push and are also using fibre-to-the-cabinet. Everyone knows FTTC is using long lines and is not as fast as FTTP,” they argued.

Very true...Origin are on a big ADSL push because they have invested into LLU. I don't see how ADSL is an "established technology"..In my eyes it's quickly on its way out with different variants of FTTx being tried for long lines to increase reach of the product.

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17-10-2014, 09:38 PM
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D'oh, you beat me to it!

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23-10-2014, 09:26 PM
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Well only BT have the infrastructure to install FTTP without brand new ducting and poles, so it kinda makes sense.

However there is no financial incentive to do it.

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26-10-2014, 02:56 PM
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Virgin Media are expanding their network at the moment...

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26-10-2014, 06:25 PM
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Where? No plans up in Norfolk Park.
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26-10-2014, 09:05 PM
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RE: Origin Claim UK Market Not Ready For FTTP
where virgin expanding - I asked ages ago about them expanding to where I live and they said no Sad

If could get FTTP at reasonable price I would snap it up and I reckon a lot of people would

Internet is being used for streaming more and more content these days, that's why BT spent loads on setting up multicasting for their tv products

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26-10-2014, 09:30 PM
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It's not anywhere round here though sadly

Virgin Media Expands Cable Broadband Network in North East England

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27-10-2014, 01:57 AM (This post was last modified: 27-10-2014 01:58 AM by alexatkin.)
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Mental considering there are streets like mine where 75% is Virgin enabled and then they stopped. You would think it a no-brainer to fill in those gaps.

While I probably wouldn't touch Virgin with a barge pole anyway it might push BT to up their game.

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30-10-2014, 12:27 PM
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I agree that ADSL is on its way out, FTTC is the new big thing that is becoming increasingly popular, I still think we're quite a few years off FTTP becoming mainstream though. Enthusiasts will want it yes, but for the average household, do they really need that much bandwidth? ....or more pertinently are they willing to pay significantly extra for it? I imagine even with FTTC most people, like myself, will still be on the 40MB packages not 80.
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30-10-2014, 12:37 PM
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RE: Origin Claim UK Market Not Ready For FTTP
Depends. If they're next door to an exchange, and can achieve above 20Mbps on ADSL+ then no, no need for the average customer.

For people like me, on 5Mbps, I would sign up for fibre tomorrow if available (although probably on a 40ish Mb pacakge). I guess it's a sliding scale.
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