UK Will Have 300Mbps Downstream Speeds SoonAdded: Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
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BT Openreach has announced its plans to open up “Fibre to the Premises” (FTTP) to competitors and promised to offer downstream speeds of 300Mbps by spring 2012.
At the moment, the service is able to manage 110Mbps downstream speeds at the best case. The Internet service provider will offer its services at Highams Park in North London, Ashford in Middlesex, Bradwell Abbey in Milton Keynes, Chester South, St Austell and York from the end of October. However, this is not all, as the number of locations will increase and speeds will rise. For example, a 1Gbps service is today on trial in Kesgrave, Suffolk.
Country’s communications minister Ed Vaizey announced that high-speed broadband is vital for the economic growth of the United Kingdom. That’s why the country should have the best superfast broadband across all Europe by 2015. The minister explained that improving the country’s broadband infrastructure will undoubtedly help high-tech and digital industries develop and grow.
The Internet service provider is currently looking for public funds that would allow the company to expand its Fibre reach beyond the 2/3 it has pledged to cover. Olivia Garfield, Chief Executive Officer of Openreach, explained that other service providers would also be able to rent the company’s FTTP lines in order to offer their own services. Nevertheless, other ISPs are complaining that BT is charging too much for its FTTP services. For example, the largest country’s ISP Virgin and TalkTalk have already sent a letter to the government, where they expressed their complaints about the ISP’s pricing. In respond, BT claimed that its prices were below the European average. The strange thing is what the ISP used to say about the early digital services, considered by telecommunication companies throughout the globe as a method of screwing money out of punters.
As for the current prices, for the new FTTP services providing 100Mbps downstream speeds and 30Mbps upstream speeds, the British Internet service provider is charging the others over $700 annually for the providers having either an existing wholesale line rental or metallic path facility service. Meanwhile, the broadband providers looking for the same services without wholesale line rental or metallic path facility deals will have to pay for it $900 a year.
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Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
|posted by (2011-10-11 15:17:21)|
|you people are lucky in india 51 Kbps download speed is great|
|posted by (2011-10-11 15:40:30)|
|cool, only a few years to go,cannot wait|
|what the hell u talking about i use BSNL and i get 300-400 Kbps speed|
|at presend i am in lithuaia 300mbps up 300mbps down for abraod and in lithuania 600 mbps up and 300 mbps down|
|well bismillah, the speeds have improved in India over the years and 512 kbps is the bare minimum that u would get.. it all depends on how much u can spend. technology infrastructure is still expensive and companies are trying to break even those costs. once that is done prices will come down. have faith and things will change. India also has a very ambitious plan of having broadband in every village. and a few big corporates have committed to the cause so good things are on its way my dear.|
|the rest of the world should take note|
|posted by (2011-10-11 17:58:56)|
|here were getting up 100 MB(s mobil conection weeheee i can get a bigger conection on my cell phone then i can on my DSL wtf|
|posted by (2011-10-11 19:29:08)|
|At the moment, In the UK, you can get over 10mb on most Broadband Providers, but if you want more speed go with Virgin Media, they do 10mb,30mb,50mb, and I think you can get 100mb speed in some places, but I know in 2012 they are bringing 200mb speed, but here its all about the money. They make up the prices here and speed packages. But remember when they say its (Fibre Optic) its only from there place to the exchange, or to the green box you see at the corners of the roads, then its copper cable from there, aww yeah you get me?|
|All this speed doesn't do any good except for you to hit your data cap allot sooner..|
|@ painless. BT are providing fibre optics to the household and it wont be a copper cable to the house from the green box, im on the list for having he connection in my house as soon as its availabe.|
its called BT infinity.
|posted by (2011-10-11 23:28:18)|
|It Amases me how BT have sown this up so its going to COST to have yet no so so long ago bout 1990s we paid shed loads in txtes to have fibre optic cables laid around the uk uprooted millions of trees for it to was owned by that crap company cable and wireless looks like we will have to pay for the same old stuff again Hres my prblem with it by the time its rolled out to 70% of the uk the speed will be outdated anyway so why bother asking the costmers to shell out for it most bb companies now on british tv brag about this pseed that speed truth is the speed ur getting hasnt really changed since broadband kicked in many years ago and the constant cap on d/l its pretty much a pain in most backside ive been lucky to get the deal that another comapny was doing so i dont get capped BT do have a lot offer the industry i just have a very big problem with the price they put on the service because at the end of the day it was owned by the post office and what they have now was made by the uk tax payer many moons ago a thanks for it would be nice and to be fair INFINITY ISNT THAT GOOD ide rather keep my old trusty copper wires for now untill better comes along|
|posted by (2011-10-11 23:37:21)|
|oh and i do get the feeling this capping to stop the overload and fair usage policy is just a way to pee the uk people off these comapnies have never really shown this real evidance to sujest that to much d/l slows the system down im guessing and it is a guess that it never has and never did it was just a ploy to to have more control over a product|
|posted by (2011-10-12 04:13:20)|
|well...10mbps is more for indains till now...s i agree dat we got better speeds...but not 100mbps yet...so wen will the 300mbps reach to indai?|
WISH WE HAD IT HERE IN SRI LANKA
|recently upgrde my Broadband to 5mbps....i think its good enough.....with 300mbps....god its really fast....|
|posted by (2011-10-12 16:00:13)|
|it is faster than a pen or sata hard drive.|
|I get between 12 and 14MBPS with sky but then I live close to my exchange. The further away you are from your exchange, the slower your speed gets. I wonder if getting internet through the sky dish would be faster???|
|posted by (2011-10-12 21:03:41)|
|I think someone else has poited this argument out it isnt really a matter of what speed you have it will still be the same outcome as far as BT is concerned they will cap it after 100 gig d/l or somthing stupid like that as they used to on bt total broadbrand witch they clessed as unlimted perhaps bt should stop bothering about speed and more concern on the ways to allows truley unlited with no so called (fair usage crap) in their tierms and conditions and it wouldnt matter if sky gives you 12 14 mbps its simple as this if sky can give you that on ur copper wire it means any other compnay operating bb can give you that alls you have to do is phone them and ask the to bump it up i made talk talk do it with mine or i would've switched to sky myself tho i have no cap on talk talk haggle with the comanies you might be suprssied what you can get out of them for your custom ;o) (HAGLLE ) the new buzz word for BB companies|
|There may very well be some 300Mbps speeds (37.5MB/sec) soon but bet they will want to charge an arm and a leg to use it. The install cost will be ridiculous, they already are for BT install at around £125. I know Virgin are starting to be right pains for charging just to register your modem mac address on their system £30! I also paid £30 for this superhub. They took the mic out of my friend charging him another £30 ONTOP! to sort out upgrading his service which was their fault not giving him the service he asked for! I do prefer it atm to the old cable modems though havent had any issues with mine unlike when I used the older modems. Been through a fair few of those!|
|posted by (2011-10-13 00:17:09)|
|BT are right [email protected] when it comes to charging with their VAT and there bullcrap connection fees i had one telling me there wasnt even a line on my house for 2 months solid and wanted to charge me to have a line put from the pole to the house !! yet clear as day there was a line already in what had happend that someone who had the house used another company for BB and not paid the bill so freeserve i thinck it was clamied it was their line dunno how that company had the balls to say it was their line they dont own the lines nor will any company own them other than BT they can rent them off BT but not own them !! tho i question BT morlas of trying to pass the cost onto me ..Virgin isnt much better with its issues of people installing their boxes and some what dodgey adult movies been used through ur accounts i recall watchdog covering that lol .. 300 sounds really fast but as u say u will pay sh"t load for it and it will be capped with all the usual pleasentries BT AffORD YOU LIKE CRAP CUstomer service VAT Paperbill extra charges and the blocking of sites such as this to thank u with ... one wonders why they dont spend more time helping CEOP to destroy the pedos on the net than worrying about speeds and super giants from the usa sueing them priortys need to be sorted out here .|
|posted by keith23uk (2011-10-12 22:36:10)|
There may very well be some "300Mbps speeds (37.5MB/sec)" soon but bet they will want to charge an arm and a leg to use it.
Keith you made a good point there as people still get confused over bits and bytes(totally different)
|Ftc(fibre to cabinet) will be rolled out first,and then the Fttp service.It will depend on the uptake of isp's buying from BT to the speed of access to the end user.|
Many exchanges have been open to other isp providers who install their own DSLAM equipment.
FTC is trying to get rural on speed atm
|DAMN, 300mbps! I could only have dreams about that sort of speed.|
Makes my 1.5mbps (Maximum download of 160kbs) look lame as. (Yeah, it is!)
Still, I'd pay more if I could have more speed, it already costs
at least $700 a year for my service. I'd pay more!
|And when i get 3Mbps(380kBps) download speed on my Reliance netconnect,I feel the need to tell it to everybody.FML !!|
|I'm running 30MBPS down and 3mbps up real unlimited at 40 a month. LoL. really I am and it is over copper.|
|Lucky people....in india i dload at 60kbps...|
|posted by (2011-10-15 09:17:54)|
|i get 1.5mbs in Australia|
|posted by (2011-10-15 13:45:57)|
|Just did a speedtest of my provider in Belgium (I haven't got the fastest service available).|
Here are the results
Download Speed: 45918 kbps (5739.8 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 2370 kbps (296.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 14 ms
saturday 15 october 2011 14:55:06
|posted by (2011-10-16 02:52:56)|
|Be aware some pcs cant write data that quickly so its going to be a waste 4 a lot o people|
|im getting 100 meg sorted from vigin this wed,already on 50 meg,had it tested.....48 download and 43 upload||
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