NTL going for 100MB connections !BT can't compete !

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by six-toes, Feb 3, 2005.

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    six-toes Guest

    NTL and BT unveil broadband plans

    By Macworld staff

    NTL has announced plans to offer a broadband service 20 times faster
    than anything available in the UK today.

    The faster speeds are possible because NTL will use a fibre-based
    network rather than BT's copper-wire network.

    NTL director of policy Keith Monserrat told The Business: "Fibre can
    carry up to one gigabit. It will be relatively straightforward for NTL
    to provide speeds of at least 100 megabytes per second across its
    entire network. By contrast, BT's planned 21st Century network will not
    be able to deliver speeds above 10 megabytes."

    The company is not saying when it will launch the new service, but
    Monserrat insists it will be "in the not to distant future".
     
    six-toes, Feb 3, 2005
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    Andy M Guest

    100 megabytes?
    Hmmm.. A gigabtye in 10 seconds? I think they are mixing bits and bytes?

    Even so, what sort of cap would they give on that I wonder
     
    Andy M, Feb 3, 2005
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    Lurch Guest

    None, to start with then they'll cap it at just under the average.
     
    Lurch, Feb 3, 2005
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    kraftee Guest

    Like the not to distant future in getting their interactive capabilities
    working on their cable TV or the not to distant future of getting their text
    news service sorted out (it was over 4 years & counting when I left)
    etc......

    Nothing but hyperbol from management/marketing, as you should have learned
    to expect...
     
    kraftee, Feb 3, 2005
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    7 Guest

    No they are not mixing anything.
    Gigabit ethernet can transfer up to 100 Megabytes per second.
    Usually fiber providers don't have to cap - contention will self
    cap at busy time - its the idiot service provider who have trouble with
    outgoing connections though dial up 2400 baud lines that need to cap.
    They just can't seem to get enough of them
    modems put into equipment rooms to give uncapped
    value for money to the customer.
     
    7, Feb 4, 2005
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    Kraggash Guest

    The faster speeds are possible because NTL will continue to cut
    corners on customer service by simply not bothering to provide any.
    100Mb optimum speed? real speed Zero, owing to 'a technical problem
    at our router in Birmingham which is currently being worked on'
     
    Kraggash, Feb 4, 2005
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    Networkguy Guest

    Oh Dear

    What does this really mean?

    Well NTL have less than 10 gig of internet bandwidth off their own network
    to the rest of the world.

    MOST servers out there only have 100mbit network cards and even less
    bandwidth actually onto the internet.

    It does not take a genius to see where this is going.

    NTL may well use this technology to deliver you video on demand and content
    that they provide BUT if anybody thinks they will be able to surf the net at
    these sorts of speeds they are mistaken.

    Think about it. For those of your with even 2mbit DSL or cable modem
    connections now, just how often are you able to max out your bandwidth?
     
    Networkguy, Feb 5, 2005
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    Andy Arkward Guest

    IIRC this story was originally misreported and others picked up on the
    misreporting promoting it to the status of "urban legend". NTL have
    deliberately chosen not to comment and so give the impression that
    they're really working on it....

    hack....bits,bytes,10,100 whats the difference?[Ed huh?]
     
    Andy Arkward, Feb 9, 2005
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