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



 
 
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Old February 3rd 05, 09:39 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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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".

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Old February 3rd 05, 10:01 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Andy M
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Default NTL going for 100MB connections !BT can't compete !


On 3-Feb-2005, "six-toes" wrote:

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".


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
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Old February 3rd 05, 10:49 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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Default NTL going for 100MB connections !BT can't compete !

On Thu, 3 Feb 2005 22:01:08 GMT, "Andy M" strung
together this:

Even so, what sort of cap would they give on that I wonder


None, to start with then they'll cap it at just under the average.
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Old February 3rd 05, 11:42 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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Default NTL going for 100MB connections !BT can't compete !

six-toes wrote:
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".


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...


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Old February 4th 05, 12:01 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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Default NTL going for 100MB connections !BT can't compete !

Andy M wrote:


On 3-Feb-2005, "six-toes" wrote:

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".


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


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.

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Old February 4th 05, 05:35 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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Default NTL going for 100MB connections !BT can't compete !

On 3 Feb 2005 13:39:22 -0800, "six-toes"
wrote:

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.


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'




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Old February 5th 05, 11:47 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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Default NTL going for 100MB connections !BT can't compete !

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?


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Old February 9th 05, 03:21 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Andy Arkward
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Default NTL going for 100MB connections !BT can't compete !

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?]
 




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