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Old March 2nd 06, 05:42 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
JuliusP
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Hello,

I've heard rumours that BT is going to increase broadband speeds in the
UK sometime later this year

Would anyone have a link for infromation about what the increases will
be?

I manage four UK locations from Canada and an increase would be really
welcome, especially the upload speed which would improve VoIP to these
locations immensely

Thanks in advance

Julius

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Old March 2nd 06, 09:40 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Colin Forrester
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JuliusP wrote:
Hello,

I've heard rumours that BT is going to increase broadband speeds in the
UK sometime later this year

Would anyone have a link for infromation about what the increases will
be?

I manage four UK locations from Canada and an increase would be really
welcome, especially the upload speed which would improve VoIP to these
locations immensely


You should speak to your UK ISP to see how they plan to provide speed
increases in the first instance.
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Old March 2nd 06, 09:47 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Peter M
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On 1 Mar 2006, "JuliusP" wrote:

I've heard rumours that BT is going to increase broadband speeds in the
UK sometime later this year


I suggest you go to www.ADSLguide.org and there'll be various news
items about "Max DSL" (or similar). In brief, the expectation is that
BT exchanges will soon (end March, though that timetable may
'slip') be capable of providing up to 8000 kbps download and
a higher upload speed (up to around 500 kbps for residential
and up to about 850 kbps for business, but I haven't been
following the details as upload is not very important for me).

Other firms (Be, Bulldog, easynet, Zen) may be offering 8000
kbps now on LLU (local loop unbundling, where firm rents a
phone line from BT and cost of line rental and services are in
a single bill for end user), and Be is offering up to 24000 kbps.

SDSL has come down in price, and more widely available, so
your business applications might be better suited to it. Peter.
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Old March 2nd 06, 09:53 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Jason Clifford
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On 1 Mar 2006, JuliusP wrote:

I've heard rumours that BT is going to increase broadband speeds in the
UK sometime later this year


It will be 31st March although that's only the date that ISPs will be able
to order upgrades on almost all lines. The actual upgrades will take
several months for BT to process.

I manage four UK locations from Canada and an increase would be really
welcome, especially the upload speed which would improve VoIP to these
locations immensely


The upload speed is dependant upon whether you use the Office or Consumer
product. The maximum upload speed is better with the Office product at
over 800Kb/s with the maximum being 480Kb/s on the Consumer product.

These are best speeds and the service will be rate adaptive so you may not
see upload speeds so high.

For VoIP and similar services your main concern will be your ISP's network
as the increased bandwidth availability may mean some ISPs don't always
have sufficient network capacity to handle the peak periods.

Jason Clifford
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Old March 2nd 06, 04:58 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Martin Lukasik
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Default Speed increases

I've heard rumours that BT is going to increase broadband speeds in the
UK sometime later this year

It will be 31st March


True, true...


although that's only the date that ISPs will be able
to order upgrades on almost all lines. The actual upgrades will take
several months for BT to process.


Lie :-)
Where did you get this info from?


The upload speed is dependant upon whether you use the Office or Consumer
product. The maximum upload speed is better with the Office product at
over 800Kb/s with the maximum being 480Kb/s on the Consumer product.


And where did you get this from?
Not sure about "business" but for end-user it would be 288kbps.


For VoIP and similar services your main concern will be your ISP's network
as the increased bandwidth availability may mean some ISPs don't always
have sufficient network capacity to handle the peak periods.


True, very true indeed.

m.


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Old March 2nd 06, 06:00 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Martin Underwood
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Martin Lukasik wrote in message
:

I've heard rumours that BT is going to increase broadband speeds in
the UK sometime later this year


The upload speed is dependant upon whether you use the Office or
Consumer product. The maximum upload speed is better with the Office
product at over 800Kb/s with the maximum being 480Kb/s on the
Consumer product.


And where did you get this from?
Not sure about "business" but for end-user it would be 288kbps.


Really? So even with 8 Mbps download, you're *still* stuck with 288 kbps
upload? There's asymmetric and there's taking the ****.

I realised that ADSL had a faster download than upload speed, but I'm sure
I'm not the only one who assumed that the upload speed of 1 Mbps, 2 Mbps and
8 Mbps links would increase in proportion - ie that a constant percentage of
the overall bandwidth would be allocated to upload.


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Old March 2nd 06, 06:53 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Slugsie
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"Martin Underwood" [email protected] wrote in message
...
Martin Lukasik wrote in message
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Really? So even with 8 Mbps download, you're *still* stuck with 288 kbps
upload? There's asymmetric and there's taking the ****.

I realised that ADSL had a faster download than upload speed, but I'm sure
I'm not the only one who assumed that the upload speed of 1 Mbps, 2 Mbps
and 8 Mbps links would increase in proportion - ie that a constant
percentage of the overall bandwidth would be allocated to upload.



I don't think you'll ever see an upload speed of higher than around 800Kb/s
on ADSL. IIRC 8Mb/s download and 800Kb/s upload are the limits of ADSL (and
thus all ADSL hardware in use). Any faster and you'll needs ADSL2 or better.

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/Slugsie


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Old March 2nd 06, 08:08 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Alan J. Flavell
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Default Speed increases

On Thu, 2 Mar 2006, Martin Lukasik wrote, with an unattributed quote:

The upload speed is dependant upon whether you use the Office or
Consumer product. The maximum upload speed is better with the
Office product at over 800Kb/s with the maximum being 480Kb/s on
the Consumer product.


And where did you get this from?
Not sure about "business" but for end-user it would be 288kbps.


Are you talking raw speed, or payload?

My residential Max is currently reading (according to the router
itself):

Downstream Speed 6048 Kbps
Upstream Speed 448 Kbps

AdslGuide speed test reports the upstream speed (at the moment) to be
373 actual, 402 inc.overheads.

cheers
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Old March 3rd 06, 01:15 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
JuliusP
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JuliusP wrote:

Thanks in advance


Thanks everyone, much appreciated

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Old March 3rd 06, 01:16 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
JuliusP
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Default Speed increases (Thanks)


JuliusP wrote:

Thanks in advance


Thanks everyone, much appreciated

 




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