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Old 02-11-2017, 20:38   #1
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Cool Future UK network?

Just wondering what will realistically happen in the near future to networks in the UK? Apart from streaming HD video, will there be any practical benefit to 10Gbps both upload and download?

https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.ph...broadband.html

Any thoughts on 5G and G.fast?

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Re: Future UK network?

Did you actually read all of the article?

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However consumers donít need multi-Gigabit speeds just yet and thatís lucky because Full Duplex DOCSIS 3.1 would not be an easy beast to deploy in the United Kingdom, which is due to its stiff power requirements and the need for a deeper roll-out of fibre optic infrastructure into the HFC network (i.e. we wonít see it in the UK for a long time).
Realistically it's no where near happening in the UK.
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Re: Future UK network?

It's not so much the need for it, more the need for the internet it's self to catch up. waiting times for things to load, downloading from the likes of steam doesn't always give you the full speed, streaming lags out BBC iplayer as an example, so the speed we have now can do it.
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Re: Future UK network?

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Did you actually read all of the article?

Realistically it's no where near happening in the UK.
Yes it is. Remote Phy in the VM network is already in the pipeline. Engineering designs/vendors are being considered. Don't get me wrong it's a good few years away, but not "nowhere near " happening.
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Re: Future UK network?

10 years ago, everyone having 100mbit was seen as unnecessary yet today it's one of Virgin's lower tiers and there's still room for more bandwidth.

Internet streaming has taken off in a big way, yet even the 4k streaming is limited and downsampled greatly compared to say a blu-ray copy of the same video. There's definitely room for more bandwidth, just we've reached an era of "nice to have" rather than "necessary".
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