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Fttp speeds

Hi All,

I have had 300 Mbps Fttp installed since October. This is a fantastic product and I know I am very lucky to have it. When I test the speed first thing in the morning through the BT wholesale speed test I get over 300 Mbps everytime. However when I test it in the evenings I get speeds from 75 - 120 Mbps. There is no one else surfing/ streaming and I am using an ethernet (cat 6) connection. I understand the speed is not guaranteed, I also understand that most people would kill for these speeds. But what is the point in advertising a 300 Mbps product with the caveat that when you actually want to use it (6 - 10pm) you will only get a third of that speed. Is the BT infrastructure so congested that 'up to' speeds are meaningless?
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Re: Fttp speeds

No the BT network is not that congested, there is plenty of spare capacity. That does not mean to say that congestion never happens, sometimes capacity needs increasing in a certain area. Quite often a quick fix but sometimes requiring extra infrastructure at the exchange.

 

First which exchange area are youin?

 

Second can you run a speed test HERE, once the first test completes click on Further Diagnostics and post the result of that test. Ignore the reboot hub.

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Re: Fttp speeds

I am in the Hillsborough exchange [NIHO]

 

Any time I run the further diagnostics I get an error message.

 

 

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Re: Fttp speeds

Hi,

I am experiencing exactly the same problem as you I noticed this a few days ago we had ours connected about December 22nd 2017 and at night it drops at it’s lowest to 76mbps but goes back up to the 220/20 the next morning also I get the same error on the wholesale test page. Did your problem goaway because I was thinking mine maybe a setting in stage.
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Re: Fttp speeds

Hi,

I have not checked in a while as to be honest the lower speeds have never had any sort of impact. I was just curious as to why I am paying for 300Mbps and getting 100Mbps. I also read that the GPON architecture that Openreach use shares 2.5Gbps amongst 32 users. Although I don't it is fair that just because someone has 300Mbps they can have 200Mbps taken from them just because they have the spare capacity.
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Re: Fttp speeds

Pity you haven't posted a link to where you read it.

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Re: Fttp speeds

Are you suggesting that that that is not the case?
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Re: Fttp speeds

it would be good if you had the link as have not seen that one



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Re: Fttp speeds

gea architecture.PNG

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It actually shows it shared between 128 users on that diagram, 4 ports on each splitter.

 

I doubt every port would be running flat out simultaneously at any point though.

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