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Topic # 195295 14-Apr-2016 15:49
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hi all

 

just wondering if anyone has herd when vodafone will roll out docsis 3.1, last i heard it was around june / july this year.

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1533085 14-Apr-2016 15:52
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given they cant even support the current cable speeds of 130/100 how well do you think this roll out will go?

 

more to the point should they be rolling this out while they still have the huge issues with their current service?




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  Reply # 1533087 14-Apr-2016 16:00
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i agree, there is a number of ongoing issues with VF cable service, lets see if they can do something, highly doubtful - yes

 

130 / 100 wait what

 

 


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  Reply # 1533119 14-Apr-2016 17:05
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there is an upgrade path ......... its called FIBER,






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  Reply # 1533120 14-Apr-2016 17:09
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dualznz:

 

130 / 100 wait what

 

 

 

there are those still on the old 130 down plans and the current offering of 100 down plans


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  Reply # 1533144 14-Apr-2016 18:05
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Jase2985:

 

given they cant even support the current cable speeds of 130/100 how well do you think this roll out will go?

 

more to the point should they be rolling this out while they still have the huge issues with their current service?

 

 

 

 

Assuming enough backhual is in-place, the upgrade to DOCSIS 3.1 could help hide vodafones current issues with their cable network at Existing speeds.

 

 

 

TBH, from that aspect im surprised they didnt take on the brute approach considering they have pushed out new modems anyway - Or are those new ones DOCSIS 3.1 compliant already?





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  Reply # 1533147 14-Apr-2016 18:18
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They are using Huawei gear for Docsis 3.1 so going to assume new modems

 

Yes fibre is the ideal upgrade route but some of us still have to wait at least 3 years for fibre :(




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  Reply # 1533150 14-Apr-2016 18:28
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yup argreed there is fibre 15 meters from my house and i dont get it till 2018, bad way to rollout the UFB, so docsis 3.1 will be fine for me, current cable is barely keeping up with my needs


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  Reply # 1533151 14-Apr-2016 18:29
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DjShadow:

 

They are using Huawei gear for Docsis 3.1 so going to assume new modems

 

Yes fibre is the ideal upgrade route but some of us still have to wait at least 3 years for fibre :(

 

 

 

 

That seems like an utter waste rolling out the current spree of new modems then! surely someone at Vodafone would have looked at it with half a brain and gone, we are rolling out new modems here. Lets make it future compatible. 

 

 

 

Last i heard, for techy folk the TC7210D was a step backwards in functionality.. Checking spec sheet it indeed only does up to 3.0





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  Reply # 1533168 14-Apr-2016 19:01
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dualznz:

 

yup argreed there is fibre 15 meters from my house and i dont get it till 2018, bad way to rollout the UFB, so docsis 3.1 will be fine for me, current cable is barely keeping up with my needs

 

 

Why is that a bad way? They can't do everywhere at once.


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  Reply # 1533208 14-Apr-2016 20:42
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Its known that cable is quite susceptible to congestion, as as nature of the technology.

 

Can someone tell me, is DOCSIS 3.1 superior in the regard? (I'd imagine so)


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  Reply # 1533209 14-Apr-2016 20:46
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Dairyxox:

 

Its known that cable is quite susceptible to congestion, as as nature of the technology.

 

Can someone tell me, is DOCSIS 3.1 superior in the regard? (I'd imagine so)

 

 

I assume that it opens up more spectrum for use and using that spectrum more efficiently so users will benefit even if they don't go for the fastest speed.





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  Reply # 1533412 15-Apr-2016 09:19
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I'm kinda thinking that 3.1 is like Transmission Gully. New infrastructure, built properly. And that will have the extra effect that it takes some of the load off the existing infrastructure, thus allowing THAT to work better too.

 

I don't see that the mess that the current cable system is in should make us assume that 3.1 will be a mess too.


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  Reply # 1533638 15-Apr-2016 16:35
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but if they cant maintain what infrastructure they have what makes you think they will be able to maintain new infrastructure and not have the same issues in the future?


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  Reply # 1533645 15-Apr-2016 17:07
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The same reason I believe that the NZTA will be able to properly maintain a new Transmission Gully, compared to the shambles of the existing SH1.

 

Have you ever tried to keep an old car going, and compared that effort to keeping a new car going?


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  Reply # 1533678 15-Apr-2016 18:42
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The two things are not really comparable. They're not laying 100% brand new network, they're (supposedly) upgrading what they already have. There is a big difference.


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