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Topic # 204855 20-Oct-2016 14:04
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Can't see it mentioned elsewhere, so...

 

 

 

http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/85548053/vodafone-offers-gigabit-cable-broadband-in-wellington-and-christchurch


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  Reply # 1655109 20-Oct-2016 14:15
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Not on Voda website?





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  Reply # 1655125 20-Oct-2016 14:45
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I've been thinking about ditching Vodafone HFC for awhile now, and switching to UFB, but meh effort. I read this with interest, right up till "24 month term" then it became a big #nope.

 

 





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  Reply # 1655127 20-Oct-2016 14:49
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24 month term, no thanks. These should be consigned to history.





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  Reply # 1655128 20-Oct-2016 14:50
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The press release says details available on Oct 26


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  Reply # 1655129 20-Oct-2016 14:51
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@mikehales can you please advise what cable modem/router you are supplying with DOCSIS 3.1? If a router will it have Bridge Mode?


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  Reply # 1655135 20-Oct-2016 15:11
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Does it actually run over fibre or are they trying to confuse people by calling it FibreX?

 

 


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  Reply # 1655136 20-Oct-2016 15:12
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nas:

 

Does it actually run over fibre or are they trying to confuse people by calling it FibreX?

 

 

 

 

Runs over Fibre to a point but the last leg of the connection is Coax Cable


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  Reply # 1655137 20-Oct-2016 15:12
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nas:

 

Does it actually run over fibre or are they trying to confuse people by calling it FibreX?

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Hybrid Firbe Coaxial"

 

Its a thick copper core. No optic fibre. The Fibre part of the name refers to the node being fed by it.

 

Its a fancy way to say, Fibre to the last mile or the Node or curb or what ever.

 





 


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  Reply # 1655138 20-Oct-2016 15:14
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That's what I thought, feels like they're trying to blend in with UFB really..

 

Why not just call it Gigabit Cable..


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  Reply # 1655141 20-Oct-2016 15:18
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nas:

 

Why not just call it Gigabit Cable..

 

 

Because Cable has got such a sterling reputation over the last few years, at a guess :D

 

They are trying to distance themselves from the previous name and obfuscate things for people at a guess. Same as how they tried to call the Cable network UFB.






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  Reply # 1655143 20-Oct-2016 15:23
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TimA: 

 

"Hybrid Firbe Coaxial"

 

Its a thick copper core. No optic fibre. The Fibre part of the name refers to the node being fed by it.

 

Its a fancy way to say, Fibre to the last mile or the Node or curb or what ever.

 

 

That diagram is of a traditional HFC network, the Huawei D-CMTS augment is driving the fibre deeper into the network e.g. nodes to the level of the RF amplifiers.


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  Reply # 1655145 20-Oct-2016 15:24
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So effectively 10 times the speed for an extra $10. If they can keep the performance up.

 

Wonder if this upgrade is why out in Miramar the last few weeks have been hitting 100/10 speed all day.


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  Reply # 1655162 20-Oct-2016 15:39
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I assume VF keep all revenue from this...whereas UFB a large portion goes to Chorus?


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  Reply # 1655163 20-Oct-2016 15:42
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 Just wait for their 'fibre' to get congested once again..

 

 

 

 





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