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# 176892 15-Jul-2015 12:44
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Yeh, I know... We should be moaning about drops in speed (as I have done in the past!), but the other day I did a speed test and my speeds have actually shot up on my VDSL connection. Not that I'm complaining mind, but the thing that confuses me is that my upload speed is now hovering at 27Mb/s, when I thought it should be maxed out at just a tad under 10Mb/s (which is what it was for me).

So, my normal speeds before this upswing was 50Mb/s down & 9.7Mb/s up.

I now get this:

Speed Test

Say, what?

I know Chorus have been in the area fiddling with stuff, but can't explain the upload speed? Been like this for a couple of days now.

Sort yourself out, Bigpipe. Can't be doing with these increases in speed. tongue-out

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  # 1344614 15-Jul-2015 12:50
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Chorus are in the process of changing the VDSL band profile (997 to 998) used on their equipment. Would explain why your speeds have increased. :)

I worry what the change is going to do to my line, but awesome to see it has improved yours!

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  # 1344616 15-Jul-2015 12:50
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Chorus are currently making changes to their VDSL coverage and speed (specifically band plan change from 997 to 998). For a lot of people this means better upstream speeds due to the removal of the 10Mbps upstream cap.

They're trialling it in a few cabinets round the country; looks like you happen to be one of the lucky first :)

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  # 1437357 29-Nov-2015 19:15
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mentalinc: Your sync is identical to mine, Assuming its some limit with the cards in the cabinet or the modem?

For 998, the following limits are set on the DSLAM:

ikanos linecards are limited to 70000/30000 a step up from 70000/10360 on 997.

Broadcom linecards are limited to 100016/51200 a step up from 71680/10360 on 997.

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