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# 177029 19-Jul-2015 18:44
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I am connected to gigatown Dunedin 1Gbit fibre. As i understand it, Chorus uses GPON with a 16 way optical splitter at the cabinet for residential connections. If so, how can I be getting gigabit speeds? Or is Chorus using a p2p fibre link for gigabit connections?

Thanks

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  # 1347292 19-Jul-2015 18:44
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Hello... Our robot found some keywords in your post, so here is an automated reply with some important things to note regarding broadband speeds.

 



 

If you are posting regarding DSL speeds please check that

 



 

- you have reset your modem and router

 


 

- your PC (or other PCs in your LAN) is not downloading large files when you are testing

 

- you are not being throttled by your ISP due to going over the monthly cap

 


 

- your tests are always done on an ethernet connection to the router - do not use wireless for testing

 


 

- you read this topic and follow the instructions there.

 



 

Make sure you provide information for other users to help you. If you have not already done it, please EDIT your post and add this now:

 



 

- Your ISP and plan

 


 

- Type of connection (ADSL, ADSL2, VDSL)

 


 

- Your modem DSL stats (do not worry about posting Speedtest, we need sync rate, attenuation and noise margin)

 


 

- Your general location (or street)

 


 

- If you are rural or urban

 


 

- If you know your connection is to an exchange, cabinet or conklin

 


 

- If your connection is to a ULL or wholesale service

 


 

- If you have done an isolation test as per the link above

 



 

Most of the problems with speed are likely to be related to internal wiring issues. Read this discussion to find out more about this. Your ISP is not intentionally slowing you down today (unless you are on a managed plan). Also if this is the school holidays it's likely you will notice slower than usual speed due to more users online.

 



 

A master splitter is required for VDSL2 and in most cases will improve speeds on DSL connections. Regular disconnections can be a monitored alarm or a set top box trying to connect. If there's an alarm connected to your line even if you don't have an alarm contract it may still try to connect so it's worth checking.

 



 

I recommend you read these two blog posts:

 



 

- Is your premises phone wiring impacting your broadband performance? (very technical)

 


 

- Are you receiving a substandard ULL ADSL2+ connection from your ISP?




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  # 1347304 19-Jul-2015 18:47
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Cause not everyone is downloading full speed at the same time

 
 
 
 




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  # 1347307 19-Jul-2015 18:53
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So it is contested to the OLT?

Another question too, when i change from say a 30Mbit to a 100Mbit plan what actually happens? Does Chorus connect remotely to my ONT and make a software change there? Or do they go physically change something in a cabinet?

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  # 1347312 19-Jul-2015 19:16
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GPON supports 2.4Gbps down and 1.2Gbps up. This bandwidth (less multicast traffic) is shared between all users.

1Gbps P2P will cost you around 10x the price of GPON.





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  # 1347415 19-Jul-2015 23:55
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iNs3ct: I am connected to gigatown Dunedin 1Gbit fibre. As i understand it, Chorus uses GPON with a 16 way optical splitter at the cabinet for residential connections. If so, how can I be getting gigabit speeds? Or is Chorus using a p2p fibre link for gigabit connections?

Thanks


Basically everything sbiddle said.

As far as I understand it, splitter ratios are outside regulation, but i've heard Chorus themselves say they do 16-way splits. I'm pretty sure all other LFC's are doing 24-way -- not that it really matters. (2.48Gbps / 24 = pretty much 100Mbps). So you should be able to get 100Mbps fairly guaranteed even without paying for CIR.

Basically gigatown is very oversubscribed, but that's why it's so cheap - (it doesn't cost Chorus a cent more). For all intents and purposes this isn't likely to matter. If you really need a true 1Gbps then you should have no problem paying for it :)

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  # 1347444 20-Jul-2015 06:47
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iNs3ct: So it is contested to the OLT?

Another question too, when i change from say a 30Mbit to a 100Mbit plan what actually happens? Does Chorus connect remotely to my ONT and make a software change there? Or do they go physically change something in a cabinet?



There is no physical or remote changes it all through put control done at the PON end

a very bacsic way to look at the UFB network would be to image it as a lot of large pipes coming and going along the road and ending at individual delivery points - each of theses pipes is capable of 'Gigabit flows' but at the 'source' end there are a series of taps that restrict the flow - these are set to what ever you have requested to be delivered - change delivery plans and at the source end the taps are adjusted to meet that change

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