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  Reply # 1984514 27-Mar-2018 21:49
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rugrat: If the ONT is no where near the TV can wifi be used or does it need to be wired directly to TV?

Netflix does UHD over wifi fine, using 5 gig hertz frequency.


The ONTs don’t have wifi.

Which brings up an interesting question about how your average consumer will actually connect to the second port on the ONT. It will be beyond most people even though to you and I it sounds easy.

Presumably it will require an STB and technician install. Which smells a lot more like a Sky offering than a Freeview one.

Maybe Chorus should just buy Sky while the share prices are down! They have the workforce to deliver it already!

Another thing... if this takes off, one would assume the other LFCs would pretty much have to follow suit

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steve98:

The ONTs don’t have wifi.

 

Not yet. It's in the pricebook since 2011 actually and Chorus is working on bringing it to market I think.


 
 
 
 


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steve98:
rugrat: If the ONT is no where near the TV can wifi be used or does it need to be wired directly to TV?

Netflix does UHD over wifi fine, using 5 gig hertz frequency.


The ONTs don’t have wifi.

Which brings up an interesting question about how your average consumer will actually connect to the second port on the ONT. It will be beyond most people even though to you and I it sounds easy.

Presumably it will require an STB and technician install. Which smells a lot more like a Sky offering than a Freeview one.

Maybe Chorus should just buy Sky while the share prices are down! They have the workforce to deliver it already!

Another thing... if this takes off, one would assume the other LFCs would pretty much have to follow suit

 

 

 

Would you be able to plug a WiFi router into the ONT?


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  Reply # 1986345 31-Mar-2018 12:39
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hio77:

yep, announced it for sky and then later freeview today.


 


It's a win for everyone really, scale-able via multicast over the existing fibre network, offering a cheaper product that supplies more bandwidth. 


For chorus, It's money in their pocket. Not only for the STB connection but then it just makes sense to uptake fibre over DSL or Wireless..


 


I'm keen to see how it all plays out, Certainly something I'm supportive of.



Will we still be able to use STB box like VUplus box running openvix but with a cable input?
Or will it be custom boxes?



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  Reply # 1986346 31-Mar-2018 12:39
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psychnurse:

 

Would you be able to plug a WiFi router into the ONT?

 

 

Yes. That's exactly what everyone with an ONT does now to get Wifi from their fibre connection.


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  Reply # 1986364 31-Mar-2018 13:31
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DarthKermit:

 

psychnurse:

 

Would you be able to plug a WiFi router into the ONT?

 

 

Yes. That's exactly what everyone with an ONT does now to get Wifi from their fibre connection.

 

 

 

 

So you would end up with 2 routers, that seems ok.


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