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12/5/2012 | 3:32:05 PM
re: Liberty Takes 120 Mbit/s to the Dutch
Hi NoCopper
thanks for the message.

My fault - I have reworked that part of the article to show that the new EuroDocsis gear is being used to provide two tiers of broadband service, one with a top downlink speed of 120 Mbit/s and another with a top speed of 60 Mbit/s.

Not sure on upstream - will see if I can get that data point.

Ray
NoCopper
NoCopper
12/5/2012 | 3:32:05 PM
re: Liberty Takes 120 Mbit/s to the Dutch
Please, can anybody explain the difference between Top Rate and Top Speed to those who are not so familiar with DOCSIS. What bandwidth does the subscriber actually get downstream and upstream from this service?
kingcharles
kingcharles
12/5/2012 | 3:32:04 PM
re: Liberty Takes 120 Mbit/s to the Dutch
10 Mb/s Upload for the 120 Download
& 6 Mb/s Upload for the 60 Download

So a big disadvantage to Fibre, which is symmetrical
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12/5/2012 | 3:32:04 PM
re: Liberty Takes 120 Mbit/s to the Dutch
Liberty Global just gave me those uplink numbers too, as well as prices.

The 120/10 Mbit/s service is Gé¼80 per month, while the 60/6 Mbit/s service is Gé¼60 per month.

Ray
stephencooke
stephencooke
12/5/2012 | 3:32:03 PM
re: Liberty Takes 120 Mbit/s to the Dutch
Hi Kingcharles,

"So a big disadvantage to Fibre, which is symmetrical"

No one actually wants "symmetrical" service. What people want is the bandwidth they need, in the direction they need, at the time they need it. A dynamic bandwidth amount/direction service would be more cost efficient for virtually everyone.

Thanks,

Steve.
DCITDave
DCITDave
12/5/2012 | 3:31:53 PM
re: Liberty Takes 120 Mbit/s to the Dutch
re: "A dynamic bandwidth amount/direction service would be more cost efficient for virtually everyone."

Too bad no one makes such a device today, right stephencooke? Or do they? Hmmm...

(Seriously, how's things?)
stephencooke
stephencooke
12/5/2012 | 3:31:51 PM
re: Liberty Takes 120 Mbit/s to the Dutch
Hi Phil,

We are in the process of raising our development round... this has gotten far more interesting thanks to Lehman, etc. The technology is good and the story keeps getting better so we are hopeful. Development starts next month and we have a field trial with a major ISP next summer.

Thanks,

Steve.
kingcharles
kingcharles
12/5/2012 | 3:31:42 PM
re: Liberty Takes 120 Mbit/s to the Dutch
Steve,

If you can deliver this technology then this is good news to a lot of providers I am sure.
Up to now it has proven that the upload speed is the restricting/annoyance factor for a lot of users.
At least it is over here (The Netherlands). I am aware that we are a bit more ahead in our usage then most other parts of the world and spoiled with the ammount of fibre access.
So a trial in NL might not be a bad idea too.

regards, KC


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