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Are FTTP speeds close to maximum?

gunsmoke
Grafter
Posts: 71
Registered: 02-05-2012

Are FTTP speeds close to maximum?

Hi everyone
Been up and running on FTTP for several months now, (on 80/20 unlimited) & while i'm not checking the speed everyday, it doesnt seem to have gone much above 50Mbps at all.
Is there DLM on FTTP or could it be something else not allowing the full 80 (or 76 or whatever its called)
my IP profile comes up as 78/20 or something close to that
Thanks
GunSmoke
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Community Veteran
Posts: 6,818
Registered: 27-10-2012

Re: Are FTTP speeds close to maximum?

Even though it's a 80/20 service, your max d/l speed will be around 70Mbps. U/l speed will be probably be slightly higher than 20Mbps.
I don't fully understand why the IP Profiles are set below the line speed (are they 96% of line speed?) and then there seems to be some kind of speed limit in place. I know there are overheads etc. but I'm pretty sure someone on FTTC living with 100m of their cabinet will have a better speed test result than someone on the 80/20 FTTP.
Are you using speedtest.net? What's the range of results you get?
gunsmoke
Grafter
Posts: 71
Registered: 02-05-2012

Re: Are FTTP speeds close to maximum?

I've been getting somewhere around 45 to 55 Mbps when I have checked.
thats using http://speedtest.btwholesale.com/
Upload has normally been around 18 or so I think
GunSmoke
VileReynard
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Re: Are FTTP speeds close to maximum?

I think you are talking about FTTC, not FTTP.
I get 65Mbps downloads (actual speed) on FTTC.

gunsmoke
Grafter
Posts: 71
Registered: 02-05-2012

Re: Are FTTP speeds close to maximum?

speedtest.net just gave me 59 down & 19 up
bt speedtest just gave 44 down & 17 up & IP profile 76.8
everything has been done wired
VFDoD trust me, its FTTP
Community Veteran
Posts: 6,818
Registered: 27-10-2012

Re: Are FTTP speeds close to maximum?

We have a similar debate on Superzoom's thread on the other forum...probably best we move things here
SuperZoom
Grafter
Posts: 353
Registered: 17-05-2013

Re: Are FTTP speeds close to maximum?

I don't especially mind if a moderator wants to move my thread  (for the 2nd time!  Smiley )
I posted in the general broadband forum because the way I saw it the issues weren't specifically about FTTP - rather, FTTP allows the real issues to be seen more clearly because it eliminates lots of pesky variables.
I still see it that way, but I don't want to annoy people either!