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*** Official Hyperoptic Discussion Thread ***

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by ntg, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. ntg

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 24, 2008

    Posts: 2,491

    What's your experience like?

    Do you get the advertised speeds?

    Do they throttle speeds or have any download limitations?

    Do they shape traffic to limit torrents etc?

    Is the network reliable?
     
  2. Fluke?

    Hitman

    Joined: Mar 28, 2006

    Posts: 922

    Location: South Glos

    There is a Hyperoptic subforum on Think Broadband..

    Looka

    Gigabit web at home for £60pcm. Mmmm. :)
     
  3. ~Divine~Wind~

    Underboss

    Joined: Jun 14, 2004

    Posts: 15,978

    Location: Newcastle U/T

    gb @home???
    nice :D

    Whats the monthly usage allowance?
     
  4. bledd

    Don

    Joined: Oct 21, 2002

    Posts: 46,552

    Location: Parts Unknown

    I've seen a few speed tests on here before, looks insane!
     
  5. Gigabit

    Mobster

    Joined: Apr 9, 2012

    Posts: 11,777

    If only the government looked at this rather than constantly favouring/choosing BT (even though there products are vastly inferior - FTTC is NOT future-proof) - *sigh*.
     
  6. bremen1874

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 20, 2008

    Posts: 10,800

    You expect the government to favour a system that's basically only viable in certain blocks of city centre flats, to a system that's potentially available to the majority of the country over existing infrastructure?

    New infrastructure is horribly expensive. Even the mass cable roll-out that became Virgin Media only touched a fraction of the country, and that was a financial disaster.
     
  7. Woden

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 7, 2011

    Posts: 6,704

    Location: Oldham, Lancashire

    Economy in a mess, FTTC gives the best when taking into account cost.
     
  8. R3X

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 9, 2013

    Posts: 2,448

    some quotes on that link of interest

    "Overall Speed: It is glorious to have 1Gbps. I use 2 yr old Macbook Air and get 200Mbps+ over wifi and 700Mbps over wired connection"

    "First Invoice was £156 including installation etc.

    Now £60 a month including VAT. Totally worth it."

    I am shocked something like this exist and works for this day and age, would have imagined at least 10 years away.... next year virgin/bt try for 150-200meg.... Yet this is really amazing speeds and cheap considering speeds!
     
  9. R3X

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 9, 2013

    Posts: 2,448

  10. bremen1874

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 20, 2008

    Posts: 10,800

    It's easy for them because they can cherry pick their locations. Ask them to provide the same service to the majority of homes in any small UK town and it'd be a completely different matter.
     
  11. Snazzyjazzy

    Gangster

    Joined: Aug 7, 2010

    Posts: 100

  12. Mr-White

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 12, 2002

    Posts: 14,624

    Location: In my own little world

    That's a bargain compared to BT and Virgin :eek:

    MW
     
  13. V-Spec

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 8, 2005

    Posts: 3,698

    Location: London

    I've had 1G hyperoptic installed since July and it's just 1G metro ethernet, it does what it says on the tin lol.

    [​IMG]

    The ping to UK game servers is impressive too, I jump on servers with a ping of 1,

    [root@freenas ~]# ping multiplay.co.uk
    PING multiplay.co.uk (85.236.96.26): 56 data bytes
    64 bytes from 85.236.96.26: icmp_seq=0 ttl=58 time=0.766 ms
    64 bytes from 85.236.96.26: icmp_seq=1 ttl=58 time=0.648 ms
    64 bytes from 85.236.96.26: icmp_seq=2 ttl=58 time=0.805 ms
    64 bytes from 85.236.96.26: icmp_seq=3 ttl=58 time=0.737 ms
    64 bytes from 85.236.96.26: icmp_seq=4 ttl=58 time=0.640 ms
     
  14. Omar

    Hitman

    Joined: May 31, 2005

    Posts: 752

    Location: London

    I've had Hyperoptic service since August too, it has been flawless so far:

    SpeedTest to Ookla's gigabit test server hosted in Amsterdam:

    [​IMG]

    and a more recent one from tonight:

    [​IMG]

    Highest actual in-use speeds I've seen were on some Steam downloads that peaked at 32 MBytes/s (256 Mbit/s).
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2013
  15. JAzz

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 3,112

    Good lord.....
     
  16. Gigabit

    Mobster

    Joined: Apr 9, 2012

    Posts: 11,777

    Your upload is much, much faster than my download :( .
     
  17. KIA

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 14, 2004

    Posts: 13,536

    Fire up a private torrent. ;)
     
  18. Caged

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 23,384

    BDUK funds Openreach because they are the only people who put cables into the ground and don't also run an ISP. If they gave the money to Virgin or these guys then in a lot of places the only option for fast broadband would be to buy it from a private company who got a government subsidy to be there. That's the reason most/all of the rural broadband projects haven't received government funding, because they either refuse to or don't have the infrastructure in place to allow competing suppliers to use their cables.
     
  19. sony007

    Associate

    Joined: Feb 27, 2007

    Posts: 38

    I'm waiting to get this installed but man their customer services sucks, one minute it was meant to be installed october 2013 then Nov 2013 then by mid Jan 2014, I just called up today and now hopefully by the end of the month:confused:


    Personally I think £60 is a bit excessive for the 1gig in 2014 but having a constant download/upload speed with no restrictions on volume of data also having to use sky broadband with no option of their fibre service or any other fibre provider service in the apartments I just have to try out the 1gig when it becomes live.
     
  20. Caged

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 23,384

    Lol?