said by Guspaz:Does shaw do symmetrical speed? said by Martin:
T'inquiet maxmai, Bell attends juste que Vidoétron sorte leur petit 200mbit/s pour riposter avec une vitesse que Pédalo est incapable d'offrir! Déjà que VL est incapable de fournir une vitesse d'upload égale à celle du download, j'vois mal comment il pourrait rivaliser avec son petit réseau de coax dépassé...
Shaw out west is already selling 250Mbps over cable, so theoretically Videotron can do the same (although they'd have to eliminate analog cable TV to make room like Shaw did). Bell's FTTH deployments are currently very limited, they'll need to be a lot more widespread before they can compare to a good DOCSIS 3.0 deployment.
Besides, Bell is deploying GPON, which when you think about it is pretty similar to a cable deployment, since you have a large fixed amount of bandwidth (2.488 Gbps down, 1.244 Gbps up) that is shared among a bunch of users (up to 128 subscribers per GPON node, typically 32). DOCSIS 3.0 deployments with higher degrees of channel-bonding and/or multiple bonding sets can do the same.
10G-PON, on the other hand... by that point, cable will have to migrate to FTTH. But the upgrade path for DSL and cable to fibre is pretty much the same... They're both pushing their nodes closer and closer to copper served customers, and eventually they swap out the last mile with fibre... Cable carriers can even use RFoG to deliver existing cable-based services over fibre-to-the-home, even analog cable, digital cable, or cable internet. Although cable internet over RFoG seems a bit silly to me.