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Discussion in 'OS X Server / Xserve / Networking' started by King, May 26, 2009.
here is the link
I'm curious, did you get pure fiber (FTTH) or hybrid fiber (VDSL2 aka fiber to the IDF-copper to the home)?
didnt know pa because PLDT not yet installed. will keep you posted.
Are you on PLDT Enterprise? It's relatively easy to do the first one if you have the right equipment, since enterprise broadband uses PPPoE when bridging (not sure about their new BEYOND FIBER offering, but their standard enterprise plans for sure). Just plug the fiber to a GPON SFP module, then to a router. Or get a decent router with a GPON port. After that, connect using your PPPoE credentials. That's what I'm planning to do once I receive the stuff; been inspired by this guy (he's a huge nerd, and so am I ):
PLDT Home is a whole different ballgame though. A big PITA, as far as I know, as they usually don't allow replacing the ONU (modem/router) other than what they've provided. In that case, the second option is the only viable option -- connecting your third party router to the PLDT ONU via LAN, then request to have the ONU operate on bridge mode, maybe also disable the WiFi radios on it as well.
What are the advantages of using a subscriber-provided GPON SFP module rather than the one supplied by PLDT?
PLDT Enterprise FibrBiz Plan 1699, 1899 and 3000 all use PLDT Home GPON ONUs.
I was looking for Ubiquiti GPON FSP and it presented me with some options.
What I wonder is how will PLDT or any other ISP do when troubleshooting a bad connection? They may end up blaming your GPON FSP rather than their network failure.
Parang its an unnecessary expense to get the last 1% of performance and having 1 device rather than 2?
I guess it's all about who takes responsibility and who gets full control of the equipment.
With subscriber-provided equipment, the ISP can still monitor the link down to the ONU (i.e. they can see if an ONU is connected to the network), they just can't remotely access it. If the link is down, they'll treat it as any other link issue. But if the link is up and there's a slowdown, they can certainly blame your equipment; they would at least ask you to use their ONU first to confirm that it is a problem on their network.
Also, the subscriber can have full control of VoIP provided by the ISP (assuming the ISP gives those credentials too). You could, for example, forego the landline phone they provided and instead, put a sophisticated phone system behind it. Answering machines, phone extensions, IVR... it can go deep real quick. lol
Of course, the downside is that since you own all of that equipment, it'll be up to you to configure everything. There's no support from the ISP... unless you pay for that as well.
Btw... even their gigabit plan uses PLDT Home ONUs. Such a shame; I was expecting something more robust.
How would you know if your fiber connection is of the pure type vs the hybrid?
In other words.... if it's a hobby of yours or something you learned at work then just stick to a more simple "bridge mode".
So at the very least its you can fall back on PLDT-supplied GPON ONU if the subscriber-supplied router goes wonky.
It all depends on a use case.
I am using the PLDT-supplied ONU in bridge mode and the landline from the ONU (POTS) is hooked up to a Cisco CallManager Express (FXO). We have 6 IP phones sharing that one outside line. My system also has provisions for wired extensions (FXS), one of which is currently used by the help (local/extension calls only, no outside line).
You'd want a clear demarcation between your equipment and the CPE so that changes applied by you (downstream of the CPE) or by the telco, will have minimal effect on the other.
If you have an ONU (the handset is connected directly to the modem) then you have a FTTH connection. The hybrid one has a splitter from the line jack where one connects to the handset and one connects to the modem. Mine is the latter.
Fibr has a speed boost promo.
Is the speed boost at the reduced prices permanent, or only until January 31, 2021, after which the prices will revert to the standard rates?
Example: under the promo 150mbps will just be P3049/P3149/P3498, but after January 31, will 150mbps go back to the P4099?
Where did you see this promo? Can't seem to find it anywhere on the net.
Tried to avail this.
The CSR has no idea with this promo.
It's not in their system yet.
Ended up upgrading to Unli Fibr P2999 (100 MBPS).
Their P3099 100 MBPS Fibr Plus costs just P100 more, but upon making inquiries, there will be a P1500 Cignal box fee (payable up to 3 months) and the mesh router will not be yours, you need to surrender those when you unsubscribe.
Plus we already our Mi Box S. And the Cignal Plan included in just the plan P290, mainly free-to-air channels.
I got an SMS message and email regarding the promo.
Answering my own question, the speed boost for the minimal add-on price is only up to January 31, 2021, after which you pay the standard rates for the upgraded speed (P4099 in my example above). If you don't want to pay for the higher amount after the promo period, you must opt out on or before January 31.
Details, terms and conditions here:
Thanks for sharing the link. I think I'll pass on this speed boost. I'm scared we'll get too used to the 150 Mbps speed for the next 2 months then be disappointed to "downgrade" back to 50 Mbps. Hehhe.
this will just mean speed slow down everywhere, adding 100 for a temporary speed boost is good when needed, but like the lowest plan 1699 and 1899 both gets 50mbps with 99 pesos added, isnt it unfair for the 1899 subscriber?
also its like selling their congested network bandwidth for profit, they cant even fulfill the promised speed and now they want you to pay more to get an unrealistic speed boost? read the fine print, it said, upto 50mbps, may be you get 31mbps which is 1mbps for 99pesos, ;-)
may be they should give you a boost of double your speed at 99 pesos so you can experience what can you get if you upgrade your plan, I am on 1899 and I tried when they gave a free speedboost of 50mbps and I dont really feels the difference expect less hiccups (which I should have even at 30mbps) and smoother (not really faster as it still has timeout as always), and not feeling anything when reverted to 30mbps
Thought about getting the promo speed as well in preparation for next gen console gaming since the file size have increased. We have a measly 3 or 5Mbps cable internet during the PS3 days and I have to download the updates and games when it's off peak hours to get good speeds and to avoid having a corrupt download.
I can already see a tsunami of complaints when the promo expires because of the sudden increase in the charges. Usually few people are reading the mechanics.
Well, you know that something is fishy when the Chief Revenue Officer is the one making the pitch.