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Author Topic: New "BT Smart Hub"  (Read 27987 times)

Geekofbroadband

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New "BT Smart Hub"
« on: May 04, 2016, 08:47:08 PM »

Just got an email about it and registered  :)
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Re: New "BT Smart Hub"
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2016, 08:49:31 PM »

It's a good way to hopefully get some more value out of their broadband. I can't help but think that this is designed to distract from the price hikes though.
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Re: New "BT Smart Hub"
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2016, 09:39:26 PM »

At the technical level, it will be interesting to know of what component parts that item is constructed.
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Re: New "BT Smart Hub"
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2016, 08:48:23 PM »

As b*cat says it'll be interesting to see whats under the hood of this one.

I wonder if it will be G.fast compatable.

I would imagine its either going to be G.fast compatable or they are looking to replace previous hubs to streamline things.
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Re: New "BT Smart Hub"
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2016, 09:22:47 PM »

It will certainly be interesting if it is G.Fast compatible.

Purely because G.992.1, G.992.3, G.992.5 & G.993.2 all operate in FDD (frequency division duplexing) mode whereas G.Fast operates in TDD (time division duplexing) mode.

For those wishing to do some reading on the subject, the ITU-T recommendations for G.Fast can be downloaded in PDF format -- G.9700 & G.9701.
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Re: New "BT Smart Hub"
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2016, 09:28:17 PM »

A femtocell and a Broadcom hopefully.

Also seeing as this looks like a free upgrade they're probably trying to kill the HH5 which seems like a great idea.

Question is will Plusnet do the same?
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Re: New "BT Smart Hub"
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2016, 07:51:22 PM »

Haven't BT usually released the Type A models first, which have been Lantiq based in the past? And since Lantiq is now part of Intel, the new BT Smart Hub might be based on Intel chips? Maybe even an Atom CPU?  :P
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Re: New "BT Smart Hub"
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2016, 08:42:54 PM »

But Intel just abandoned Atom.
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Re: New "BT Smart Hub"
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2016, 09:10:15 PM »

Does that mean they had a huge load of Atom CPUs to get rid of cheap?  :P
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Re: New "BT Smart Hub"
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2016, 07:09:40 PM »

Dunno if this helps, but this is all I've yet found that makes reference to Home Hub 6 might be of interest to someone.

http://www.danieldesigner.co.uk/bt.html


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Re: New "BT Smart Hub"
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2016, 07:24:04 PM »

I can't see any mention of line stats, attenuation, SNR margin, Max Attainable etc.
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Re: New "BT Smart Hub"
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2016, 07:38:34 PM »

There'll be a speed test built in? :lol:
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Re: New "BT Smart Hub"
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2016, 08:08:38 PM »

@RayW Good find.

It looks like its the guy who's designing it.

I hope anyone that gets ahold of it will take some photos and spill the beans on it :)
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Re: New "BT Smart Hub"
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2016, 10:22:55 AM »

He said the ETA was Q3 of 2015 so the design could have changed dramatically.
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Re: New "BT Smart Hub"
« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2016, 07:40:07 AM »

uSwitch are saying BT will unveil the new hub on 16 or 17 June (http://www.uswitch.com/broadband/news/2016/06/bt_to_unveil_home_hub_6/)
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