Other than maybe a local NAS or maybe an HTPC with a upgrade NIC what other devices are home users going to have that will benefit from it?
Your cell phone or any device on wifi won't
Any PC's that are still on HDD forget it they will be I/O limited
every device will need an SSD in it as the bare minimum.
Laptops i've yet see one with a Nic above 1Gbps and most people use them on wifi.
I get that more speed is always good but you also have to look at how practical it will be for the average home user with their equipment.
Exactly the point, 5 gigs across all the 4 ports is till worth.
But getting back at the point.. what scares me a bit is Rogers is not going public about their plan to compete with Bell, that makes me think that they don't actually have one. I hope I am wrong!
Provide me an example of what you would do at home with 5gigs across 4 ports?
Wow. And this is being offered to residential customers too.
With this in mind, I'm sure Rogers is really eager to push OFDMA as soon as possible, but it seems that not a single ISP in the industry has launched it yet. It seems that there are some vendor issues that need to be cleared. Higher upload speeds are more important now than ever before today as our consumption increases. The higher the upload speed, the greater the QOS.
Once Rogers pushes out OFDMA, I'm really hoping they can maximize the amount of bandwidth they can squeeze out with the available RF spectrum. They should upgrade existing customers on current Ignite internet plan with higher upload speeds for free. It is a great of providing amazing customer service and it shows that the investments they are putting on the network are really worth it.
User1 is uploading large files to the cloud ( over 300 gb)
User2 is watching a stream in 4K
user3 is download a large game over 100 gb
user4 is running a server
All at the same time, so yeah I think faster speed is definitely better, and the max upload is only 30 mbs right now and that's a downside. On the other hand I agree that most families will be perfectly fine with Gigabit speed.
It looks like the rogers coda modem does apparently have the capability to somewhat offer similar performance. Granted its not symmetrical.
• DOCSIS 3.1 data rate: Up to 5Gps with 2 OFDM 192MHz
DOCSIS 3.1 data rate: Up to 700Mbps with OFDMA 96MHz upstream channels
Those are the theoretical maximum of the modem.
In the real world you have noise to deal with and capacity issues and limited spectrum etc.
Rogers will most like be using different hardware by the time the network could support that.
User4 is out you are not suppose to be running a server on a residential connection pretty sure its in the Rogers TOS.
The rest is fine on the current offering minus user1 that is the biggest issue right now poor uploads.
That is true but the small "business" packages are practically the same as residential in terms of speed other than a slightly bumped up 50 mbps upload. So people on small business packages that work from home can apply to that hypothetical situation.