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Standard User Bobby_Valentino
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 20-Aug-11 11:44:40
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Connecting Fibre from Exchange to FTTC cab


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Iv just seen a FTTC cab installed adjacent next to the existing green cab, however how did BT deploy the fibre cables to connect the FTTC cab back to the exchange without there clearly being no digging work on the road?!

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Standard User chris6273
(member) Sat 20-Aug-11 11:50:57
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Re: Connecting Fibre from Exchange to FTTC cab


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BT Openreach blow the fibre cables to the FTTC cabinets down existing ducts.

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Standard User Bobby_Valentino
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 20-Aug-11 12:20:26
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In reply to a post by chris6273:
BT Openreach blow the fibre cables to the FTTC cabinets down existing ducts.

Ah interesting. They must have some beefy equipment for it to be blown far distances.

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Standard User adebov
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 20-Aug-11 12:24:16
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Re: Connecting Fibre from Exchange to FTTC cab


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In answer to your original "what if it gets stuck" question, Openreach have some very small engineers (descended from Oompa-Loompas I believe) who are sent down to lubricate the fibre with magic goo.

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Standard User Bobby_Valentino
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 20-Aug-11 14:34:19
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In reply to a post by adebov:
In answer to your original "what if it gets stuck" question, Openreach have some very small engineers (descended from Oompa-Loompas I believe) who are sent down to lubricate the fibre with magic goo.

laugh

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Standard User LeJimster
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 20-Aug-11 23:28:01
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In reply to a post by adebov:
In answer to your original "what if it gets stuck" question, Openreach have some very small engineers (descended from Oompa-Loompas I believe) who are sent down to lubricate the fibre with magic goo.


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Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Sun 21-Aug-11 10:18:29
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Not quite.

With these 'main' fibres it's all in the sheathing already, so the cables are pulled in via existing E-side duct routes, and then jointed/spiced off as and where. Smaller runs will have 'empty' cable sheath pulled in, and the fibre blown through as required.

Standard User bgriffiths
(member) Sun 21-Aug-11 21:40:48
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quite long distances too...

Our exchange, about 6 miles west of Cambridge, is due to accept first orders around Feb 2012. The exchange serves a number of villages within a 2-3 mile radius. However a recent project update from BT says that fibre service will in fact be provisioned from another larger exchange just south of Cambridge city centre. Presumably the local exchange is just a garden shed of some sort and too small for the associated fibre kit. From the update it seems they are intending to run a mix of fttc & fttp from poles. Our postcode is listed as getting fttp from the only cab in the village. Getting quite excited now smile

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Standard User charles1
(newbie) Sun 21-Aug-11 23:06:59
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Our postcode is listed as getting fttp from the only cab in the village.


I don't think FTTP comes from cabinets. More likely to arrive via nodes in underground joint boxes and/or at the top of poles.

Anyway, hope you enjoy the speed when it gets there smile

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sun 21-Aug-11 23:26:17
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In reply to a post by charles1:
In reply to a post by bgriffiths:
Our postcode is listed as getting fttp from the only cab in the village.
I don't think FTTP comes from cabinets. More likely to arrive via nodes in underground joint boxes and/or at the top of poles.

Anyway, hope you enjoy the speed when it gets there smile
Correct, but smile.

There is an Openreach spreadsheet from April that lists cabinets and postcodes for deployment of FTTC and FTTP. There is no discernable difference between the two except most cabinets are FTTC and some are FTTP.

So presumably what it means is the lines on that cabinet will get FTTP, though as you rightly say it is unlikely to be via the cabinet.

I believe at the moment brownfield FTTP will still have the PSTN service over the existing copper. Even some of the trial areas I think, but could be wrong on that. Only greenfield might get both broadband and PSTN over the fibre in the foreseeable future.

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