Now, we know the way that Openreach are installing cabs in the uk is.. (please correct me if im wrong here).
Additional Metal Cabinet installed somewhere close to existing PCP.
Trench Dug between the 2 cabinets.
Power supplied to fibre cab.
Fibre dragged to Fibre Cabinet
Copper connections between new cabinet and old cabinet.
Testing etc etc
Conenctions when people order
What would have made faaaaar more sense to me: -
Install a much larger cabinet over the top of existing cab
Drag fibre to cab
Install DSLAMS in the top part of cabinet.
Test, and link up to copper bits as needed.
To me, this is far far more sensible, it has lots of other benefits as well.
Power is already there.
When it gets to the point when copper is defunct, you have all that space in the bottom of the cab.
And obviously Expansion becomes easier over the years.
No extra cab.
Less physical footprint.
Easier to job manage.
Less complaints from authorities about protecting the environment
Less /no ? planning permission.
I'm sure they spent thousands on expensive job managers to tell them how to install the fibre system into the UK, but with 5 minutes thought, i can see extensive benefits to doing it this way, rather than the existing way. especially with the long term view in mind.
December PCP to postcode checker