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Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Tue 17-Sep-13 17:21:06
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FTTC capacity


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I know that FTTC capacity only hold 288 houses but what happen if there is 450 houses? Does BT put two FTTC cabinets together?

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Standard User Ribble
(experienced) Tue 17-Sep-13 18:10:08
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Re: FTTC capacity


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288 is the maximum for a large Huawei cabinet, there are smaller cabinets from Huawei and ECI that Openreach use.
They dont typically install capacity for 100% of the lines connected to a PCP, but will typically install a cabinet to supply approximately 50% of the lines available.
if the cabinet reaches full capacity they may then add another, which is happening despite low demand in some other areas.

Edited by Ribble (Tue 17-Sep-13 18:11:39)

Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Tue 17-Sep-13 18:43:24
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Interesting as my area is approx 350 houses connected to Cabinet 8 (so, it look likely BT will installing large Huawei cabinet 288) but I know this area is connected too many virgin cable!

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Edited by adslmax (Tue 17-Sep-13 18:44:28)


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Standard User Chrysalis
(legend) Tue 17-Sep-13 18:45:48
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Re: FTTC capacity


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almost certianly will be ECI which seems to be what most new areas are getting.

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Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Tue 17-Sep-13 18:46:22
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Sorry but what is ECI ?

I found it here: ECI here: http://www.robertos.me.uk/html/bt_furniture_5.html

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Edited by adslmax (Tue 17-Sep-13 18:51:08)

Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 17-Sep-13 18:51:07
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Re: FTTC capacity


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In reply to a post by adslmax:
Sorry but what is ECI ?


Competitor to Huawei:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ECI_Telecom

and see:
http://robertos.me.uk/html/street_cabinets_etc.html

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Standard User Ignitionnet
(knowledge is power) Tue 17-Sep-13 18:51:38
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Re: FTTC capacity


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http://www.ecitele.com/Pages/Default.aspx

128 and 256 line cabinets.

350 lines isn't enough to require the 288 line Huawei especially with Virgin cable present and fairly high ADSL speeds.

In all honesty a 128 would probably be ample but they may put something bigger in as the actual hardware isn't the most expensive part of the operation.
Standard User woppy1010
(learned) Tue 17-Sep-13 18:54:47
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Is it better to match up modems? I'm almost sure my cab is an ECI model and my modem is a Huawei
Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Tue 17-Sep-13 18:54:55
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BT installing a very large cabinet in my area (other half side of 300 houses) this one connected to cabinet 6

http://postimg.org/image/ub9o9cc2r/

So, I expecting BT will installing a very large cabinet in cabinet 8 & 9 soon.

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Edited by adslmax (Tue 17-Sep-13 18:56:07)

Standard User Ignitionnet
(knowledge is power) Tue 17-Sep-13 18:56:32
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I guess that's what they had locally.

To be fair I have seen BT install a 288 into a cabinet passing less than 180 premises.

EDIT: This kinda thing is exactly why I said:

In reply to a post by Ignitionnet:
In all honesty a 128 would probably be ample but they may put something bigger in as the actual hardware isn't the most expensive part of the operation.


The actual cabinet and chassis are cheap. It's installing it, getting power and fibre to it and the line cards that are expensive.

Edited by Ignitionnet (Tue 17-Sep-13 18:58:25)

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