Well TBH I think BTOR must of got lost blowing the fibre due to 3.5 years later after installing all the hardware in the pit and up the pole and said they will be next blowing the fibre yet its still not here
One slide was focussed on fibre.
Essentially, they want to change to a model that requires less splicing out at/near the customer ("connectorisation"), and a different type of cable - "SST".
The implication of the latter was that this type of cable would work better for "slightly blocked ducts", in that it would be better able to push through blockages better - so there was much less need to call out a digging team.
The implication there was that these two items are a significant reason why FTTPoD is not as cheap to deploy (in reality) as they would like.
There was also the mention that (re-confirmation, I guess) that one major factor against FTTP was that, even with enough money, there aren't enough people to do the work. They're already importing people from East Europe to do the work...
TBH I wouldn't even mind them installing a fibre cabinet with a node in it, thing is would that be compatible with all the fibre hardware currently installed in the BT pit and up the pole? or would this use our copper line from the PCP Cabinet like FTTC?
Any kind of node will terminate fibre from the exchange head-end, and connect to the copper coming into the house.
But in a way the fibre manifold that we currently have in the BT pit, is in a way a node if you think about it, by the means it splits of a main fibre into multiple of others, so if this is to be true then our hardware shouldn't need changing, or am I wrong again like I am normally
The manifold is actually only a plastic pot that holds the end of 7 or 12 empty tubes (blown fibre tubes).
When you want service, they would install a drop line to your house, comprised of more empty tube - and join it to the manifold. They then blow the actual fibre from the DP further back in the network (which might only be at the foot of the pole, but might be a previous pole - probably one DP per 4 or 5 poles) through the tube to the splice point that they install on the outside of the home.
Edited by WWWombat (Mon 20-Apr-15 20:10:11)