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Standard User cheshire_man
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 09-Jun-16 13:42:08
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Lymm Cabinet 18 expansion


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Our youngest son is moving from a rented place in Lymm and has bought a house in Lymm and moving in shortly. The rental had FTTC via Cab 3, their new place is connected to Cab 18.

I can't locate Cab 18 - the Mouselike site has no mapping data for the cab so I've no idea where it actually is.

The BT checker gives the status Status "Your area is enabled for Superfast Fibre but demand is high on your cabinet right now. This means you may not be able to order fibre today but we're working to increase capacity. Please check back for an update."

He hasn't been able to order FTTC, he's told the cab is full. Is there any way of seeing what, if any, expansion plans there are and timescales?

Also, any other way of locating the Cab?

Tony
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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 09-Jun-16 13:47:55
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Re: Lymm Cabinet 18 expansion


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Cabinet and fibre twin is most likely just outside the exchange at https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.3776599,-2.4727639...

Never seen a cabinet that got full that has not had expansion happen, but it can be a few weeks to some months depending on the expansion that is needed e.g. new cards, more copper link cables or a new fibre twin

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Standard User cheshire_man
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 09-Jun-16 13:53:54
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Re: Lymm Cabinet 18 expansion


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Thanks. I'd looked on Google Earth and saw the exchange but couldn't see any cabinets. Given the Streetview images are 2011 then any FTTC won't be visible but I'd have thought the 'old' cabinet would be. Or are they sometimes in the exchange premises?

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Standard User WWWombat
(knowledge is power) Thu 09-Jun-16 13:56:18
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Re: Lymm Cabinet 18 expansion


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The now-common upgrade for EO lines is to build a new PCP outside the exchange building, and build a new FTTC cabinet next to it.

From the location, I'd say this likely...
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 09-Jun-16 13:58:14
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And I believe the postcodes served were previously Exchange Only ones.

I wonder if I can crowd fund a grand tour of all 5,500 telephone exchanges smile

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Standard User Ribble
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 09-Jun-16 14:06:15
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Re: Lymm Cabinet 18 expansion


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HTTPS://goo.gl/maps/X4hwxaBJF2v

Seems to me that the cab is full.
Standard User cheshire_man
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 09-Jun-16 14:06:16
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As far as my son's house is concerned - ~150m line-of-sight from the exchange - it's clearly said to be serviced by Cab 18, nothing to say it's an EO line.

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Standard User cheshire_man
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 09-Jun-16 14:08:07
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I'd just found that one, can't see a Cab no. But it looks to be A 96 or 128 line capacity cabinet.

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Standard User burakkucat
(experienced) Thu 09-Jun-16 14:33:42
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The "fibre" cabinet, shown in the image to which Ribble posted a link, is equipped with a Huawei SmartAX MA5616 MSAN. Such a device is able to serve a maximum of 128 lines.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 09-Jun-16 14:59:29
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Not an exchange only line now, but believe it probably was in the past

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