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Standard User WWWombat
(knowledge is power) Fri 25-Nov-16 00:58:12
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KCOM Lightstream hardware


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It hasn't been easy to find references to the hardware being used by KCOM for the Lightstream rollout.

Finally, however, I recently found a Youtube video that answers a few questions...

- Using blown fibre tubing into the homes
- 32-way split GPON
- ECI Hi-Focus F152 Head-End OLT (like BT)
- 16 PONs per linecard, terminating on GPLT16 cards
Standard User PaulKirby
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 25-Nov-16 02:21:45
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Re: KCOM Lightstream hardware


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I like the speed of the first fibre speed test he did (938 Mbps) smile

As for that splitter node, it looks different to our one, ours was round.

Paul

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Standard User adriandaz
(experienced) Fri 25-Nov-16 05:29:20
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Re: KCOM Lightstream hardware


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Ahh yes remember seeing that a while ago smile

The majority of the rollout is been done by BT MSL and a few other contractors. BT MSL also manage the network so possibly why a lot of the principles are the same as BT FTTP.

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Standard User adriandaz
(experienced) Sat 26-Nov-16 14:24:05
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Re: KCOM Lightstream hardware


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Also seem to remember from when I worked there that they wanted to keep the split much lower if possible in most cases.

The Ultra packages have a CIR and EIR of 250/30.

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Standard User PaulKirby
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 26-Nov-16 16:14:24
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We have a split of 32 at our Splitter Node which is located the bottom of our road, however that only goes to the one pole that currently have about 5 or 6 homes on it that have FTTP.

Its just the contention in the actual network that slows us down.

Paul

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Standard User adriandaz
(experienced) Sat 26-Nov-16 17:31:58
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Also I think Mr Whale is back at BT now sorting out FTTP in London.

He was the guy responsible for pioneering the Hull FTTP programme, the early days were going to be FTTC.

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Standard User Icaras
(experienced) Mon 28-Nov-16 13:24:21
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BT Managed Services Ltd?

Is that what you mean?
Standard User adriandaz
(experienced) Mon 28-Nov-16 18:30:19
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In reply to a post by Icaras:
BT Managed Services Ltd?

Is that what you mean?


Yeah.

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