Just thinking aloud about ECI and Huawei cabs: You're fundamentally very correct of course; but as time goes by the ECI cabinets will fill up possibly even if they get an extension pod, and as they don't install ECI cabs any more OR will plonk a Huawei one next to it for you to be connected up to. I suppose that even when one cab fills up and another is installed because of continued demand, there would still be no absolute guarantee that you'd get connected to the newer cabinet; i.e., you may be really unlucky if a few people move house and/or cancel their service, leaving spaces on the old ECI one.
It's a shame Huawei's 288+ cabinets have to be about twice the size of ECI's 128/256 (they're externally identical) cabinets. If Huawei's 96-line cabinets support vectoring and G.INP then it's nothing to do with requiring more space (not that I thought that anyway, I think the Huawei 288+ cabinets are comically large to be honest). And it's simply because ECI have shown that it can be done in a much more compact way, unfortunately in an inferior manner. I wouldn't really care, but massive green cabinets everywhere might lead to more complaints than small(er) ones.
Edited by gazzyk1ns (Mon 21-Aug-17 23:08:00)