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Standard User cartwright33
(newbie) Mon 22-Jan-18 17:38:46
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FTTrn


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Hello, I'm currently about 1.5km away from my Fibre cab and consequently get quite low speed. However, last week a new box appeared outside my house. It's not a box shape I've ever seen before. It stands about 4 feet high and is square in shape, probably about a foot on each side.

It's definitely an OR box, same green colour, same positioned air vents in the door, and it's connected to a new OR footway box. It was put in by a company that said they were working for Carillion Telent. It can't be an EO box, too small, and it's smaller than the 128s. The only thing I think it could possible be is a FTTrn box.

So my question is, has anyone seen an FTTrn box in the wild? Does this sound like it, and if so, do you know whether the box is a VDSL box or a g.fast box?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 22-Jan-18 17:51:09
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G.fast is not being deployed in a FTTrn guise at present, so it will be VDSL2 if its anything

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Standard User cartwright33
(newbie) Mon 22-Jan-18 18:02:17
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Excellent. Given it is right outside then I guess that will be giving me 80Mg. As I've already got FTTC albeit slow, I take it this will automatically give me a boost once they move my copper line to this new box. Next worry is what to do with all that speed...


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Standard User craski
(committed) Mon 22-Jan-18 18:09:52
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In reply to a post by cartwright33:
It stands about 4 feet high and is square in shape, probably about a foot on each side.


A stand-alone square box at 1ft x 1ft x 4ft doesnt sound like any of the current FTTC or G.Fast cabinets.

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Standard User tdw42
(learned) Mon 22-Jan-18 18:11:07
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Does it look like the one in the pictures in this http://forums.thinkbroadband.com/fibre/f/4380813-ftt... article?

I thought Openreach had pretty much given up on FTTrN as the costs to install a power supply cabinet were not that different to an AIO, having not solved the problem of providing remote power (from the exchange and/or customers).
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 22-Jan-18 18:30:21
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No automatic boost you need to order a FTTC/VDSL2 based service to get the benefit

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Standard User witchunt
(committed) Mon 22-Jan-18 18:46:44
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The only FTTrn nodes I have seen are either underground or pole mounted.
Other utilities also use green box's , e.g. virgin cable in many areas and water companies for their telemetry equipment, as well as transco for gas.

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Standard User cartwright33
(newbie) Mon 22-Jan-18 19:26:27
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Yes, looks like that. So we have a positive ID... Looking promising.
Standard User cartwright33
(newbie) Mon 22-Jan-18 19:29:57
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But I already have a vdsl product. Won't the router just see this as a line that suddenly get less noisy?
Standard User cartwright33
(newbie) Mon 22-Jan-18 19:35:00
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Although the new bt footway box next to it, and the duct that connects it to an existing bt manhole does give it away, somewhat.
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