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Standard User iancol
(newbie) Sat 09-Jul-11 16:52:24
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Planning ahead


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Hi all, I have a fibre optic termination box at the end of my drive and am about to get the drive relaid, which would give me an opportunity provide for future installation of fibre optics to my property without digging up the garden or drive at the time.

I currently get 5+Mbps download and 0.7Mbps upload speeds via my 'phone line and Talktalk, which is perfectly adequate for my needs at the moment (no gaming, music or movie downloads). My question is: for the expected changes in the industry, is it anticipated that fibre optics will be a lot better in future than satellite, to the extent that it would be worth the expense of laying a conduit (with pull-through)? Assuming the consensus is Yes:

What minimum diameter of conduit?
What minimum bend radius for changes of direction?
Should joints be waterproof?

Thanks in anticipation.

Ian
Standard User burakkucat
(member) Sat 09-Jul-11 19:56:31
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My question is: for the expected changes in the industry, is it anticipated that fibre optics will be a lot better in future than satellite, to the extent that it would be worth the expense of laying a conduit (with pull-through)? Assuming the consensus is Yes:

What minimum diameter of conduit?
What minimum bend radius for changes of direction?
Should joints be waterproof?
I think you will find some useful information in the OpenReach Builders Guide.

My personal opinion in reply to your four questions: Yes, Not sure, Not sure and Yes.

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Standard User adebov
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 09-Jul-11 20:57:11
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Useful document.
I did have a bit of a giggle over the jointing chambers on page 18.
I'd put money on the top picture (the 'how it should be done') being a mock-up and the lower picture (the 'how not to do it') being the real-life installation from a typical British building site smile

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sat 09-Jul-11 22:59:47
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Re: Planning ahead


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I'm not quite sure what you mean by "a fibre optic termination box". Is this FTTP kit from BT, or a cabinet, or what? Is this a new build estate?

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
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Standard User XRaySpeX
(knowledge is power) Sat 09-Jul-11 23:04:34
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Or is it a Virgin?

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sun 10-Jul-11 09:14:01
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Good question smile.

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Standard User iancol
(newbie) Sun 10-Jul-11 09:49:51
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Thanks for the comments. All I need to know technically is in the Openreach manual, which still leaves me with the decision on whether to proceed (partly dependent on being able to source the duct and accessories and at what cost).

I also posted this on the Virgin Media forum site, looking at some of the thread headers, I'm wondering whether it would be worth the hassle. Fibre-optic-based supply doesn't seem to be very foolproof!

Anyway,

Thanks all for your inputs.

Ian
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sun 10-Jul-11 09:58:47
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What on earth is the termination box though? As XRaySpex says, is it even anything to do with BT? If it isn't, then the OR manual irrelevant.

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My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - IDNet Home Starter Fibre. Live BQM.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sun 10-Jul-11 11:00:37
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Are you talking about FTTC or FTTP? FTTC comes down your existing phone line to the house. How is that routed?

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sun 10-Jul-11 11:11:05
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Same question in a Virgin forum http://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Fibre-optic-broa...



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