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Standard User ME6
(newbie) Mon 12-Mar-12 21:38:47
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Hi, I wonder if someone can help. My local exchange has been upgraded to provide Infinity, but i'm yet to be able to place an order (friends closer to the exchange have been able to place orders). I understand about the issues surrounding availably and street cabinets being upgraded. However, what I believe to be my local cabinet has recently had a new cabinet installed alongside it, though I cannot confirm that this is indeed the cabinet i'm connected to. I've called BT and they were not able to confirm if my area would ever be upgraded at this stage. I have previous found a different forum, with information relating to my postcode shown below.

NDSNO,SNODLAND,ME65SD,{NDSNO}{P17},0,100%,3.15,8a,Yes,FTTC

I would be really grateful if anyone could provide me with an update of whether my postcode (ME6 5SD) will ever be able to receive Infinity broadband.

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Standard User ccxo
(committed) Mon 12-Mar-12 23:30:41
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The information is correct and you will get a FTTC service, the cabinet you have found is it number 17?

Is it one of these, as these two should be 17, though neither show a clear visable number via google street view.

http://g.co/maps/x99h4

http://g.co/maps/p8fwc

The new cabinet is it humming, if it is it means it has power and is live, if not then the cab is awaiting power and you will not be able to place a order till its live.
When you enter your phone number on the BT Wholesale checker, does it say FTTC is avalible to order on your phone line?

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Standard User ME6
(newbie) Wed 14-Mar-12 16:05:49
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The first link has not had an infinity cabinet installed yet. The 2nd link has had a cabinet installed this week. I don't believe that either of these are the cabinet i'm linked to. The closest cabinet to my house is the link below.

http://www.google.com/maps?q=me6+5sd&hl=en&ll=51.337...


This has had an infinity cabinet installed, albeit across the road. I've not been able to check to see if the cabinet has been connect to power.

When I enter my number the BT Wholesale checker doesn't show FTTC as being available.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 14-Mar-12 20:00:29
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What is the number on the one you say is nearer to you?

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Standard User ccxo
(committed) Thu 15-Mar-12 01:55:28
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That will be the cab for the new estate, im suprised i did not see that one.

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Standard User burakkucat
(committed) Thu 15-Mar-12 03:33:35
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I think I see a 17 when I zoom in on the yellow sticker at the top right-hand corner of the right-hand door . . .

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 15-Mar-12 08:46:01
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Yes, I agree. Never seen that sort of label before! Usually scrawled or stencilled on.

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Standard User burakkucat
(committed) Thu 15-Mar-12 14:17:13
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I'm glad you are able to confirm that my eyes are still working! smile

It's obviously a recent policy change. I have seen them applied to the latest new FTTC deployments in my own home-town.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 15-Mar-12 16:35:15
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Not so sure mine are.

See the third pic down on the left on this page!

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Standard User burakkucat
(committed) Thu 15-Mar-12 17:02:22
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Hmm. I see what you mean. laugh

And are you absolutely sure it is a PCP? It could, feasibly, be a small FTTC. Did you photograph that one yourself or was it a contributed image?

So, reviewing your page:

Top row, right-hand end is a big Hauwei FTTC.
Second row, middle is a small Huawei FTTC.
Second row, right-hand end is an ECI FTTC. (Whether that is "big" or "small", I don't know. It is the only type that has, to date, been installed.)
Third row, left-hand end is a bit of a mystery (at present).

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 15-Mar-12 17:31:24
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Not sure where it's from, but it has no vents so isn't either of the FTTC ones. Also I haven't seen numbers on the FTTCs?

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Standard User burakkucat
(committed) Thu 15-Mar-12 17:41:33
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Re. vents. We can only see the front and the right-hand side. So, taking the role of Devil's Advocate, who knows what is on the left-hand end or the back?

As for numbers on yellow labels, yes, I have seen them on new FTTC deployments in Bury St Edmunds. Both the old PCPs and their new twinned FTTCs.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 15-Mar-12 23:39:02
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If you look at the Huawei and ECI 128s they have vents at the front. It is most unlikely they have others with them at the back or side. Particularly given the internal architecture.

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Standard User burakkucat
(committed) Fri 16-Mar-12 00:40:38
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Of course I will agree with that logic. As I said, I was taking the role of the Devil's Advocate. smile

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Standard User Desmond
(sensei) Fri 16-Mar-12 19:14:24
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It's never going to happen. In fact, they are going to withdraw ADSL too and leave you with dial up only.

Have patience. There are swathes of London, including central London, without Infinity and only the vaguest of clues when they might get it. That's assuming they have any at all.

You are not being left out, and while you may not believe it right now you will likely live to see the day you will have a contract to pay for jobs on BT's victim support desk.

Des

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Standard User connormill
(learned) Sun 18-Mar-12 11:23:03
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In reply to a post by burakkucat:
Hmm. I see what you mean. laugh

And are you absolutely sure it is a PCP? It could, feasibly, be a small FTTC. Did you photograph that one yourself or was it a contributed image?

So, reviewing your page:

Top row, right-hand end is a big Hauwei FTTC.
Second row, middle is a small Huawei FTTC.
Second row, right-hand end is an ECI FTTC. (Whether that is "big" or "small", I don't know. It is the only type that has, to date, been installed.)
Third row, left-hand end is a bit of a mystery (at present).


The third row cab is just a smaller PSTN copper cab. Quite a few of them round Aberdeen, especially round new houses where and existing cab was full and fitting a full size cab was overkill for the amount of connections it would be handling.

Getting about 15mb down and 900k up on Sky DSL, not bad when it's free! Can't wait for FTTC (30-6-12)

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Standard User burakkucat
(committed) Sun 18-Mar-12 23:34:32
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In reply to a post by connormill:
The third row cab is just a smaller PSTN copper cab. Quite a few of them round Aberdeen, especially round new houses where and existing cab was full and fitting a full size cab was overkill for the amount of connections it would be handling.
Thank you. That clarifies things. smile

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