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Standard User rhino7
(newbie) Fri 17-Jun-11 20:17:22
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Cabinet Capacity


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Hi Guys,

Openreach, or at least one of their subcontractors, is currently installing cabinets in my local area. The cabinets that they are installing seem to be quite small and I wondered if anyone knows what capacity they have? They have a plate on them that says "BT Small Cabinet 256l". A picture can be found here: http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb443/rhino771/C...[/IMG]"].

I'd estimate, from looking at the recently "released" spreadsheets, that there are 300 properties connected to the current cabinet. Just thought that the FTTC cab looked quite small?

Thanks!

Edited by rhino7 (Fri 17-Jun-11 20:23:57)

Standard User bookey
(experienced) Fri 17-Jun-11 20:20:19
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Not a 100% on this but I think that can interconnect with 256 tie pairs, so that cabinet can serve 128 VDSL lines.

I think they larger cabinets can serve 256 VDSL lines.

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Standard User mikecrawford80
(regular) Fri 17-Jun-11 20:25:13
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I thought the larger cabinets could serve 288 lines, I've seen lots of posts on here quoting that figure.

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Standard User bookey
(experienced) Fri 17-Jun-11 20:35:42
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That might be right tbh, 288 sounds closer to the mark than 256.

Paul
Standard User Zadeks
(member) Fri 17-Jun-11 21:03:15
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Interesting. It looks like a newer version of the small cab.
Standard User Ribble
(member) Fri 17-Jun-11 22:30:37
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The Huawei large cabinets have a 288 line capacity, the smaller ones 128 lines.
The design of the one pictured in the OP is different to the Huawei cabinets so I'm guessing its one of the new ECI small cabinets , ~128 lines
Standard User MHC
(legend) Fri 17-Jun-11 23:46:14
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The Huawei can be fitted for 288, but in a lot of cases they are only provisioned for 96 leaving space for two 96 line upgrades.

I know my cabinet is currently provisioned that way.





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Standard User rhino7
(newbie) Fri 24-Jun-11 21:01:40
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Thanks for the various replies. Looks like all the cabinets on my exchange (LCAOR) are going to be this type of cabinet. I've seen 8 or 9 locations in the last week that have had this cabinet installed.

As an aside ... my particular cabinet now has power as it emits a slight hum and is warm to the touch on one side. Does anyone know if this indicates that it is now finished and complete or is it possible that the fibre still needs to be run to the cabinet?

Thanks once again.
Standard User jdowning640
(member) Fri 24-Jun-11 21:11:04
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As others have said, this looks like a newer version than the smaller cabinet - I think this one is taller and the other one is wider from the looks of the picture?

I can't be much use with the installation lead times though - sorry tongue
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Fri 24-Jun-11 22:18:24
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these are indeed the smaller cabinets, both shorter and thinner than the normal cabs.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 24-Jun-11 22:38:24
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Standard User mysticeddy
(learned) Fri 24-Jun-11 22:47:09
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When I went to York recently, all they were installing were these smaller cabinets, but then again it looked as if the capacity of the PCPs wasn't very high, with them being roughly 500-700m apart, each with their own fibre cab so provision there should be quite good for excess capacity.
Standard User Ribble
(member) Fri 24-Jun-11 22:58:18
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It dosnt guarantee that all the cabinet and fibre work is complete, nor does it suggest the exchange/headend is ready.
Standard User 5km
(knowledge is power) Fri 24-Jun-11 23:01:05
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Tidy! Hopefully they'll help with planning permission. Would go nicely next to the half-sized PCP I connect to if CCC allow and BT can be bothered. Problem is with 405 flats that is not nearly enough capacity for the future as most people have broadband now.

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Standard User ichilton
(learned) Sat 25-Jun-11 00:00:18
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Looks like all the cabinets on my exchange (LCAOR) are going to be this type of cabinet. I've seen 8 or 9 locations in the last week that have had this cabinet installed.

Our estate has had at least 3 cabinets installed this week and they are all the same as the one pictured in your original photo.

As an aside ... my particular cabinet now has power as it emits a slight hum and is warm to the touch on one side.

How long was it after the cabinet was installed that the power seemed to get power? - ours was installed Monday by contractors working for Openreach - I was wondering when Openreach themselves would come and start installing stuff in it.

Thanks,

Ian

Standard User rhino7
(newbie) Sat 25-Jun-11 07:14:28
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In reply to a post by ichilton:
How long was it after the cabinet was installed that the power seemed to get power? - ours was installed Monday by contractors working for Openreach - I was wondering when Openreach themselves would come and start installing stuff in it.


After a couple of day's preparation the cabinet appeared on a Friday. A few days went by with no apparent work done (a hole remaining). They came back and filled in the hole and powered it up on the following Thursday. So it was just under a week but included several days with no activity (although they were installing a number of other cabs during that time).
Standard User rhino7
(newbie) Sat 25-Jun-11 08:58:34
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In reply to a post by Ribble:
It dosnt guarantee that all the cabinet and fibre work is complete, nor does it suggest the exchange/headend is ready.


Thanks for that, guess I'll just have to keep my eye on the various checkers!

Is there any way of finding out whether the exchange itself is ready? I've seen the various Openreach documents but the ones that it is possible to get access to don't seem to get updated very often.
Standard User Ignitionnet
(knowledge is power) Sat 25-Jun-11 11:14:30
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Roughly how big are those things?
Standard User paul1360
(member) Sat 25-Jun-11 11:54:12
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Our Cabinet has 200 slots for Fibre and is smaller that the other one's

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Standard User rhino7
(newbie) Sat 25-Jun-11 11:58:44
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In reply to a post by Ignitionnet:
Roughly how big are those things?

750x400x1228mm according to the planning applications that have had to go in for one or two. That seems about right.
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sat 25-Jun-11 12:37:27
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After a couple of day's preparation the cabinet appeared on a Friday. A few days went by with no apparent work done (a hole remaining). They came back and filled in the hole and powered it up on the following Thursday. So it was just under a week but included several days with no activity (although they were installing a number of other cabs during that time).

Interesting - pretty quick then!

Will be interested to hear how long before it shows up on the checker and you can order it!

Ian
Standard User Ignitionnet
(knowledge is power) Sat 25-Jun-11 14:13:28
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In reply to a post by rhino7:
In reply to a post by Ignitionnet:
Roughly how big are those things?

750x400x1228mm according to the planning applications that have had to go in for one or two. That seems about right.


Width x Depth x Height, got you.

Thank you.
Standard User BuckleZ
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 25-Jun-11 16:38:55
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Most of the small cabinets here are around ciity centre areas, then the residential areas have the larger cabinets with a few grills on them

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Tue 12-Jul-11 12:07:51
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I believe the cab in the picture supports up to 256 customers and is manufactured in the UK!
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