General Discussion
  >> Fibre Broadband


Register (or login) on our website and you will not see this ad.


Pages in this thread: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | (show all)   Print Thread
Standard User johnhol
(newbie) Thu 30-Jun-11 09:51:54
Print Post

Fibre Cabinet


[link to this post]
 
The placing off my existing BT cab is about 10 metres from my house though being estimated at 35mb...

There is now a Fibre cabinet about 300 metres from my house and there is no normal cabinet near.

My neighbour has seen a OR engineer on our estate at the old cab and then walking off the estate to the Fibre cab.....

Could this be my new cab? Does it have to be next to existing cab?

Thanks
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 30-Jun-11 10:20:59
Print Post

Re: Fibre Cabinet


[re: johnhol] [link to this post]
 
The 35Mbps estimate sounds about right for the 300Metres. I thought the maximum distance between the fibre and PCP was about 50metres, so are you sure the 10m one is a BT cabinet? What sort of number is there on it?

It's irrelevant anyway. It's just a question of when that FTTC one goes live. What date does the estimator give you?

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - IDNet Home Starter Fibre. Live BQM.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
Standard User Ribble
(member) Thu 30-Jun-11 10:52:20
Print Post

Re: Fibre Cabinet


[re: johnhol] [link to this post]
 
300 metres is too far. Its either an FTTC cabinet connected to another cabinet you are not aware of, or more likely nothing to do with FTTC


Register (or login) on our website and you will not see this ad.

Standard User johnhol
(newbie) Fri 01-Jul-11 10:14:34
Print Post

Re: Fibre Cabinet


[re: Ribble] [link to this post]
 
The new cab is 100% FTTC. My cab 10 metres away is definitelty BT.

I was done as March, then June, now December frown

Actually all postcodes around my area are December inclusing any right next to the new Fibre cab,
Standard User johnhol
(newbie) Fri 01-Jul-11 10:18:13
Print Post

Re: Fibre Cabinet


[re: johnhol] [link to this post]
 
It's 250metres by the road on google maps.

Have an image though can't post here.
Standard User lockyatlrg
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 01-Jul-11 10:32:07
Print Post

Re: Fibre Cabinet


[re: RobertoS] [link to this post]
 
my estimate was 32mb and 7.5mb, I'm 350 meters from the cab.

BT Infinity
ROUTER:-HomeHub3
Sync 40000D 10000U
Standard User ggremlin
(member) Fri 01-Jul-11 10:37:53
Print Post

Re: Fibre Cabinet


[re: johnhol] [link to this post]
 
does your old cabinet have a number stencilled on it,
something like:
pcp xx, or scp yy
(I dont need the number, but the prefix may explain things)
Standard User MHC
(legend) Fri 01-Jul-11 11:24:23
Print Post

Re: Fibre Cabinet


[re: johnhol] [link to this post]
 
Put the images on both cabinets on Photobucket (or similar) and post links here.





~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


M H C


taurus excreta cerebrum vincit
Standard User Ribble
(member) Fri 01-Jul-11 12:24:11
Print Post

Re: Fibre Cabinet


[re: johnhol] [link to this post]
 
Up to 50m is the typical maximum distance between copper and fibre cabinets. Slightly longer maybe be permitted, but 250m is too far
Standard User johnhol
(newbie) Fri 01-Jul-11 13:14:50
Print Post

Re: Fibre Cabinet


[re: Ribble] [link to this post]
 
On the cab is UXB......i think though will check when i get home...

Will take pics tonight of the old cab though the other one is 100% fibre...

Tall green and brand spanking....

Have to wait and see I suppose.

Edited by johnhol (Fri 01-Jul-11 13:15:37)

Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 01-Jul-11 13:46:06
Print Post

Re: Fibre Cabinet


[re: johnhol] [link to this post]
 
I don't know what the letters mean, I've only ever seen numbers, but I wonder if it is one of the S(econdary)CPs. They don't get the fibre cabinet - only the PCP does.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - IDNet Home Starter Fibre. Live BQM.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
Standard User Ribble
(member) Fri 01-Jul-11 14:38:50
Print Post

Re: Fibre Cabinet


[re: johnhol] [link to this post]
 
UXB (Uxbridge). The FTTC themselves dont have any markings that I am aware
Standard User MHC
(legend) Fri 01-Jul-11 14:53:21
Print Post

Re: Fibre Cabinet


[re: johnhol] [link to this post]
 
Which estate ?

There are some locations which have planning issues.





~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


M H C


taurus excreta cerebrum vincit
Standard User ggremlin
(member) Fri 01-Jul-11 16:25:52
Print Post

Re: Fibre Cabinet


[re: RobertoS] [link to this post]
 
yea, your right, just numbers, though I think scps have a pair of numbers (pcp number, and its subcabinet number)
Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Fri 01-Jul-11 20:10:36
Print Post

Re: Fibre Cabinet


[re: ggremlin] [link to this post]
 
i.e 3/1

Standard User johnhol
(newbie) Mon 04-Jul-11 08:51:25
Print Post

Re: Fibre Cabinet


[re: Zarjaz] [link to this post]
 
Estate is Oakside.....

Could tak pictures this weekend as was away though now noticed another cabinet at the end of our road...over the other side...so 60-70 metres away.

Some upgrades at the exchnage this week as well as had some issues with my norm connection. Told it will take 7-10 days to settle.

Old cab definitely has UXB and then some numbers....no 000/0 just numbers
Standard User johnhol
(newbie) Mon 04-Jul-11 11:36:11
Print Post

Re: Fibre Cabinet


[re: johnhol] [link to this post]
 
Well, my date has changed again this morning from 1st December to 30th September.....going the right way...shame the first two dates were wrong.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 04-Jul-11 12:59:39
Print Post

Re: Fibre Cabinet


[re: johnhol] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by johnhol:
Old cab definitely has UXB and then some numbers....no 000/0 just numbers
I can't remember ever seeing a BT PCP with a number into 3 digits, though I suppose there could be, but never 4 digits. Nor letters. VM cabinets have long numbers.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - IDNet Home Starter Fibre. Live BQM.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
Standard User DougM
(member) Mon 04-Jul-11 13:19:11
Print Post

Re: Fibre Cabinet


[re: RobertoS] [link to this post]
 
On the leaked FTTC spreadsheet there are 2088 PCPs listed numbered above 100. For example, Basingstoke has around 100 BT PCPs with numbers all the way up to 205.

There is only one numbered above 1000: PCP 1001 in Trafford.

-==-
DougM

Edited by DougM (Mon 04-Jul-11 13:20:42)

Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 04-Jul-11 13:43:29
Print Post

Re: Fibre Cabinet


[re: DougM] [link to this post]
 
[raspberry], but thanks smile.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - IDNet Home Starter Fibre. Live BQM.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
Standard User izools
(experienced) Mon 04-Jul-11 13:54:12
Print Post

Re: Fibre Cabinet


[re: DougM] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by DougM:
On the leaked FTTC spreadsheet there are 2088 PCPs listed numbered above 100. For example, Basingstoke has around 100 BT PCPs with numbers all the way up to 205.

There is only one numbered above 1000: PCP 1001 in Trafford.


Indeed, my mother is on PCP160 of WWEXTR, and my old cab was 98 and 98/1. Several cabs on WWEXTR have sub connection points so I don't see it inpossible for there to be some in the format XXX/X

Meh.

EDIT: Trafford goes up to PCP 1001? But there are only ~8000 lines on that exchange... what average 8 lines per cab? Bizzaire.

_____________________________________________
Be* Unlimited
16830K 28dB 3.0dB Down, 1376K 16dB 3.0dB Up
14Mbit Sustained throughput, 20ms Sustained Ping
Delivered over 5GHz 802.11N via a Netgear DGND3300

Edited by izools (Mon 04-Jul-11 13:56:09)

Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 04-Jul-11 14:07:53
Print Post

Re: Fibre Cabinet


[re: izools] [link to this post]
 
Nothing wrong with the format; Zarjaz already explained that. All I'm trying to do is point out that the (low)numbering system makes it fairly easy to distinguish a BT PCP or SCP from a VM cabinet, which seem to be rather long numbers. So the poster I replied to on this bit can check.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - IDNet Home Starter Fibre. Live BQM.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
Standard User izools
(experienced) Mon 04-Jul-11 14:16:14
Print Post

Re: Fibre Cabinet *DELETED*


[re: RobertoS] [link to this post]
 
Post deleted by izools
Standard User Ribble
(member) Mon 04-Jul-11 15:38:17
Print Post

Re: Fibre Cabinet


[re: izools] [link to this post]
 
Thinkk these sort of cab numbering anomalies happen when an exchange building closes and the cabs are re-assinged to another exchange. PCP 10 may become PCP 100 for example
Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Mon 04-Jul-11 17:22:35
Print Post

Re: Fibre Cabinet


[re: izools] [link to this post]
 
Cabinets that have been uplifted sometimes change their number, ie PCP1 Caversham, now numbered 101, PCP 1 no longer exists.

Standard User johnhol
(newbie) Mon 18-Jul-11 08:59:31
Print Post

Re: Fibre Cabinet


[re: Zarjaz] [link to this post]
 
Sorry about the delay though been busy at work and also in bed with man flu.

The cabinet on my estate is marked with UXBEB 121

Does this make sense? Any one with info on this cabinet?

Thanks
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 18-Jul-11 09:44:25
Print Post

Re: Fibre Cabinet


[re: johnhol] [link to this post]
 
Cab 121 post codes/% of lines - Phase 5a

UB8 2NW/3.44
UB8 3NN/1.03
UB8 3WP/100
UB8 3WR-3WU/100
UB8 3WW/96.55
UB8 3WX/100
UB8 3WY/92.59
UB8 3XA,B,D,H/100
(Edit - clarified the underlined heading).

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - IDNet Home Starter Fibre. Live BQM.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.

Edited by RobertoS (Mon 18-Jul-11 19:08:26)

Standard User johnhol
(newbie) Mon 18-Jul-11 10:05:42
Print Post

Re: Fibre Cabinet


[re: RobertoS] [link to this post]
 
None of those postcodes are mine. UB8 is central Uxbridge while I'm UB9 4BX.

Cabinets popping up so hopefully coming.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 18-Jul-11 10:08:52
Print Post

Re: Fibre Cabinet


[re: johnhol] [link to this post]
 
Cabinet 23, 100%, speed upgrade approx current x 2.67.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - IDNet Home Starter Fibre. Live BQM.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
Standard User johnhol
(newbie) Mon 18-Jul-11 10:16:41
Print Post

Re: Fibre Cabinet


[re: RobertoS] [link to this post]
 
So it should be connected - does the 100% represent this?

Thanks
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 18-Jul-11 10:21:24
Print Post

Re: Fibre Cabinet


[re: johnhol] [link to this post]
 
No, it means all lines on it will be connected. Unless they change their mind or meet a problem. It's Phase 5a, whenever that is.

I have a page with some cabinet pics now.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - IDNet Home Starter Fibre. Live BQM.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 18-Jul-11 10:22:40
Print Post

Re: Fibre Cabinet


[re: johnhol] [link to this post]
 
So where is cab 23? That's the one to watch for an FTTC going up nearby.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - IDNet Home Starter Fibre. Live BQM.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
Standard User johnhol
(newbie) Mon 18-Jul-11 10:42:40
Print Post

Re: Fibre Cabinet


[re: RobertoS] [link to this post]
 
No idea....the cab on our estate is UXBEB 121, so I take it it's not that one.

Will have a wander around and have a look for one marked 23.
Standard User charles1
(newbie) Mon 18-Jul-11 12:18:35
Print Post

Re: Fibre Cabinet


[re: johnhol] [link to this post]
 
This might be it: possible PCP23

looks a bit tatty - BT have just started re-shelling some of these old GPO cabinets round my way, I hope in preparation for FTTC...

---------------------------------------------------------------
O2 The All Rounder My Broadband Ping
Standard User johnhol
(newbie) Mon 18-Jul-11 13:06:09
Print Post

Re: Fibre Cabinet


[re: charles1] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by charles1:
This might be it: possible PCP23

looks a bit tatty - BT have just started re-shelling some of these old GPO cabinets round my way, I hope in preparation for FTTC...


Right there is a brand new fibre cab now.

A bit further down is another little cab and down y estate is this one

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=ub9+4bx&hl=en&ll=51....

Edited by johnhol (Mon 18-Jul-11 13:20:08)

Standard User adebov
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 18-Jul-11 14:11:08
Print Post

Re: Fibre Cabinet


[re: RobertoS] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by RobertoS:
Cabinet 23, 100%, speed upgrade approx current x 2.67.

Just to show how far we are [from the exchange] our uplift is 16.36 !!

Ade

ADSL2+ with BE
DL Sync around 4.8Mbps
UL Sync 1088kbps

DG834GT with DGTeam firmware
Standard User johnhol
(newbie) Mon 18-Jul-11 14:13:59
Print Post

Re: Fibre Cabinet


[re: adebov] [link to this post]
 
Well 2.67 for me would mean the full 40mb. Current speed is 16mb.
Standard User adebov
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 18-Jul-11 14:17:10
Print Post

Re: Fibre Cabinet


[re: johnhol] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by johnhol:
Well 2.67 for me would mean the full 40mb. Current speed is 16mb.

16.36 for me would work out to something approaching 75Mbps (not bad for a product capped to 40Mbps) - I've been saying for a while that BT had massively over-estimated the length of lines served by our cabinet (leading to all sorts of problems - the inability to order 2Mbps fixed speed products, refusal by LLU companies, etc.). Now we have proof!

Ade

ADSL2+ with BE
DL Sync around 4.8Mbps
UL Sync 1088kbps

DG834GT with DGTeam firmware
Standard User Wizen
(newbie) Mon 18-Jul-11 17:37:21
Print Post

Re: Fibre Cabinet


[re: johnhol] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by johnhol:
On the cab is UXB......i think though will check when i get home...

Will take pics tonight of the old cab though the other one is 100% fibre...

Tall green and brand spanking....

Have to wait and see I suppose.


Do you live around the Cowley area? I have friends in Cowley who are still waiting for their cabinets to "go live", and the cabinets (Huawei 288 bigguns) have been sitting there for months. Overall, Uxbridge seems to have excellent coverage. All the way from Hillingdon Circus to Uxbridge road, Vine lane and the town center appear to be well covered by cabinets... But there are some areas that appear to have been neglected, and Uxbridge still only has FTTC "available in some areas". Your PCP might not have any numbers on it - mine didn't.

I'm over in Northolt and there's a massive push to get cabinets installed and hooked up by the end of July from what I can tell. 8 cabinets have been installed this month, and there are roadworks all over the exchange coverage area for the next 2 weeks. My cabinet has only just had the power and fibre connected, and they are filling in the trenches today. Snapped this yesterday:
http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee486/WWB01/Phot...

It's like an invasion of Openreach vans over here!

Edited by Wizen (Mon 18-Jul-11 20:46:23)

Standard User johnhol
(newbie) Tue 19-Jul-11 10:51:21
Print Post

Re: Fibre Cabinet


[re: Wizen] [link to this post]
 
No the New Denham end near the drive through McDonalds.

The PCP is the link above that someone put up has been changed to the a new PCP and next to it is a Fibre Cab,

The one outside McDonalds on the same road which is opposite my road has also a new Fibre Cab next to it.

The cab next to mine looks battered and nothing seems to be changing. It;s marked UXBEB121 so no idea what this is. Is it a SCP?
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 19-Jul-11 17:49:40
Print Post

Re: Fibre Cabinet


[re: johnhol] [link to this post]
 
We need a photo.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - IDNet Home Starter Fibre. Live BQM.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
Standard User MHC
(legend) Tue 19-Jul-11 19:08:16
Print Post

Re: Fibre Cabinet


[re: Wizen] [link to this post]
 
Some parts of Cowley are LIVE !

But the take up is not too great given the demographics of the area ...





~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


M H C


taurus excreta cerebrum vincit
Standard User Going_Digital
(knowledge is power) Tue 19-Jul-11 19:28:18
Print Post

Re: Fibre Cabinet


[re: MHC] [link to this post]
 
Well next door to cowley here in Headington we have the cabinets but still can't order ! Bizarrely the post code checker says yes but the phone number checker says no !

adslnation - The Broadband Experts.
http://www.adslnation.com
Standard User MHC
(legend) Tue 19-Jul-11 19:30:38
Print Post

Re: Fibre Cabinet


[re: Going_Digital] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by Going_Digital:
Well next door to cowley here in Headington we have the cabinets but still can't order ! Bizarrely the post code checker says yes but the phone number checker says no !


Your geography is a little out ... Headington is 40 miles from here!





~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


M H C


taurus excreta cerebrum vincit
Standard User Zadeks
(member) Tue 19-Jul-11 20:18:44
Print Post

Re: Fibre Cabinet


[re: Going_Digital] [link to this post]
 
The postcode is probably served by multiple cabinets.
Standard User bgriffiths
(member) Wed 20-Jul-11 10:42:24
Print Post

Re: Fibre Cabinet


[re: Going_Digital] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by Going_Digital:
Bizarrely the post code checker says yes but the phone number checker says no !

That seems quite common - ours has been saying that for months. We are not listed to get it until early 2012, so no sign of any cabs or preparatory work yet

BrianG

ISP: Goscomb Technologies
Standard User BuckleZ
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 20-Jul-11 13:05:39
Print Post

Re: Fibre Cabinet


[re: bgriffiths] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by bgriffiths:
In reply to a post by Going_Digital:
Bizarrely the post code checker says yes but the phone number checker says no !

That seems quite common - ours has been saying that for months. We are not listed to get it until early 2012, so no sign of any cabs or preparatory work yet

BrianG


My postcode checker showed FTTC weeks before it appeared via my telephone number

BT Infinity
~200m from NILDW PCP21
40000/10000 Sync
Pages in this thread: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | (show all)   Print Thread

Jump to