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Standard User WWWombat
(experienced) Fri 07-Dec-12 00:03:20
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FTTx Components in Videos


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The FTTPod PR has generated a bit of talk about the components making up FTTP.

I found some videos from Openreach (or for Openreach) that include a bit more information, and some video shots, and even a few bits with blokes working on them.

Be warned though, that the videos can be a bit dull in places...

A hyped showreel that shoots through a few bits
Openreach training tour of FTTP, but with a few shots of the hardware.
Openreach training intro to FTTC, the first 2.5 minutes are duplicated.

The FTTC video shows a 3rd type of FTTC cabinet (around 3 mins) which is considerable smaller. Something targeted for the top of telegraph poles?

They go well with some of the photos of FTTP kit in MK from andrew.
Standard User Adam3k
(knowledge is power) Fri 07-Dec-12 01:39:09
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Nice videos!

Wish i had a nice blonde Openreach Engineer attend smile

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Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Fri 07-Dec-12 11:37:26
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the external FTTC "cab" could go on a wall, in a basement (FTTB ?) or maybe in a chamber underground. Looked too big/heavy for a pole top.

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Standard User Chrysalis
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 07-Dec-12 12:08:03
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so the install doesnt require new cab work just the PCP?

I wonder if VM do such videos and so open.
Standard User ggremlin
(committed) Fri 07-Dec-12 12:41:58
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the new cabinet appears to be an eci minicab 64v:

http://www.ecitele.com/OurOffering/Products/Pages/Mi...

http://www.ecitele.com/OurOffering/Products/Products...
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 07-Dec-12 12:43:42
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Not seen any deployment of the ECI external cab, will ask and check.

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Standard User Spud2003
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 08-Dec-12 03:00:18
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Why is it necessary for an engineer to wear a hard hat when working at an open street cabinet(FTTC video 7:04)? Or is it something that only applies to blondes? wink
Standard User Chrysalis
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 08-Dec-12 06:45:01
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probably when doing public videos is wise to be paranoid about health and safety image smile
Standard User timl
(member) Sat 08-Dec-12 08:32:48
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Whoever did the film certainly had a sense of humor smile

Plusnet FTTC 80/20
Standard User WWWombat
(experienced) Sat 08-Dec-12 11:48:43
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64 lines - more than I expected to be honest. And can be remotely powered - but that uses 12 lines.
Standard User WWWombat
(experienced) Sat 08-Dec-12 11:50:57
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I think I agree - just a bit too heavy for serious use high up a pole.

Which leaves it to be used where there isn't space for a full cab. Or perhaps we'll see it in villages where there probably *is* space, but lower demand.
Standard User WWWombat
(experienced) Sat 08-Dec-12 11:55:14
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Install of an end-user's FTTC connection doesn't require any work at the FTTC cab - it is just a job of re-jumpering within the PCP, with both the D-side and E-side being connected onto the tie cable.

Openreach don't (initially) fully provision the tie cables (and probably don't fully provision the shelves within the FTTC cab), so there are stops & starts in the availability checker as the various resources run out, and get fixed.
Standard User WWWombat
(experienced) Sat 08-Dec-12 11:56:08
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That'll have been the feedback from the lawyers
Standard User simon194
(committed) Sat 08-Dec-12 12:36:51
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According the the ECI literature the fully assembled unit weighs 21kg.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 08-Dec-12 12:49:02
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Enquiry is under way

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Standard User arfster
(knowledge is power) Sat 08-Dec-12 14:59:57
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I think I saw something similar made for Asian apartment blocks a few years back - they run fibre to the basement then use internal building phone wiring for the rest.
Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Sat 08-Dec-12 17:20:36
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Why, when pictured or filmed, working at a cabinet, is the engineer always shown wearing a helmet AND chinstrap ????

Standard User JimmyBoy
(committed) Sat 08-Dec-12 19:49:15
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In reply to a post by Adam3k:
Wish i had a nice blonde Openreach Engineer attend smile

shocked At the risk of being labelled a stalker, she also appears in the following CWU videos;

EH30

EH12

And the Kid who made the comment on this video is truly deserving of an ASBO (apologies...)! blush laugh
ballymunboy 1 month ago

Tasty bit of blond totty. She can squeeze my jelly crimps any day!
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Standard User ggremlin
(committed) Sat 08-Dec-12 20:52:31
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perhaps these might be used 'underground' in conservation areas
Standard User Ignitionnet
(knowledge is power) Sun 09-Dec-12 15:09:49
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In reply to a post by Chrysalis:
I wonder if VM do such videos and so open.


Nah, they supply themselves only. Openreach will be more open as they are trying to sell the FTTx solutions to service providers.
Standard User burakkucat
(experienced) Sun 09-Dec-12 15:34:35
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Those interested in owning either an ECI Telecom Hi-Focus MiniCab 48A Active Unit (the third type, in the FTTC video) or a Huawei SmartAX MA5616 (the DSLAM deployed in the Huawei FTTCs) should consider the following two eBay listings --

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/250943978755
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261131145650

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