I know our fibre cables from our splitter node being daisy chained through all the DP's was all replaced with a 96 core cable that already had the fibres in the actual cable, I was talking to the engineers when they was replacing it, each cable was an extra metre feet or two either end and the next day a splicer guy came and connected it all up.
If I recall he spliced off about 10 or so fibres and spliced through the rest to the next cable and so on.
I have a piece of that cable here somewhere, its about half a foot long, I nabbed it when they was cleaning up their mess, might take some time finding it due to it was 17 months ago, but each of the 96 fibres was what looks to be glued in the tube.
As for why they used the 96 cores, I was told by the engineers it was the only cable they had.
Picture of the drum here, TBH I thought it was just the tubing, but when I asked them if they was going to blow the fibres down the tubing they said there is no need the fibres are already in the cable where one of the engineers showed me a piece.
BTBroadband - Infinity 4 - 310Mbps (down), 31Mbps (up)
Edited by PaulKirby (Tue 06-Dec-16 03:09:53)