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Standard User Dave5118
(newbie) Mon 02-Nov-20 23:38:27
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New pod om my local cabinet.


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So I was under the impression that G.fast rollouts have been suspended. If so, what is this pod that has been fitted to my local cabinet?

https://imgbox.com/fBN5L7Zb

TIA, Dave.
Standard User burakkucat
(experienced) Tue 03-Nov-20 00:24:45
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It could be a VDSL2 pod. Externally, G.Fast and VDSL2 pods look identical.
Standard User Dave5118
(newbie) Tue 03-Nov-20 00:39:25
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Extra capacity? Not been any significant new builds in the area recently, maybe it's been running close to capacity and needed some extra connections. Also noticed an electrical company were doing some major work in the road nearby a couple of months ago.
Forgot to mention in the original post, it wasn't installed by openreach/BT, saw the guy working on it, and the next day it was there.


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Standard User adslmax
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 03-Nov-20 00:54:18
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That's not G.fast pod. But it look much similiar to mine with a bolt on g.fast pod: https://ibb.co/Lr3MLhf

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Edited by adslmax (Tue 03-Nov-20 01:05:47)

Standard User Dean83
(learned) Tue 03-Nov-20 01:01:52
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It appears to be some sort of ‘active’ pod as it has vents .

I have a friend in Leeds with g.fast ( cab is next to his house ) and looks exactly the same as this - however where I live ( doncaster ) I have seen them used to add VDSL capacity to a cab that already had 2 normal fttc cabs

Edited by Dean83 (Tue 03-Nov-20 01:02:38)

Standard User witchunt
(experienced) Tue 03-Nov-20 08:18:10
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Pods usually installed by contractors.
Standard User Dave5118
(newbie) Tue 03-Nov-20 10:01:59
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OK, cheers guys. Just thought it was strange to add capacity after all these years with no new builds. Was hoping it would be G.fast, but not expecting it to be.
Standard User witchunt
(experienced) Tue 03-Nov-20 10:18:51
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Theres a concerted effort to move end users off exchange based broadband onto NGA broadband (FTTP/FTTC) to retire the old network. That on top off the demand for home working means theres is a constant demand to increase capacity.
Standard User adslmax
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 03-Nov-20 14:41:55
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Kept checking on DSL Checker to see if G.fast does popped up, if not, then it would be VDSL expand kit sadly

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Standard User TheInstaller
(learned) Tue 03-Nov-20 20:09:46
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In reply to a post by Dave5118:
So I was under the impression that G.fast rollouts have been suspended. If so, what is this pod that has been fitted to my local cabinet?

https://imgbox.com/fBN5L7Zb

TIA, Dave.

That is a G.Fast pod, not a VDSL expansion pod. It has vents on the front of it, VDSL expansion pods do not.

Hope that helps.
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