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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

PN FTTC 80/20 since 2014

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.
Standard User Realalemadrid
(committed) Tue 03-Nov-20 20:14:22
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No it doesn't, it is a VDSL2 expansion pod containing active electronics so has air vents. There are no G.Fast pods being installed these days.
Standard User TheInstaller
(learned) Tue 03-Nov-20 21:28:27
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I see, and the last time you touched the network was?
Standard User Realalemadrid
(committed) Tue 03-Nov-20 22:14:39
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So how can you prove it is a G.Fast pod? When from the external view they look identical to a VDSL2 expansion pod.

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Standard User TheInstaller
(learned) Tue 03-Nov-20 22:19:22
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Or how about we turn your question around, how can you prove it isn't?

Granted G.fast deployment has slowed right up, has it totally stopped no.
Standard User dect
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 03-Nov-20 22:24:57
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In reply to a post by TheInstaller:
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.
It been accepted here that from the outside its not possible to confirm either way as they look identical

Here is a good thread that proves it - Is this a g.fast-pod
Standard User j0hn83
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 03-Nov-20 23:45:48
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Or how about we turn your question around, how can you prove it isn't?

Granted G.fast deployment has slowed right up, has it totally stopped no.


Yes it has.
The G.Fast rollout has been officially paused till at least April 2021.
It may never resume.

There have been no new G.Fast areas announced since the end of 2018 and i haven't seen or heard of a single pod being installed in 2020.

They use the exact same vented pods for VDSL2 expansion.
The VDSL2 pods contain a Huawei MA5818 DSLAM.
It can hold 4 x 64 port line cards and has a 256 line capacity.

OpenReach also deploy Subtended Head-Ends (mini OLT's) in the exact same vented pods, though this is much rarer.
Andrew did a recent news article on this site with pictures of a Nokia S.H.E inside 1 of these pods.

The unvented pods connected to PCP's are for additional IDC blocks and are often installed for additional tie cables after VDSL capacity has been added.

The vast majority of these pods that are installed now are VDSL Sidepods, and even show up on codelook as "VDSL Sidepod" after they have been installed.

A small amount of these pods installed now will be Subtended Head-Ends.

None of them are for G.Fast.

https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2020/06/openre...
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