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Standard User dect
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 13-Feb-21 15:51:55
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Re: Recently installed fibre cabinet unavailable


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can get info from Openreach.
You may not know but this has already happened in this thread wink
Standard User Slowmo
(newbie) Sat 13-Feb-21 16:10:20
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Re: Recently installed fibre cabinet unavailable


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Thanks. I have read posts on this forum for years, and I know that there are very well connected people on here.

Nice to know people in the industry are willing to share their time and knowledge with others

My best hope is that my cabinet is short of a line card. Fingers crossed.

Peter
Standard User j0hn83
(knowledge is power) Sat 13-Feb-21 16:35:22
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My assumption is that the AIO cabinet is capable of servicing 128 fibre circuits - is this correct?


They can do up to 256 circuits with 4 x 64 port line cards.

The All In One cabinets contain a Huawei MA5616 DSLAM. It's the same DSLAM that's used in the small single door Huawei cabinets.
Since OpenReach started deploying these the maximum number of ports on the line cards has grown from 24 to 32 to 48 and now 64 port cards are available and regularly used.

Some of these DSLAM's have 4 x 24 port cards (96 total) and others have 4 x 64 port (256 total).
What's installed depends on how many properties the cabinet covers and the expected take up rates.

It's common that only a single card is installed when the cabinet is initially commissioned/activated.

I would trust the advise that the cabinet needs additional line card(s).

Edit: as above a 2nd line won't help. If VDSL2/FTTC cannot be ordered by anyone on the cabinet then the same will apply to any 2nd line you order.
You can test this by attempting to place an order for a new line. FTTC will not be an option during the order process.

Edited by j0hn83 (Sat 13-Feb-21 16:37:47)


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Standard User Slowmo
(newbie) Sat 13-Feb-21 16:57:03
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Thanks very much for that very full and informative reply.

I am now reassured about the possible outcome for my broadband supply.

Peter
Standard User Fastman3
(member) Sun 14-Feb-21 09:03:32
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Re: Recently installed fibre cabinet unavailable


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whats most odd is the comment that you have been moved from cab 20/1, and christened cab 3. - that really odd - 23 i couod understand but cab 3 odd because you would expect with a SCP 20/1 ofrr cabinet 20 there would already be a cabinet 3 in that exchangee - very odd - sounds like they have done something a bit out of ordinary
Standard User Slowmo
(newbie) Sun 14-Feb-21 11:45:02
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Strange, yes.

On Codelook listing there are only 16 cabinet numbers anyway. 16,17,18,19 don’t exist.

I seem to have it in the back of my memory that before this cabinet was installed there was no cabinet 3 either.

Perhaps they just chose the lowest available number. They could’t have used 20, as this is a sub cabinet.

The upper half of my village and also the next village were migrated from this exchange to the neighbouring Sheffield region in the1980s, so perhaps that is when the spare numbers arose.

I will post back on here if and when there is any progress.

Thanks again,
Peter
Standard User j0hn83
(knowledge is power) Sun 14-Feb-21 12:37:51
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Confused by this comment? It's not out of the ordinary at all.

There are few exchanges that have consecutive numbered cabinets with no breaks.
Just because there's a cabinet 20 doesn't mean that there is 1-19.

Most exchanges have random numbered cabinets missing. Infill cabinets use these missing cabinet numbers all the time.
It's probably more common that a new infill cabinet isn't the highest numbered cabinet on the exchange.
Standard User j0hn83
(knowledge is power) Sun 14-Feb-21 12:39:22
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Strange, yes.

On Codelook listing there are only 16 cabinet numbers anyway. 16,17,18,19 don’t exist.

I seem to have it in the back of my memory that before this cabinet was installed there was no cabinet 3 either.


That's the norm.
Standard User Slowmo
(newbie) Sun 14-Feb-21 12:44:59
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Great knowledge, thanks.

Peter
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