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Strange things on Telephone pole.

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Hello All.

In recent weeks this object has been installed on a telephone pole outside my house. It has various new cables going up into it and these are protected lower down by a galvanised cover. A notice lower down says something about Fibre cables.

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That is just a Fibre  splice point, doesn't mean FTTP available to you soon. It could be for any ISP or AltNet using PIA or could be a businnes or CCTV  connectioon. Don't get excited about FTTP.

The notice further down would give more info.

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This is what's lower down.

 

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Just shows that it is an Openreach fibre joint.

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Why up a pole though? Thought FTTP came from cabinet mainly buried and FTTP came over the existing Copper.
Just my musings.
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Depending on the situation, fibre nodes or intermittent joints can be attached to poles, in many cases there is no duct between poles , so faced with the choice of building jointboxes at the foot of poles and ducting between these boxes , this is a much cheaper way of connecting things together.

FTTP doesn’t use cabinets, the main fibre distribution to the Aggregation Nodes will be underground , small and medium’Nodes’ and IJ’s are fitted in the most appropriate places , that could be on poles

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You are thinking of FTTC (Fibre To The Cabinet) which comes from the cabinet over copper.

FTTP (Fibre To The Premesis) by definition is fibre all the way to you.

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The 2 aluminium strips indicate that there should be 2 CBTs at the top of the pole (the letters stamped on are the IDs of them).

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Too many  Acronyms now! 😁

 

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