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walkerx
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BT installing new cabinets

Where I live I used to be on Digital Region Network for my FTTC before moving back to BT in 2012 on their FTTC Infinity product.

 

I have now noticed that since the Digital Region closure BT have now installed a new PCP and Fibre cabinet in our street which. This means we now have in one location 4 BT cabinets.

 

ie it is BT FTTC, BT PCP, DR FTTC, BT PCP (new), BT FTTC (new)

 

Why would BT install new cabinets in this area and does it mean that users on the smaller original BT FTTC cabinet will be moved to the new larger cabinet they have recently installed and then they remove the smaller cabinet?

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: BT installing new cabinets

additional cabinets are often installed once an existing cabinet is full
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walkerx
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Re: BT installing new cabinets


@john46 wrote:
additional cabinets are often installed once an existing cabinet is full

I would expect that of the FTTC cabinet but they have installed a new PCP cabinet as well and there's no increase in new property in the area.

 

So seems really odd that they install a new PCP and FTTC not even 100 yards away from the other PCP which has a BT and DR FTTC cabinet attached to it

 

There wasn't many users on the DR cabinet to warrant a new PCP and full size FTTC to be installed, especially when the DR cabinet is possibly going to be removed as the network closed down

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Re: BT installing new cabinets

A pcp could be up to approx 1000 customers however the maximum size fibre cab (dslam) is 288 customers.
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walkerx
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Re: BT installing new cabinets


@Devon_Dave wrote:
A pcp could be up to approx 1000 customers however the maximum size fibre cab (dslam) is 288 customers.

But I can't understand why they have installed a new PCP as well when no increase in residents in the area and definitely not for where they have installed it

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lines_man
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Re: BT installing new cabinets

They might just be replacing the old copper PCP due to high fault volumes.... A PCP near me was replaced recently.....
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walkerx
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@lines_man wrote:
They might just be replacing the old copper PCP due to high fault volumes.... A PCP near me was replaced recently.....

how far from the original PCP was the new one - also seems odd that they install so far from the original PCP and install new FTTC cabinet, just to move everyone across.

 

also had no information from BT that this will happen as surely would expect them to inform customers incase of issues arising.

 

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lines_man
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Re: BT installing new cabinets

It was about 2 feet away fom it......

And they don't necessarily have to inform you about the work as it is possible to switch you over to the new cab before without disconnecting your service......
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lines_man
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Re: BT installing new cabinets

Out of interest what does it matter that Openreach are putting in a new cab?
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walkerx
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Re: BT installing new cabinets

it just seems odd that they are putting in new cabinets about 100 yards or so from the original cabinets and that one cabinet from another provider is being pulled down as that network closed - where they are putting the cabinets does not seem appropriate unless they wish to put users on long lines as there has been no recent delevopment in the area I live in.

 

If they are moving end-users from one cabinet to the newer cabinet and removing the other cabinets then i think they should inform people within the area that they could see distruption with their lines and may also see a performance decrease

 

 

 

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