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Author Topic: How many people here are connected to a ECI cabinet?  (Read 825 times)

WWWombat

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Re: How many people here are connected to a ECI cabinet?
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2017, 01:06:24 PM »

In autumn 2014, Openreach applied for the right to use unmetered power supplies for the cabs. As part of this, they provided a breakdown of the makeup of a large subsample of their cabs.

These are the numbers:
- BT's likely installed base = 55,000 cabinets
- Sample size = 34,400 cabinets
- ECI M41 = 15,300
- Huawei 5603 = 14,500 cabinets
- Huawei 5616 = 4,600 cabinets

So ECI provided about 45% of the sample, while the sample represented about 62% of the installed base. If the subsample was representative of the whole, then there will have been around 25,000 ECI cabinets in total.

BT had largely finished the commercial rollout at this time, and was well into the BDUK projects. What I have seen suggests to me, as others have seen, that Huawei has taken the lion's share of the BDUK market. Not exclusively at the start, for sure. But I have seen plenty of exchanges that were ECI-only in the commercial rollout, that went with Huawei for the additional BDUK cabinets.

BT now have around 80,000 cabinets. If the extra 25,000 cabinets were all Huawei, and the 2014 sub-sample was representative of the whole, then ECI would now be about 31% of the installed base.

BT originally trialled ECI in York, and that exchange has early and late examples of ECI cabinets being deployed, from late 2010 to early 2015 - with a smattering of BDUK Huawei's also appearing in 2013-15 too. However, the 2017 cabinets are only Huawei's; March 2015 is the most recent ECI installation I have seen (unless you know better), so that 31% estimate might well be a reasonable one.
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Re: How many people here are connected to a ECI cabinet?
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2017, 03:39:35 PM »


BT originally trialled ECI in York, and that exchange has early and late examples of ECI cabinets being deployed, from late 2010 to early 2015 - with a smattering of BDUK Huawei's also appearing in 2013-15 too. However, the 2017 cabinets are only Huawei's; March 2015 is the most recent ECI installation I have seen (unless you know better), so that 31% estimate might well be a reasonable one.



quote author=rpdmallett link=topic=19518.msg344491#msg344491 date=1489844312]
"We know that ECI cabinets were stopped being installed quite a while ago" - mine is a new ECI cabinet, installed early January this year.

I was the first connection to it.  Am suffering from extremely poor upstream bandwidth (old 0xd086 firmware), but otherwise ok.


Wonder if this is correct...
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Re: How many people here are connected to a ECI cabinet?
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2017, 04:36:12 PM »

Unlikely, though possibly from a result of delayed planning.  They stopped installing ECI cabs many months ago. For a while ECI's were only used to add capacity for existing ECI installations. Any new FTTC deployments have been Huawei for some time now though. It was round about October 2016 they started adding Huawei to existing ECI cabinets.

An ECI went live on my exchange (PCP 30 ESDAL) about a month ago, but the actual shell of the cab was erected over 2 years ago. Power issues delayed the cab going live. Any "new" ECI will likely have been in the planning from before any decision to completely ditch them.
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Re: How many people here are connected to a ECI cabinet?
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2017, 07:37:53 PM »

Wonder if this is correct...

It is correct - but then so also is j0hn's comment "possibly from a result of delayed planning".

The cabinet is in Faversham near a road junction (A251/A2) that is due for upgrade (potential for roundabout / traffic lights / other).  Originally we were planned to have FTTC in September 2015, but when the council announced that the junction was due for development, that plan obviously went on hold (at least, that's what I'm guessing).

About 6 months ago the junction's future was finalised (a roundabout) and I think BT then took their plans off-hold.  Obviously they'd had an ECI cabinet in storage all that time, ready to install.

So am I the first person to be connected to the last ever ECI cabinet installation?  I feel so privileged...   :'(
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