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Author Topic: G.fast commercial roll out in progress  (Read 2492 times)

Ignitionnet

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G.fast commercial roll out in progress
« on: August 13, 2017, 12:09:03 AM »

Just wanted to make you guys aware that the G.fast commercial roll out is in progress.

My own exchange was not listed in the pilots, but is most definitely getting pods. Some cabinets are being reshelled to permit connection of a pod, and there's already one on the cabinet that serves me. I am regrettably too far from it to benefit but a number will. Thank you Virgin Media for rolling out across the exchange area and helping change the commercials.

I would also draw attention to the unfortunate person who owns the property behind this mess.



For those who don't know what the 5 distinct structures here are:

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Re: G.fast commercial roll out in progress
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2017, 12:14:03 AM »

Thanks for that is it a BDUK cab or commercial?
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Re: G.fast commercial roll out in progress
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2017, 12:17:27 AM »

Yeah I've had a g.fast cab on the cabinet I'm connected for a few weeks now. My exchange isn't listed in the pilot either. There's been some posts lately on TBB's forum too. Someone rumored that Openreach are going to make it live in Autumn but until I see something official it's just speculation. I'm not expecting to be able to get g.fast at 500 meters or so distance anyway, so I'm not getting excited.
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Ignitionnet

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Re: G.fast commercial roll out in progress
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2017, 12:25:23 AM »

Thanks for that is it a BDUK cab or commercial?

Given it has 2 large Huaweis attached there would be real cause for concern if it were BDUK :)
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Browni

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Re: G.fast commercial roll out in progress
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2017, 12:33:57 AM »


I would also draw attention to the unfortunate person who owns the property behind this mess.

It does look a mess from that angle but isn't that a rear entrance to the house which will be covered by hedge growth?
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Re: G.fast commercial roll out in progress
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2017, 12:54:35 AM »

Looks like a front door to me. Letter box and door number isn't usually on back doors.

That's about as full a setup as there can be. Just needs 2x 384 HD card extensions!
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Re: G.fast commercial roll out in progress
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2017, 03:49:14 AM »

interesting the pod is on the normal cabinet not the FTTC as I thought it was.

So doesnt rely on the FTTC tie pairs then.
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Re: G.fast commercial roll out in progress
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2017, 08:18:19 AM »

As far as I'm aware they've always been  on the PCP,  distance  being far more critical.

It's good to see the commercial roll out has begun, having that lot outside your house could well add value for the right buyer.
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Re: G.fast commercial roll out in progress
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2017, 08:58:38 AM »

I'm in Bath & G Fast pods are popping up cabinets at an alarming rate, still waiting for my cab to get one. :(
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Ignitionnet

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Re: G.fast commercial roll out in progress
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2017, 12:41:48 PM »

Going by that that home haven't taken up Virgin Media I'm not sure they are that bothered.

Looks like crap. When you have that much junk attached to a cabinet you have to wonder if FTTP wouldn't have been a better idea.

Anyway, watch this space regarding the aesthetics.

I believe Openreach plan on making an announcement that they have a number of premises live at some point. Perhaps end of this calendar quarter or next.
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Re: G.fast commercial roll out in progress
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2017, 01:13:14 PM »

That installation isn't too bad and will be easily concealed by the hedge as someone else already said. It would be far worse to have a bus shelter there.
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Ignitionnet

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Re: G.fast commercial roll out in progress
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2017, 02:26:13 PM »

It's about as tidy as it could be. Doesn't change that's an awful lot of stuff in one place that'll all be made redundant when FTTP is done.
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Re: G.fast commercial roll out in progress
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2017, 02:57:21 PM »

Which will likely be 15years + for national FTTP.

Not a bad in service life length.
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Re: G.fast commercial roll out in progress
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2017, 03:02:25 PM »

National FTTP and individual cabinet areas serving relatively newly built, fully ducted estates are different things.

Hopefully when the time comes they'll use the existing cabinets with FTTP cards, at very least to help power deeper fibre hybrid solutions - they are perfectly capable :)
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Re: G.fast commercial roll out in progress
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2017, 03:11:41 PM »

Thanks for the pictures.

That's the first time I've seen a well documented picture showing the g.fast pod in relation to the other cabinets around it.

I didnt realise the pod attached to the copper cabinet first. I thought they would be attached to the fttc cabinets.
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