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Title: Codelook - now includes expansion
Post by: WWWombat on April 07, 2017, 09:49:19 AM
Codelook's database was updated a couple of days ago, and now seems to show the plans for expanding FTTC cabinets.

It now includes text to show either
- expanded <date>
- being expanded by <date>

My town has no plans, but (after lots of photos here) I can see plenty being upgraded in Margate/Ramsgate/Broadstairs.
Title: Re: Codelook - now includes expansion
Post by: lee111s on April 07, 2017, 09:53:36 AM
Yep noticed it last night.

Couple round here have been expanded, only ever with H288 cabs.

Anyone seen any smaller cabs used for expansion work?
Title: Re: Codelook - now includes expansion
Post by: Ronski on April 07, 2017, 10:17:39 AM
Yes there's loads being done around Ramsgate,  Broadstairs and Margate area,  all Huawei's from what I've seen. My own cab also has been done,  but  I've no idea of it is live yet,  as it's been flicking between waiting list and accepting orders for months now - it's never shown a go live date like John's did. I wonder if "expanded 16th March 2017" means it's live, if anybody in the know can shed any light please it's NDBRO18.

All expanded cabs I've aeen have been H288's, paired up with ECI cabs.
Title: Re: Codelook - now includes expansion
Post by: WWWombat on April 07, 2017, 10:29:51 AM
This (old) diary shows a small Huawei being expanded by a small Huawei.
https://thecomputerperson.wordpress.com/2014/11/10/diary-of-an-fttc-install/

Interestingly, it looks like both came provisioned with 2 linecards and 2 blanking plates.

Nowadays, it doesn't surprise me that Huawei 288's seem to be being used as a matter of course. I suspect (fairly strongly) that this is driven by a longer-term desire to migrate to SOGEA and migrate off the PSTN. Having capacity "out there" will help.
Title: Re: Codelook - now includes expansion
Post by: lee111s on April 07, 2017, 12:25:51 PM
This (old) diary shows a small Huawei being expanded by a small Huawei.
https://thecomputerperson.wordpress.com/2014/11/10/diary-of-an-fttc-install/

Interestingly, it looks like both came provisioned with 2 linecards and 2 blanking plates.

Nowadays, it doesn't surprise me that Huawei 288's seem to be being used as a matter of course. I suspect (fairly strongly) that this is driven by a longer-term desire to migrate to SOGEA and migrate off the PSTN. Having capacity "out there" will help.

Isn't that a diary of two seperate PCP's getting fibre twins? Not a cab which is at capacity having an additional fibre cabinet installed?
Title: Re: Codelook - now includes expansion
Post by: Weaver on April 07, 2017, 02:18:42 PM
Is there anything that can be discerned about what the people who are in control of our lives are getting up to? In the 'Exchange 8' area of the NSBFD exchange
    https://www.telecom-tariffs.co.uk/codelook.htm?xid=20839&postcodeloc=10782&cabinet=X_E_8
Title: Re: Codelook - now includes expansion
Post by: burakkucat on April 07, 2017, 08:00:06 PM
Is there anything that can be discerned about what the people who are in control of our lives are getting up to? In the 'Exchange 8' area of the NSBFD exchange
    https://www.telecom-tariffs.co.uk/codelook.htm?xid=20839&postcodeloc=10782&cabinet=X_E_8

That is just showing the DEL bundle numbered 8 and the postcode area which it serves.
Title: Re: Codelook - now includes expansion
Post by: Weaver on April 07, 2017, 08:45:43 PM
I just wondered if 'exchange 8' had any significance. There is a link in that page up to the page containing data on the exchange.
Title: Re: Codelook - now includes expansion
Post by: burakkucat on April 07, 2017, 09:23:58 PM
I just wondered if 'exchange 8' had any significance.

The only significance is that there are at least seven other DEL bundles.
Title: Re: Codelook - now includes expansion
Post by: renluop on April 08, 2017, 09:02:10 AM
Codelook's database was updated a couple of days ago, and now seems to show the plans for expanding FTTC cabinets.

It now includes text to show either
- expanded <date>
- being expanded by <date>

My town has no plans, but (after lots of photos here) I can see plenty being upgraded in Margate/Ramsgate/Broadstairs.
My eyes are dim, I cannot see! Or at least I couldn't see any expanded info, when I selected Localityor Post Code. Am I looking in the wrong place?
Title: Re: Codelook - now includes expansion
Post by: lee111s on April 08, 2017, 09:55:48 AM
You need to check the cabinet list per exchange. Not individual postcodes.
Title: Re: Codelook - now includes expansion
Post by: Weaver on April 08, 2017, 10:44:14 AM
Seems rather more useful than samknows, or am I wrong? Is samknows starting to suffer from a bit of a time lag?
Title: Re: Codelook - now includes expansion
Post by: WWWombat on April 08, 2017, 12:48:03 PM
Samknows changed their focus a few years ago, to their whitebox testers. The exchange-level data seems to be relatively out of date.

I do use their site for exchange searches, to view their maps, show exchange coverage areas, and to see neighbouring exchanges.

But I tend to use codelook more for the cab- and postcode-level data. Even that data can get confused when Openreach are in the process of adding extra cabinets.
Title: Re: Codelook - now includes expansion
Post by: Bowdon on April 08, 2017, 06:31:50 PM
Good find!

There is only one cabinet expanding in my area.

It says: being expanded by March 2018, some with 18/2M product
Title: Re: Codelook - now includes expansion
Post by: CarlT on April 11, 2017, 12:38:23 PM
Very cool. The one serving me here notes the expansion when a second 288 was added.

FTTC Available from 3rd December 2013, expanded 30th December 2014
Title: Re: Codelook - now includes expansion
Post by: adslmax on April 11, 2017, 07:18:31 PM
Codelook's database was updated a couple of days ago, and now seems to show the plans for expanding FTTC cabinets.

It now includes text to show either
- expanded <date>
- being expanded by <date>

My town has no plans, but (after lots of photos here) I can see plenty being upgraded in Margate/Ramsgate/Broadstairs.

I couldn't see any of it. Would you please don't mind upload screenshot of what it look like. Thanks.
Title: Re: Codelook - now includes expansion
Post by: Ronski on April 11, 2017, 07:28:44 PM
Scroll down the page below, that shows the Broadstairs exchange

https://www.telecom-tariffs.co.uk/codelook.htm?xid=350780&cabinets=10784

No extra cabinets shown for Cuckoo Oak

https://www.telecom-tariffs.co.uk/codelook.htm?xid=350780&cabinets=11446