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Author Topic: Interesting (or otherwise) facts.  (Read 611 times)

Black Sheep

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Interesting (or otherwise) facts.
« on: October 04, 2018, 12:45:11 PM »

You may, (or absolutely may not) be interested to read these statistics that made up part of the internal campaign about our newly formed Openreach.

We have ....

5.5k Telephone Exchanges

Largest Exchange is Oldham with 45,523 circuits ..... the smallest is Papa Stour in the Shetlands with just 14 circuits.

47m telegraph poles.

98k Copper Cabinets

82k Fibre Cabs

Our copper and fibre cables (length) combines are 3,787 x bigger than the UK rail network.
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Re: Interesting (or otherwise) facts.
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2018, 03:05:46 PM »

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Our copper and fibre cables (length) combines are 3,787 x bigger than the UK rail network

I'll keep that fact in mind for the next cocktail party I get invited to. It will wow the other guests. ::)
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Re: Interesting (or otherwise) facts.
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2018, 04:24:37 PM »

Our copper and fibre cables (length) combines are 3,787 x bigger than the UK rail network.

what about before beeching?
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Black Sheep

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Re: Interesting (or otherwise) facts.
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2018, 04:50:30 PM »

I'll keep that fact in mind for the next cocktail party I get invited to. It will wow the other guests. ::)

Get yourself a 2-way ear poppet .... I can remotely feed you endless facts, as you 'Hold the room' with tales of distribution cables and gel-crimps !!  ;) ;D
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Black Sheep

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Re: Interesting (or otherwise) facts.
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2018, 04:51:54 PM »

what about before beeching?

Ha ha .... pre-Beeching the actual figure came down to 623. He had a massive impact.  ;)
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Re: Interesting (or otherwise) facts.
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2018, 05:47:29 PM »

b*cat likes interesting facts . . .  :)
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Re: Interesting (or otherwise) facts.
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2018, 06:37:57 PM »

I'll keep that fact in mind for the next cocktail party I get invited to. It will wow the other guests. ::)

In my case it would inspire me to initiate the eternal debate, for which everybody likes me...

...Would it maybe be more concise to say ”3,788 x the size of the UK rail network” ?   I think that means the same as ”3,787 x bigger than the UK rail network”.  :cool:

Oddly, I don’t get invited to many such cocktail parties, these days.   Not sure why. :D
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Re: Interesting (or otherwise) facts.
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2018, 10:33:08 PM »

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47m telegraph poles.
, so how many mine shafts, or whatever, for those of us, who have underground feeds? And, just as there is discussion, whether FTTC is fibre, what %age of copper actually not copper but aluminium or wet string?

BS Tell us somethings essential! :P ;D
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Re: Interesting (or otherwise) facts.
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2018, 10:44:15 PM »

There is no such thing as Aluminium ..... only silver copper !!!  :P ;)
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Re: Interesting (or otherwise) facts.
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2018, 10:46:14 AM »

Thank you.   
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BT has about 4.7 million distribution points, five million joint boxes, 47 million telegraph poles, 210,000 manholes, 98,000 PCP green cabinets and 5,500 exchange buildings with 25 million exchanges lines BT's access network contains 121.7 million kilometres of copper wire, enough to go around the world about 3,000 times.
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Re: Interesting (or otherwise) facts.
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2018, 11:29:57 AM »

You may, (or absolutely may not) be interested to read these statistics that made up part of the internal campaign about our newly formed Openreach.

We have ....

5.5k Telephone Exchanges

Largest Exchange is Oldham with 45,523 circuits ..... the smallest is Papa Stour in the Shetlands with just 14 circuits.

47m telegraph poles.

98k Copper Cabinets

82k Fibre Cabs

Our copper and fibre cables (length) combines are 3,787 x bigger than the UK rail network.

Fascinating facts, thanks for the insight. So what does “BT” do now the Tecnical separation has come about ?

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Re: Interesting (or otherwise) facts.
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2018, 04:05:28 PM »

In a nutshell .............. nowt.

BT PLC own the silver ...................... Openreach are nothing more than a body of people. Watch as 'T&C creep'  occurs over the next few years and we all become contractors. TF I won't be here as a willing participant. Retirement does have its positive side.  ;) ;D
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Re: Interesting (or otherwise) facts.
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2018, 05:01:00 PM »

 ;D Sort of what I suspected  ;)
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Re: Interesting (or otherwise) facts.
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2018, 07:15:24 PM »

In a nutshell .............. nowt.


Perhaps the recent TV advertising “Be There” for BT hints at a rebranding?  :)
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Re: Interesting (or otherwise) facts.
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2018, 07:28:33 AM »

Another one ....

There are a few massive infrastructure builds going on in the UK at the moment .... such as the nuclear reactors as Hinckley Point and HS2 ..... only HS2 is a bigger build than the Ultrafast Network currently being worked on.
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