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Author Topic: What is this pods connected to the PCP?  (Read 449 times)

Windows10User

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What is this pods connected to the PCP?
« on: August 13, 2019, 02:11:00 PM »

Hi,

I've noticed more of these pods around the area I live in, but they don't look like G.Fast Pods and G.Fast isn't planned for my location.
I was wondering if anyone else knows what these pods are for.
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licquorice

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Re: What is this pods connected to the PCP?
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2019, 02:14:20 PM »

Just to extend the copper capacity of the PCP
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Re: What is this pods connected to the PCP?
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2019, 02:40:48 PM »

Just to extend the copper capacity of the PCP

This ^^^

They are often added to the PCP to give more room for IDC blocks for the copper cables.
Most PCP's that have 2 FTTC cabinets will have 1 of these expansion pods.

Similar sized/shape pods with vents are for G.Fast.
Although the pod you have pictured looks very similar to the newer G.Fast pods.
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Re: What is this pods connected to the PCP?
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2019, 05:32:46 PM »

As well as the G.Fast pod on our PCP, we also have an expansion pod on our fibre cabinet, presumably to expand the capacity after they built a second phase of houses on our estate.
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