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Author Topic: FTTP CityFibre Work Started in Leicester  (Read 545 times)

Chrysalis

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FTTP CityFibre Work Started in Leicester
« on: August 21, 2020, 10:38:15 PM »

So its happening, interestingly though, the first areas they doing are not near the existing ring they have, I would assume the first areas to be enabled would be where there is already fibre, and then work out/in from there, but it seems they not doing it that way.
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Re: FTTP CityFibre Work Started in Leicester
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2020, 11:26:16 AM »

Lots of algorithms are at play when planning a new network, existing capacity being one of them ... so in effect, there may not be much left on the existing 'ring' that you mention, Chrys ??

We are chucking mega-money at the FTTP roll out and deploying new spines is all part of that process.

Our partners (TCS and Tech M) have the task of producing a 'Ghost Plan' that takes into account all premises and will then break that down into individual splitter nodes, each node feeding 120 customers (this figure can be upped by 1 or 2 if certain criteria is met). They also plan the HE availability, new equipment, stores ordering etc.

The problem with a GP is that it is, simply put, back of a fag packet planning. So once we have the GP blueprint, our surveyors hit the area en-masse producing a finalised plan of AGG - IJ - SN, plus any daisy-chaining of SN's that may occur.
This finalised data then gets put into a tracker and the magic starts.

We work on a 10-week glide in a lot of areas which consists of week 1 - survey of SN, week 2 & 3 creating job-pack and civils works estimates, weeks 4 -8 all on-site civils work completed, week 9 & 10 cabling, splicing, testing and commissioning.

Usually from commissioning to getting the return e-mail confirming CRFS (Customer Ready For Service), is a couple of days to add on as well. But, once you see the civls lads start digging, it should be aprrox 8 weeks later when you can place an order.

Of course, the above is 'in general' and there are always grey areas, especially in our rural (final 20%) builds.

 

 
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Re: FTTP CityFibre Work Started in Leicester
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2020, 11:48:58 PM »

So its happening, interestingly though, the first areas they doing are not near the existing ring they have, I would assume the first areas to be enabled would be where there is already fibre, and then work out/in from there, but it seems they not doing it that way.

any info on what areas are being done?
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Re: FTTP CityFibre Work Started in Leicester
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2020, 05:00:34 PM »

So its happening, interestingly though, the first areas they doing are not near the existing ring they have, I would assume the first areas to be enabled would be where there is already fibre, and then work out/in from there, but it seems they not doing it that way.

Warming up. Existing ring probably a bit hostile to build around it due to where it is. Passing loads of homes and working their way towards the ring might be a better plan for them.
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