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Topic # 100643 15-Apr-2012 20:17 Send private message

With UFB being the primary focus, are Chorus still implementing new cabinets for ADSL2+? 

For example on approx 81 Cameron Road, Hamilton East. A cabinet HNE/09. on the Hamilton East exchange was scrapped according to the 2011 May Cabinet Forecast. Reason was "Growth slower than expected". http://bcc.telecomwholesale.co.nz shows nearby areas having cabinets 

For example old farm road which is the next street over is cabinetized. In comparison the area which this cabinet would have serviced has had constant development for the past several years.Theres been several blocks of flats go up; a very large block which was 1-2 hours is now a 10+ flat block, as well as a smaller 6 flat building go up in the past few months. One residential connection is turning into 6+ individual lines. Sync rates in the area seem to be 4-6mbit or so.  

The demand for new flats is because of it being right by the University. More and more older houses are getting bowled year on year and blocks popping up. And uni students are always known to be high users. 

So back to the general question, as I imagine Chorus doesn't care much for a specific example. Are new cabinets going to be deployed? Or is the entire thing now taking a backseat due to fiber?

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  Reply # 609708 15-Apr-2012 20:19 Send private message

RBI (Rural Broadband Initiative) cabinets along with growth cabinets are still being deployed.

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  Reply # 609821 16-Apr-2012 09:04 Send private message

FTTN cabinets are a tried and tested part of our network and we will continue to use these in urban areas. We're still deploying them to meet general growth in urban areas.  The FTTN project saw some 3,600 deployed throughout the country at a rate of 25 a week. 

Our Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI) promise will see us deploy some 3,100km of new fibre optic cable to connect rural schools and install or upgrade 1,000 fibre-fed cabinets to enable 5Mbps broadband or faster to about 57 percent of rural customers.  These are slightly smaller than their urban counterparts, but still operate on the same principles - ISAMs, battery back-up etc. 

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  Reply # 609827 16-Apr-2012 09:08 Send private message

Hi,

This might be a good place to ask whether the east part of Birkdale will ever be cabinetised rather than relying on the BKL exchange? 

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  Reply # 609838 16-Apr-2012 09:43 Send private message

Our committment was to enable speeds of at least 10Mbps on our network - i.e. to the doorstep - and that is the reason why we deployed FTTN cabinets in those areas where people live too far away from the equipment in their exchange to get it.

We finished our FTTN project at the end of last year, so if you're off the Birkdale exhange today, then you're probably within 2 - 2.5km of the local exchange and its 10Mbps service zone.  So no, we do not have any further plans for FTTN deployments in east Birkdale (unless its a new growth area that needs additional capacity).    




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  Reply # 609839 16-Apr-2012 09:45 Send private message

ChorusVan: Our committment was to enable speeds of at least 10Mbps on our network - i.e. to the doorstep - and that is the rason why we deployed FTTN cabinets in those areas where people lived too far away from the equipment in their exchange to get it.

We finished our FTTN project at the end of last year, so if you're off the Birkdale exhange today, then you're probably within 2 - 2.5km of the local exchange and its 10Mbps service zone.  So no, we do not have any further plans for FTTN deployments in east Birkdale (unless its a new growth area that needs additional capacity).    


Hi,

Thanks for the answer.
A Chorus technician measured about 7Mbps at my doorstep last week so I am a bit below the 10Mbps promise and was hoping that one day a cabinet would come along and increase that speed... 

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  Reply # 610212 16-Apr-2012 20:23 Send private message

i'm in balmoral/mt eden, i'm in a zone that's not getting a cabinet and is not on any early UFB zone, and i'm sitting at the 6-7Mbps mark too, not the 10Mbps being suggested. How much of the urban network was supposed to get this 10Mbps minimum?




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  Reply # 610343 17-Apr-2012 09:08 Send private message

I am guessing it was worked out on sync speed, not speed via your ISP
And also they worked out the potential sync speed based on each user using an ADSL2+ modem, and with xyz amount of attenuation in the copper loop, and that the user has a master dsl filter.

If you do have a master dsl filter and have performed an isolation test, then i would suggest checking it at the demarc, and if that doesnt work then lodge a fault- it could be a bad length of copper or water in a trunk cable further up your line back to the exchange.




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  Reply # 610347 17-Apr-2012 09:11 Send private message

Not sure who you responded to Ray but:
Yes, I do have a master splitter installed but this is kind of irrelevant here as the 7Mbps was measured by the Chorus technician at the demarc point.

But you are right, I might need to follow it up with my ISP... 

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  Reply # 610352 17-Apr-2012 09:15 Send private message

Sorry i was meaning it was the 10mbit zone that was worked out by estimated sync speeds.

With the theory that an ADSL2+ connection can have a 10mbit sync speed up to xx km from the dslam over 24AWG wire with some sort of percentage for a margin of error. Then beyond that distance they would start cabinetising.




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  Reply # 610353 17-Apr-2012 09:16 Send private message

OK, I understand now and it makes sense.

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