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# 173717 3-Jun-2015 09:05
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I live in an apartment. There's one (pair) of fibre going into one fibre converter box thing.
Does that mean all 50 apartments (if they decide to sign up) will share the same bandwidth? :(
can they multiplex like 50 streams down one fibre connection? lol

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  # 1316591 3-Jun-2015 09:17
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no

if you get your own connection 100/100 or 200/200 or what ever you will get that.

The main fibres into the building will be rated way higher than what you can get on your home connection and no everyone in the building will choose to get fibre either



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  # 1316596 3-Jun-2015 09:20
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ok, I don't get how that's done technically :P
so how can they tailor/provision everyone to their own chosen speed dimensions through one piece of hardware? 

 
 
 
 




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  # 1316598 3-Jun-2015 09:21
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so why won't there be 50 x fibre terminator boxes in our basement comms room?

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  # 1316601 3-Jun-2015 09:24
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because they can split the fibre for each appartment

each appartment will get an ONT

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  # 1316610 3-Jun-2015 09:34
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Look up GPON on Wikipedia. :)

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  # 1316660 3-Jun-2015 10:38
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You should probably just be glad the building has already got a connection, MDU can take a while otherwise.




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  # 1316816 3-Jun-2015 13:52
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don't count on it - more than 2 months with the ducting in common area done and still waiting for service

 
 
 
 


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  # 1316835 3-Jun-2015 14:39
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trakman: I live in an apartment. There's one (pair) of fibre going into one fibre converter box thing.
Does that mean all 50 apartments (if they decide to sign up) will share the same bandwidth? :(
can they multiplex like 50 streams down one fibre connection? lol


Gpon. While its a sorta-shared bandwidth (upstream from all users is shared using single wavelength split into time, downstream each user has own wavelength), it's been provisioned in such a way that it is not congested at this level (so far).
Congestion can occur in other places tho.



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  # 1316841 3-Jun-2015 15:00
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Thanks guys!
I will probably be the 1st apt to get UFB
I read the techs put a device on each floor/level
As well as an ONT

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  # 1316921 3-Jun-2015 18:06
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trakman: Thanks guys!
I will probably be the 1st apt to get UFB
I read the techs put a device on each floor/level
As well as an ONT


Generally apartments have an apartment build stage where a Cabinet gets installed (probably in basement), and fibre break-out boxes per level.

Later when ask to be connected an installer will build out from the break-out box on your level through to inside your room and install an ONT. Half a days work if all goes well.

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  # 1317615 4-Jun-2015 22:54
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Just a quick caution:

Not all Fibre is UFB fibre

Some buildings (such as empire in Auckland city) have business grade fiber, which the building management resell to residents via a local network of some sort.

Generally these connections are inferior / more expensive than a normal UFB/xDSL connection, but can be fast and convenient to set up for shorter term tenants . Sometimes this is the only option for data (other than wireless) for these buildings.

Hopefully you have access too normal UFB

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