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Topic # 103177 31-May-2012 23:50
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Hey guys;

Just wondering if anyone had the figures on how many customers can be connected to these at once?

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  Reply # 633844 1-Jun-2012 06:25
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Depends what sort of backhaul you are using really.




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  Reply # 634174 1-Jun-2012 14:39
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Lets say 2 1E Backhaul.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 634433 1-Jun-2012 22:15
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Fully expanded : 60 Customers. 
4 on the base which has the E1 interfaces
8 per expansion, up to a max of 7 expansions



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  Reply # 634439 1-Jun-2012 22:24
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Hey thanks for that mate;

I also found this.

http://www.ptsupply.com/pdf/conklin_FASTmux_2000_Data_Sheet.pdf


"OVERVIEW
The FASTmux Model 2000 delivers between 4 and 60 ports of xDSL service (ADSL or G.shdsl) to any point in the network which can generate
1 to 4 physical T1 or E1 network links. Small and portable, the Model 2000 effectively eliminates established broadband service
range limitations of 18 kft from the CO. Designed to overcome the physical and financial barriers impeding xDSL deployments, the
Model 2000 enables broadband services from DLCs (Digital Loop Carriers), smaller Central Offices not needing a high density DSLAM, and
Optical Network Unit (ONU) cabinets, while also providing efficient access aggregation at the MTU (Multi-Tenant Unit)."

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  Reply # 634522 2-Jun-2012 09:41
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If you're wanting to buy a small DSLAM there are plenty of vastly superior products on the market these days.

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  Reply # 634639 2-Jun-2012 14:38
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The E1 backhaul is a serious limitation: its only 2 megs, not compatible with fibre or ethernet, and probably expensive too. As far as backhaul goes, having a bunch of 7meg users sharing a 2meg backhaul is asking for trouble and involves managing user expectations and planning for additional E1 links to match the number of users.

You cant reset an individual Conklin port (have to reboot the whole thing) even though ports can lockup regularly if you are unlucky. I wouldn't want to use one even if I had expert people managing it — IT equipment should be reliable and compatible these days. Even small DSL nodes these days have gigabit backhaul and/or fibre SFP.




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  Reply # 634677 2-Jun-2012 16:07
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sbiddle: If you're wanting to buy a small DSLAM there are plenty of vastly superior products on the market these days.


Agreed, They served their purpose at the time but they were only ever a fill-in measure really and there was  very little on the market at the time. I believe their big attraction was their compatibility with Alcatel's IMA group protocol on the ASAMs. Back in the olden days when I was a Downer inside plant tech (3.5 years ago) Telecom would think nothing of running a full ASAM rack (768 customers) off an IMA group , (4x E1s). let alone 60 customers off 2x E1s on a conklin. 
We even had a conklin in this area running off an ASAM which in turn was served by an IMA group. You can imagine how well that performed. However it was all good fun and our feet scarcely touched the ground , we were putting ASAMs, conklins and backhaul links in that fast.

G703 backhauls would be a problem now. What would you connect a conklin backhaul to?


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