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  Reply # 781879 14-Mar-2013 19:20
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sbiddle:  Meanwhile a big market opens up, something I've been doing a lot of work on.



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  Reply # 782676 16-Mar-2013 13:53
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I couldn't agree more, fibre to each and every end-user is the only way to go for the long term reliability, simplicity and consistency of UFB.  Remember, most of these difficult install will not be standard installs and if people want UFB they will need to pay the appropriate amount to get it, do it themselves (tubing etc) or hire some of you fine gentlemen to do it.  Laughing

***I am not in anyway biased at all, writing this, as I stare out the window of my 7th floor apartment in Auckland's CBD. Innocent


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  Reply # 782794 16-Mar-2013 22:28
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robjg63: Hi
Where I work is now in the UFB zone - hurray!

I have asked the Telco we use to give us some options.
They seem a little cagey on whether or not there are connection costs or what they might be(we are about 10 floors up from the ground).
The account rep said there 'may be a cost for running UTP to our floor' and asked if other sales people have mentioned this (we have had people knocking on the door since chorus stopped digging and filled in the trenches).

Would this be normal to have fibre to premises and then use UTP or should I expect fibre to the floor?

Any one had any experiences with install costs and what cabling was used for the last leg of the connection?

OK back to the original question about costs -

Of the 5 MDU installs that I have been involved with (so far) in 4 of these cases an additional fibre access terminal ('FAT') was installed on the appropriate floor as an extension off the UFB network at no aditional cost to the 'end user'.  We installed fibre from there to their network cabinet/server locations, where their ONTs were installed.  UTP is only used from the ONT to their Gateway - usualy via a short patch cord.

(These FATs have addition fibre connection points for future connections to additional tenents on theses floors)

 The 5th - a FAT was installed off the exisiting Point-2-Point fibre terminal on the ground floor (up in to  the end users server room on the 2nd fllor) - this again was at no cost to them - the ONT was installed within 2m of this terminal (this FAT was only intended for this tenent)

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  Reply # 783693 18-Mar-2013 23:05
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Are the FAT's optical splitters? or are they just a patch point?

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  Reply # 785759 23-Mar-2013 06:58
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raytaylor: Are the FAT's optical splitters? or are they just a patch point?

simple answer less that 22 connections no - more that 22 yes

The internal FATs/FANs come in different sizes depending on the number of possible connections - the smallest being for 2 to 4 connections and the largerest stanadrd size 288 connections

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