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# 138973 23-Jan-2014 16:24
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Hi all
Chorus Contractors are connecting a fibre cable to our cabinet approx 5km from Alexandra in a semi rural area.

I stopped and asked he said the existing cabinet is staying, I think it is called a Conklin or Coglin and  that internet may not be faster but downloads will be (unsure what that means)

my Question is what if any difference  may be coming or is this just allowing more people to connect 

many thanks Pete

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  # 973018 23-Jan-2014 17:13
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This is most probably an RBI upgrade. Have a look at the Chorus RBI page

They will be upgrading the cabinet with a new ISAM. What it will do is bring contention way down to what it currently is with the Conklin and E1 backhaul.

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  # 973025 23-Jan-2014 17:26
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Do you know what the name of the cabinet is AL/? - (we can look up the published upgreade tables from Chorus)

but in the mean time

It is more than likely not a UFB install but and RBI upgrade of the existing cabinet.

If the cabinet (physicaly the same body) is staying then they may be just upgradeing the feed to the cabinet at this stage - eg same equipment but a 'bigger pipe' back to the main network. resault same speed but more consittant

If the cabinet is being replaced with a bigger one - or suplemented with an additional cabinet/s - they may be upgradeing the equipment that provides the DSL service (remove the conkilin gear and install an ISAM - resault better speed and more consittant service. 
They may all so change/suplement the delivery of voice services @ the same time with the installation of additional equipment.




 
 
 
 


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# 973026 23-Jan-2014 17:28
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This is great news if a Conklin is getting replaced with a cabinet, More capacity ' ports ' and much faster interwebs

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  # 973037 23-Jan-2014 17:42
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I damn well hope its a UFB cabinet! and by a semi-rural area, what do you mean?



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  # 973184 23-Jan-2014 21:05
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Thanks for all the replies 

the cabinet number is AL AB I think

it is on the corner of Manuherikia and Galloway roads

Regards Pete

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  # 973186 23-Jan-2014 21:07
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That's relatively close to where I live, not... :( (i live in clyde)

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  # 973260 23-Jan-2014 23:16
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beehappy: Thanks for all the replies 

the cabinet number is AL AB I think

it is on the corner of Manuherikia and Galloway roads

Regards Pete


AL/AB is already a Eatons Double Bay cabinet (so no cabinet replacement) so it looks like just the feeder fibre is being replaced (larger fibre count) possible so that those fibres that were/are already feeding it can be pushed on further (towards Springvale and Omakau Areas)

 
 
 
 


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  # 973289 24-Jan-2014 00:02
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johnr: This is great news if a Conklin is getting replaced with a cabinet, More capacity ' ports ' and much faster interwebs


Most days of the week we will see an outage notification for a Conklin upgrade to ISAM. Very common practice John

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  # 973433 24-Jan-2014 11:14
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Sorry to burst your bubble, but the fibre work going on close to your local cabinet is not going to benefit residents serviced from AL/AB.

The work is to extend fibre from duct near that cabinet to supply backhaul to a new RBI cabinet further up Galloway  Road (near the corner of Shannon Road).

That new RBI cabinet (AL/L) is scheduled for deployment in June 2015. 

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  # 974559 26-Jan-2014 11:30
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Once the fibre is in, hopefully they will schedule a project to change out the obsolete conklin to an ISAM or something that connects to fibre. UFB won't happen unless you are urban enough to get fibre run right to the gate, and sounds like this one only goes to the cabinet. This means that speed to the cabinet will no longer be the bottleneck once the Conklin is gone, and you will then be limited by both your ISPs speeds and the speed across your phone line to the modem.




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  # 987859 15-Feb-2014 17:04
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Why in my area of Warrington (all fixed line customers) WTI/A was there a 24 pair fibre cable put in back in 2010 (before UFB and RBI ) and no cabinet upgrade put in place ?? .People out here are very annoyed  they cannot get adsl2+ or order vdsl service . Being constricted to below 1mbit while running home business is very hard in 2014 .

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