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# 208713 24-Feb-2017 11:59
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It appears to be something to do with the copper network. The cabinet is currently unlocked with the doors swinging open.


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  # 1725609 24-Feb-2017 12:02
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Those are just to patch cables together as far as I know. I often see them broken and with the doors open. I wonder how good your broadband is after the connectors rust when the water gets on them!


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  # 1725620 24-Feb-2017 12:27
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^ as above and it's called a cross connect cabinet.


 
 
 
 




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  # 1725625 24-Feb-2017 12:37
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Ok, if they're still in use one would think that Chorus would want to keep 'em locked to deter vandalism.


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  # 1725628 24-Feb-2017 12:44
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DarthKermit:

 

Ok, if they're still in use one would think that Chorus would want to keep 'em locked to deter vandalism.

 

 

 

 

Haha, Id suggest that you call the number on the side 0508 4network or something. Let them know..
Some of those cabinets have a DSLAM on one side and a punch down on the other. 


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  # 1725631 24-Feb-2017 12:47
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DarthKermit:

 

Ok, if they're still in use one would think that Chorus would want to keep 'em locked to deter vandalism.

 

 

Especially that one feeding a bunch of businesses on Kelvin Grove Road! Pair of small side cutters is perfect for turning the lock in case you felt like being a good samaritan.


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  # 1725659 24-Feb-2017 13:14
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Honest Officer, the side cutters I'm holding in my hand are for closing the door, not to cut the wires. It's true, I read it on Geekzone.




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  # 1725660 24-Feb-2017 13:19
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and it now closed and locked (KGR/F)

 

 

 

if you find one of these open just ring 0800 4 network to report it


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  # 1725665 24-Feb-2017 13:24
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It is a cross-connect cabinet that connects copper bearer cables to the distribution cables (15 - 50 pair) cables in the street.  These cabinets have no active components in them.

 

We will get someone to go & close it.

 

thanks

 

^GL

 

 

 

 In the time it took me to post it was done! Thanks

 

 

 

As UFB Installer advises: If you see anything amiss with out street network, whether it is cabinets, poles or pits, 0800 4 NETWORK is the best point of contact.

 

 

 

 


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  # 1725820 24-Feb-2017 18:55
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I have a question (may have been answered elsewhere), what are these things called and what are they for? They're usually a dark green.

 

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Prr8Sd0Kt3Q/U1BqgAC2M3I/AAAAAAAAAMw/jz-Dr2K-dH8/s1600/UFB-FibreHub.jpg




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  # 1725878 24-Feb-2017 20:02
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You've seen War of the Worlds, right? It's a breathing tube for them aliens buried in the ground and waiting, waiting... tongue-out


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  # 1725879 24-Feb-2017 20:04
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quickymart:

 

I have a question (may have been answered elsewhere), what are these things called and what are they for? They're usually a dark green.

 

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Prr8Sd0Kt3Q/U1BqgAC2M3I/AAAAAAAAAMw/jz-Dr2K-dH8/s1600/UFB-FibreHub.jpg

 

 

 

 

Well those are a version of an Air Blown Fibre Access Terminal (ABFAT) use in early designs of the Chorus UFB Network -  a one to one connection point for fibre  - One side is a fixed, generaly 96Fibre, cable to a Cabinet (which houses the optical splitters) and the other side side 2 x 26way Microducts out to the houses in which the Air Blown fibre is then blown into and spliced to the fixed fibre up on trays inside.

 

The Biggest problem with them is that in high traffic (both Vehicular and pedestrian) they are prone to damage and hard to fix.

 

They stopped being used as part of later designs and their sort of replacements are now found in pits and tilt up when being worked on and then down out of the road again.

 

Those prone to excessive damage have been replaced with a Pit version.

 

 


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  # 1725881 24-Feb-2017 20:05
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quickymart:

I have a question (may have been answered elsewhere), what are these things called and what are they for? They're usually a dark green.


http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Prr8Sd0Kt3Q/U1BqgAC2M3I/AAAAAAAAAMw/jz-Dr2K-dH8/s1600/UFB-FibreHub.jpg

looks like a fiber pillar box.

Edit: beaten to it by the pros




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  # 1725882 24-Feb-2017 20:10
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I had the understanding that each of those cabinets had a dedicated phone line for tamper alerts and technicians were required to call a number before opening them and again on closure? I've seen this calling process in first hand from both sides.

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MadEngineer: I had the understanding that each of those cabinets had a dedicated phone line for tamper alerts and technicians were required to call a number before opening them and again on closure? I've seen this calling process in first hand from both sides.

 

There are other methods used to alarm check the none active fibre network (set up if and when required ) - the ones you are referring to are permanent in the big green/cream cabinets full of the electronics in the copper network. Either way dosent really help when cars run right through them

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That one got bowled at 3am and was 90% back and running by 3am the following morning




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Why don't they have any steel protective pillars at the corners the way above ground electrical distribution boxes often have?


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