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clayton

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#277101 25-Sep-2020 16:03
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Hi, I would like to move the Fibre ONT from one part of the building to another, so I need to reroute the cabling from the entrance point to where the ONT will be going to be while renovating.


Does anyone know what type of cable Chorus uses?, it looks like a CAT6 cable with a integrated fibre cable in one..


Rather do this myself as Chorus messed up last time.


Thanks


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  #2574404 25-Sep-2020 16:54
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Optic@t


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  #2574407 25-Sep-2020 17:01
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IF you want to move the ONT you will need to get Chorus to do it for you ,

 

They will need to come a splice the optical cable with more length (or replace it)  and then install the ONT in the new location,

 

The best thing for you to do is to run a cable path (conduit or otherwise) from the existing ONT location to the new one) - or run an entirely new path from the entry point to the new location if that is easiest...


 
 
 
 


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  #2574411 25-Sep-2020 17:17
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clayton:

 

Hi, I would like to move the Fibre ONT from one part of the building to another, so I need to reroute the cabling from the entrance point to where the ONT will be going to be while renovating.

 

 

 

Does anyone know what type of cable Chorus uses?, it looks like a CAT6 cable with a integrated fibre cable in one..

 

 

 

Rather do this myself as Chorus messed up last time.

 

 

 

Thanks

 

 

Chorus never mess up! 

 

They use a Prysmian Flatcore inside usually https://www.prysmiancable.co.nz/telecom/made-to-blend-in/

 

and usually a 2c hexatronic to the ETP https://www.hexatronic.co.nz/collections/fibre/products/stingray-air-blown-fibre-unit-2f-6f-and-12f

 

 

 

 


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  #2574417 25-Sep-2020 17:28
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Easiest way is to find a random Chorus tech and pay him cash. When driving around if you see the van stop and ask. Maybe they would want $50 if you run the cable yourself as they don't pay for the materials themselves AFAIK





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  #2574422 25-Sep-2020 17:50
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You're not allowed to move the cable yourself. Call your RSP and Chorus will come and quote and do the job for you. As for the type of cable there isn't a single type - there are at least 3 or 4 different types.

 

I'm also not sure how you plan on doing this yourself, because a fibre splicer is a basic requirement for this work, and if you have one of those you'll know about the different types of fibre so wouldn't need to be asking this question! 😀

 

 


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  #2574446 25-Sep-2020 18:18
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Happy to run the correct cable from point A to B and Chorus to terminate at both ends

 

Last OP posted a cable type, but does not match current cable requirements 

 

All I want to do is run the correct cable before construction is completed.

 

Can I purchase this type of cable or is it Secret Squirrel??

 

 


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  #2574449 25-Sep-2020 18:30
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clayton:

 

Happy to run the correct cable from point A to B and Chorus to terminate at both ends

 

Last OP posted a cable type, but does not match current cable requirements 

 

All I want to do is run the correct cable before construction is completed.

 

Can I purchase this type of cable or is it Secret Squirrel??

 

 

 

 

There are multiple types of fibre used by Chorus. There is nothing specialised about the cable but you will struggle to find anything but Opticat readily available from a wholesaler, even then they'll probably only sell you a 305m roll.

 

The price Chorus will charge will not vary depending on whether you've done any work or not (exceptions are things such as digging trenches).

 

 


 
 
 
 


clayton

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  #2574452 25-Sep-2020 18:39
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Yeh, true that, Thanks... So what is the 305m roll called?


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  #2574462 25-Sep-2020 19:08
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Regardless of what the cable is, you need Chorus to do this. It's their network, not yours.

 

Get a job in to have the move done, and when the tech comes out, either have the whole distance already done in conduit ready for them, or ask them to leave a length of cable for you to run, and they can return to do the termination and ONT move.


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  #2574463 25-Sep-2020 19:09
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clayton:

 

Yeh, true that, Thanks... So what is the 305m roll called?

 

 

It's called Optic@t but you don't want a 305m roll because that'll probably set you back $600ish without a good discount..  But more importantly it may not be the correct cable for the job because the whole cable back to the ETP will probably need to be replaced.

 

Seriously just call your RSP and get Chorus to visit. It's so much easier and less painful than the path you want to go down.

 

 


clayton

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  #2574467 25-Sep-2020 19:26
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Thanks so much, you just answered my question!!


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  #2574530 26-Sep-2020 06:59
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clayton:

 

Happy to run the correct cable from point A to B and Chorus to terminate at both ends

 

Last OP posted a cable type, but does not match current cable requirements 

 

All I want to do is run the correct cable before construction is completed.

 

Can I purchase this type of cable or is it Secret Squirrel??

 

 

 

 

run conduit and a draw wire

 

then chorus will turn up to move it and pull it through your conduit


clayton

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  #2574664 26-Sep-2020 14:37
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Yes, good idea, thanks

 

 


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