In pictures: UFB - Chorus Fibre to the Home installation (part III)
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Computerworldeditor Sarah Putt has documented the installation of a Chorus Fibre To the Home connection in Albany, Auckland that took place earlier this month. In Part I, we showed how the black cable, which runs from from the External Termination Point outside the house to the roadside cabinet, is joined to the blue cable located in the roadside cabinet, via a Fibre Access Terminal. In Part II, we headed indoors from the External Termination Point. Once your cables are good to go, it's time to get connected...
Once the fibre is connected, the installer registers the Subscriber Line ID (SLID) to the system operated by Chorus’s technology partners Alcatel-Lucent.
The ONT is owned by Chorus and represents the “last part of the network” .
The ONT is connected to the customer’s modem, in this instance an Orcon Genius modem which enables both a data connection and a Voice Over IP connection (voice service).
The speed test reveals an almost symmetrical service of just over 43Mbps. It might have been good news for the customer because he’s signed up for a 30Mbps plan - but there was a hiccup with Orcon’s frimware and it gave an incorrect reading. He is apparently getting the speed he paid for.
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In pictures: UFB - Chorus Fibre to the Home installation (part I)
In pictures: UFB - Chorus Fibre to the Home installation (part II)
Posted by Michael Whybro at 15:05:22 on June 28, 2012
1) It's just Albany (ie: who cares) and technically it is actually just a trial area.
2) Readily available, really?
3) June 2012 was always going to be the first date that any RSP's were going to START selling the service.
3) It is a marathon, not a sprint, and time will tell whether racing to be first to the finish line or taking a bit longer to get it right for customers is the right approach (ie: Orcon vs ALL other major RSP's).
4) No one in Telecom knows anything about it: Are you serious!?
5) Drawing conclusions to XT clearly shows you don't know what you are talking about.
Posted by Paul at 1:27:38 on June 30, 2012
Just making sure my new house design assumptions were right! ;-)
Posted by Anonymous at 10:41:37 on June 28, 2012
Whilst not the final version, Chorus' revised Introductory Offer (as of 1 June) suggests the ONT be installed behind the primary television.
Numerous consultations with Retail Service Providers have identified this to be the most suitable location as online-capable TVs are advancing quickly into the central entertainment point of the household.
Posted by Anonymous at 12:04:54 on June 28, 2012
Can it also be looked at what happens during an emergency and the ONT has now power. Does it have built in UPS ?
Posted by Ben at 9:16:02 on June 28, 2012
Posted by Mike at 8:35:11 on June 28, 2012