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WarwickNet delivers flexible fibre solution to Tanshire Park, Elstead
Wednesday 25 February 2015 14:12:55 by Andrew Ferguson

At over 1km from its existing VDSL2 Openreach cabinet the businesses in Tanshire Park, Elstead will be very pleased with the roll-out of fibre services via a dedicated on-site PoP by WarwickNet.

"Elstead is a very rural area where the development of sustainable employment locations is very important to the community and the local authority. Access to cost effective broadband continues to be the biggest problem for these areas and prior to linking up with WarwickNet our internet was extremely slow. Some of the larger organisations operating from Tanshire Park opted to lease dedicated fibre into their premises but this is not cost effective or suitable for all the firms.

We chose WarwickNet as the team were happy to work with tenants directly, understanding that they all have very different needs. A number of options ranging from 40 Mbit per second broadband to a high capacity uncontended service are now available on site and firms which have taken up the services have already experienced a vast improvement in speed and effectiveness."

Gordon Farquharson, Director and Company Secretary of the landlords at Tanshire Park

The previous FTTC based speeds would have been in the 6 to 11 Mbps download range, so offering 40 Mbps and faster will be very welcome, particularly the availability of uncontended services which can be important for some businesses. The point of presence is located in the main comms room on site, with fibre running to a number of the buildings across the site making it easy to connect firms as they sign up.

Comments

Posted by Blackmamba about 1 year ago
Hi Broadband watchers.
A good site at Elstead but the speeds from the local Cab BDUK would have given higher speeds than quoted. This Cab did have fibre on demand plus in the next few months FTTP.
Posted by andrew (Favicon staff member) about 1 year ago
Looked up speeds from BT Wholesale checker for an address in the park, so what are you saying will be possible for these businesses.

Posted by Blackmamba about 1 year ago
Hi Andrew Staff and John doe.
As the customer is on CAB 1 Elstead and has been closed for aprox six months plus the old Cab has been shifted from the old post office ground the next move would be to prove fibre to the post code as stated above. This then opens up to post code which are close to customers runing at 2 meg see think Broadband map.
Posted by fastman about 1 year ago
the cab created by warwicknet will only have FTTC available from Warwicknet -- warwicknet are an SLU so you can only by FTTC from them -- its not the same as Openreach FTTC
Posted by Blackmamba about 1 year ago
Hi Fast.
Yes I do understand the above but there is a Cab in between which is much closer only requires a cable divershion .7 of a mile from the post code.The above cable does run pass this location plus the fibre node is in the main road.
Posted by andrew (Favicon staff member) about 1 year ago
@Blackmamba 'only requires' is very different to actually being able to order the service, which is what we are talking about.

It is always possible to rearrange the network, the question is whether Openreach or a council want to spend the money to do so.
Posted by Blackmamba about 1 year ago
Hi Andrews Staff
As this is a BD UK CAB the council will be able to spend the Clawback money on the network if they wish to get others above the 15 meg target at that location. I do not know how many lines are involved at this site. The council is under pressure to get the 94% target (Surrey 15 meg) so I would think they would spend wisely. There could be money still in the pot as the infill is not completed yet but very close.
Posted by andrew (Favicon staff member) about 1 year ago
So no actual plan, and this is just conjecture that this might happen, so why the original post?

Am guessing WarwickNet was able to give to a timeline and package it up with lots of SME type services such as the uncontended and higher speed fibre options.

As for Surrey with 93.4% at 30 Mbps or faster not sure they need to panic much more.
Posted by Blackmamba about 1 year ago
Hi Andrews Staff
Thanks for the results for Surrey 93.4% at the EU target 30 meg.
Posted by fastman about 1 year ago
Andrew the BTW checker speeds will no change due to that cab being placed by Warwicknet as that cab does not use ethernet GEA and is an SLU cab so you cannot but an FTTC service in the same way as a commercial cab or BDUK cab -- only a bsespoke service from warwicknet
Posted by fastman about 1 year ago
that cab is nothing to do with BDUK or commercial it is a SLU cab only
Posted by andrew (Favicon staff member) about 1 year ago
Fully aware that this is slu/fibre with nothing to do with bt wholesale. Checker only arose as used it to verify existing speeds at address which is a few hundred metres from speed test data showing 16 Mbps
Posted by Blackmamba about 1 year ago
Hi Fast
I would think the service on the FTTC Cab 1 BDUK Elstead for the above will be removed in the nex few days and the CAB will be open for service. I will visit the site next week .
Posted by fastman about 1 year ago
black th FTTC 1 is a bduk cab. the new cab on the busienss park is an SLU cab nothing to do with BDUK so they are not connected in any shape or form to the Bduk project so not sure which part of that you do not understand
Posted by Blackmamba about 1 year ago
Hi Fast.
Do you know when a BD UK Cab returns to Openreach/BT is it the seven years or when the 100 ties are used. I think in the Surrey contract they have only paid for a 100 pair access.
Posted by andrew (Favicon staff member) about 1 year ago
Once the cabinet is stood and ready for service anything like extra cable ties, line cards or even a second cabinet is down to Openreach, i.e. any ongoing costs are in the Openreach camp, the ideal being it is minimal risk to the council.
Posted by Blackmamba about 1 year ago
Hi Andrews Staff
Thanks for your reply that answer is what I wanted that places Openreach /BT to get the Surrey customers Post Code over 15 meg this is when the Cab FTTC can be changened to FTTC /P.
Posted by fastman about 1 year ago
black no view but that cab is owned by Openreach and as part of the BT core network as soon as it is into service -- however in this instance this is all irrelevant as the cab installed is a SLU cab not part of BDUK or part of BT Core network so not covered by any future upgrade and no service provider choice either
Posted by Blackmamba about 1 year ago
Hi Fast
Thanks for your reply and confirming Andrews remarks above. At least I was correct on the fibre overhead routing to a black spot Pepper Harrow and could have sold more systems .
Posted by andrew (Favicon staff member) about 1 year ago
I have no idea what is being talked about
Posted by fastman about 1 year ago
peper harrow is a private fibre not NGA
Posted by fastman about 1 year ago
Andrew i do and its nothing to do with BDUK or this thread !!!!
Posted by fastman about 1 year ago
or to be currect there is a private fibre to that location but its not NGA and its not usable
Posted by andrew (Favicon staff member) about 1 year ago
That is what I thought too but nlackmanba is giving impression fttp build via surrey bduk project is on the way and common for properties getting under 15 Meg from fttc
Posted by Blackmamba about 1 year ago
Hi Andrew Staff
I am not saying that the FTTP is tied to the BDUK but is independent from the FTTC BD UK but is located to a node in the local area. I think the fibre will be used for the longer lines that are further from the (FTTC BD UK. Old Cab).
Posted by fastman about 1 year ago
the only FTTP will be what is already committed in contract -- dont think there is an OMR for surrey -- so cant see anything else happening -- the area mentioned in the last couple of posts is nothing to do with BDUK or Surrey - black unless there is a project for that there wont be or the community can work diurectly with openreach whica a number a re doing -- but i assume you know that already
Posted by Blackmamba about 1 year ago
Hi Flash.
I have just returned from the above and the area and have see ducting on DP,s. The speed shown on Andrews thinkbroad map post code. I think that is the speed from the exchange adsl not from a FTTC Cab 1. There is a new pole across the river in the direction of the kennels which is feed by overhead.
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