1Gbps Fibre Internet Access



  • Hi folks,

    We're getting a 1 Gbps Fibre line installed. I've never had one before, so a quick question on equipment if I may...

    The fibre comes from Openreach to an ADVA FSP150CP. That's expected. Same as our 100 Mbps fibre line.

    The ISP (HSO) plans to install an Huawei S3700-28TP to connect to the ADVA, and present us 1 x 1GbE port to then use the line, by connecting that to our firewall. I expected that...

    My question is, we only need to use one port to access the line from our firewall. Isn't a 28 port S3700-28TP excessive?

    Our existing 100 Mbps Fibre line uses an 8 port Juniper between our firewall and the ADVA and takes up only a little room... It seems excessive to have a 1U switch sitting in my rack for 1 port. Is it? Shouldn't they be providing me with a much smaller device here like the Juniper...

    Best,
    Jim



  • It's their ballgame. As they are providing the equipment they get to decide what they use.

    I suppose you could ask them to provide something smaller.

    Is the 1u a problem for you?

    It seems odd to me that they aren't providing their own tack for their own equipment.

    In my case, my ISP installed their own wall mounted quarter rack plus USP at the DMARC location.

    It takes up a fair amount of space but in my case it's not an issue.



  • @dashrender said in 1Gbps Fibre Internet Access:

    It's their ballgame. As they are providing the equipment they get to decide what they use.

    I suppose you could ask them to provide something smaller.

    Is the 1u a problem for you?

    It seems odd to me that they aren't providing their own tack for their own equipment.

    In my case, my ISP installed their own wall mounted quarter rack plus USP at the DMARC location.

    It takes up a fair amount of space but in my case it's not an issue.

    CenturyLink is the same, I have to have a Juniper sr224 for a 100mbps fiber in my rack. Fiber into the juniper copper out... Empty sfp port on edgerouter :-(

    They use RIP to announce my assigned subnets back into their network... Very clunky



  • Same with ATT. They provide a 1U switch (Ciena) and 3U router (Cisco).



  • Here is what my fiber and SIP incoming stuff 0_1502369781541_IMG_0436.JPG



  • @dashrender That room reminds me of our little office server room. However, you need the HVAC unit and water heater in there to make the room match.

    <end off-topic banter>



  • @dashrender said in 1Gbps Fibre Internet Access:

    It's their ballgame. As they are providing the equipment they get to decide what they use.

    I suppose you could ask them to provide something smaller.

    Is the 1u a problem for you?

    It seems odd to me that they aren't providing their own tack for their own equipment.

    In my case, my ISP installed their own wall mounted quarter rack plus USP at the DMARC location.

    It takes up a fair amount of space but in my case it's not an issue.

    Not an issue, we have the space - just find it a waste to have so many ports when we only use one.

    From the thread, I can see its usual, so at least I know.


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    @jimmy9008 said in 1Gbps Fibre Internet Access:

    @dashrender said in 1Gbps Fibre Internet Access:

    It's their ballgame. As they are providing the equipment they get to decide what they use.

    I suppose you could ask them to provide something smaller.

    Is the 1u a problem for you?

    It seems odd to me that they aren't providing their own tack for their own equipment.

    In my case, my ISP installed their own wall mounted quarter rack plus USP at the DMARC location.

    It takes up a fair amount of space but in my case it's not an issue.

    Not an issue, we have the space - just find it a waste to have so many ports when we only use one.

    From the thread, I can see its usual, so at least I know.

    AT&T puts in this big ass overkill Cisco router for their fiber hand off. think it is a 3U beast. But it only has 4 ports on it, so there is that.



  • @jaredbusch said in 1Gbps Fibre Internet Access:

    @jimmy9008 said in 1Gbps Fibre Internet Access:

    @dashrender said in 1Gbps Fibre Internet Access:

    It's their ballgame. As they are providing the equipment they get to decide what they use.

    I suppose you could ask them to provide something smaller.

    Is the 1u a problem for you?

    It seems odd to me that they aren't providing their own tack for their own equipment.

    In my case, my ISP installed their own wall mounted quarter rack plus USP at the DMARC location.

    It takes up a fair amount of space but in my case it's not an issue.

    Not an issue, we have the space - just find it a waste to have so many ports when we only use one.

    From the thread, I can see its usual, so at least I know.

    AT&T puts in this big ass overkill Cisco router for their fiber hand off. think it is a 3U beast. But it only has 4 ports on it, so there is that.

    I shall count my blessings then :P

    The line is nowhere close to being done yet though; Openreach don't seem to be able to figure out what they are doing!



  • They are also a carrier, buying in carrier quantities. For them, it's probably better to manage a single SKU of 24 port switches (or whatever it is) instead of all different sizes. Plus they probably get a great price from the vendor for buying hundreds or thousands of the same unit.



  • @dashrender said in 1Gbps Fibre Internet Access:

    They are also a carrier, buying in carrier quantities. For them, it's probably better to manage a single SKU of 24 port switches (or whatever it is) instead of all different sizes. Plus they probably get a great price from the vendor for buying hundreds or thousands of the same unit.

    Yes, this makes sense. I will have to take what they supply anyway, as its the end of their line and they can use whatever they want to provide me the one interface to use that line - its just a shame its 48 when I only need 1.


  • Service Provider

    Likely they need it often and only want to support one or two units.



  • This is standard We had (ugh) Windstream fiber in our Greensboro, NC office delivered by AT&T. Was a 24 port switch with a fiber conected on port 24 and we used port 1 for our handoff. They wall mounted it so it wasn't a big deal


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