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mr2

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stockholm pop
« on: May 06, 2010, 01:40:37 PM »

Why is the stockholm pop so frequently out of service?
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broquea

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Re: stockholm pop
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2010, 02:25:59 PM »

Fiber cuts in Europe, something in Denmark this time. Maybe they should learn to drive backhoes better :(
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Re: stockholm pop
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2010, 02:49:52 PM »

But it happens frequently enough to hit 2+ hours outage minimum span per week.
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Re: stockholm pop
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2010, 03:03:28 PM »

But it happens frequently enough to hit 2+ hours outage minimum span per week.

Indeed. Perhaps more breathalyzer tests on backhoe drivers are needed over there.
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Re: stockholm pop
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2010, 06:24:39 PM »

ETR appears to be 45-60mins.

ETA until next backhoe takes out fiber in Europe is 5 bottles of cheap wine with anti-freeze.
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Re: stockholm pop
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2010, 06:38:09 PM »

LOL

Did this happen in Sweden?  Perhaps a maypole was pyle-driven into a fiber conduit?  :P

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Re: stockholm pop
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2010, 07:59:25 PM »

So how do you fix something like this?  Drop some sort of box in the ground and put the new connections inside that?
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Re: stockholm pop
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2010, 08:27:25 PM »

So how do you fix something like this?  Drop some sort of box in the ground and put the new connections inside that?
I've always wondered about that too.  I imagine they have to cut and clean the broken section of fiber, then fusion splice a new section in place.


Some vids showing fusion splicing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPtVXMnTKDc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rTFk3b4JLM

And of course if the fiber is in a conduit, that's probably broken too and needs to be repaired or replaced.  From what I've seen, typically a conduit will have several cables of fiber containing bundles of many fibers.  Each one of these have to be cut back, cleaned, cleaved, and spliced individually.  Takes a bit of time to fix things I imagine.
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