Ethernet Cablelink is a length of fibre cable that lets you connect a licensed facility within an exchange either internally to another licensed facility, or externally to your network. You can use it to connect equipment installed in different licensed areas in the same exchange.
We also have an external variant that we use to pull in your cable from the handover box to the exchange cable chamber.
How it works
Ethernet Cablelink is a simple cable connection, which lets you connect a licensed facility to your own network or non-adjacent licensed facilities within the same site. It’s used for local loop unbundling (LLU) equipment like digital subscriber line access multipliers (DSLAM).
We offer internal and external Ethernet Cablelink.
- Internal Cablelink: we install internal grade multi-fibre cable within the exchange. The internal cables have up to 12 fibres, and are either left coiled (not connected) or spliced to a patch panel at one or both ends. If you order a patch panel we’ll splice all 12 fibres through.
- External Cablelink: we can either pull in a single 24 or 48-fibre external grade cable from the point of handover (the “Openreach handover box”) to the cable chamber. This is spliced to a single 24 or 48-fibre internal cable (or multiples of 12 fibres if you order a patch panel), which we’ll route to your licensed facility in the exchange.
- Cablelink uses direct fibre within the exchange – so you don’t need extra space.
- It’s compatible with next generation networks meaning you’ll be ready for the future.
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