4 weeks ago
UFiber GPON in Nezvěstivce (Pilsen region / Czech Rep.)
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UFiber GPON in Nezvěstivce (Pilsen region / Czech Rep.)
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Nezvěstice, Czechia
Description

Hello here, we are Radynet a WISP from Czech Republic with around 3000 customers and this is our first attempt to use fiber instead of wireless technology. We connected 71 houses and 64 flats in a town of Nezvěstice in Czech Republic. We reused trenches made by municipality for burying down the power cables in the town which made this deployment a bit easier and cheaper. To save even more we built a DIY fiber blowing machine and bought a really cheap fusion splicer from China, surprisingly it works quite ok. We decided to use UFiber as we are basically rookies in the fiber world so the easiness of setup is a huge plus.

 

UBNT will probably release our case study soon so this thread is just about sharing some more pictures and discussing the details possibly.

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UFiber GPON in Nezvěstivce (Pilsen region / Czech Rep.)

by 4 weeks ago - last edited 4 weeks ago

Hello here, we are Radynet a WISP from Czech Republic with around 3000 customers and this is our first attempt to use fiber instead of wireless technology. We connected 71 houses and 64 flats in a town of Nezvěstice in Czech Republic. We reused trenches made by municipality for burying down the power cables in the town which made this deployment a bit easier and cheaper. To save even more we built a DIY fiber blowing machine and bought a really cheap fusion splicer from China, surprisingly it works quite ok. We decided to use UFiber as we are basically rookies in the fiber world so the easiness of setup is a huge plus.

 

UBNT will probably release our case study soon so this thread is just about sharing some more pictures and discussing the details possibly.

obr040-CO.JPG

 

obr011-radost.JPG

 

obr036-svarovani.JPG

 

obr016-vysledky.JPG

 

obr037-svarovani.JPG

 

obr031-foukame.JPG

 

obr047-GPON.jpg

 

obr032-foukame.JPG

 

obr033-svarovani.JPG

 

obr010-radost.JPG

 

obr041-CO.JPG

 

obr028-foukame.JPG

 

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Comments
by
3 weeks ago
Just curious-- blown fiber seems less popular in the US; what made you go that route?
by
3 weeks ago

What is your experience with the cheap fusion splicer? What did you pay for that?

by
3 weeks ago

Hi @Aaarrrgggh and @bleulhbs

Blown fiber - We found this to be the easiest and cheapest method. The longest fiber path we have is 300 M only so that also helped to choose blowing over another techniques. 

Fusion splicer - We bought it from china for about 20k CZK (which is around 950 USD). It's a 2D splicer only but we found it sufficient. The only problems we had were:

- We needed to send both splicers to RMA as they stopped working afer half a year

- Sometimes you need to "solder" the joint two times or three times to get reliable connectoin but that's just occasional

- Doesn't work well in lower temperatures (around 0 °C)

 

 

 

by
3 weeks ago

Do you have any more information on your DIY fibre blowing tool? It looks interesting. 

by
3 weeks ago

Now you are a FISP too! (Fiber Internet Service Provider)

by
2 weeks ago

Hey I got one question.

I was just wondering how do you become an ISP how do you get the internet and how do you give users IP adresses?

 

Thank you very much

by
2 weeks ago

thanks for share your experiences with us!

 

Please i would like purchase a fiber splicer can you help with a web site link from china or any store! thanks in advance  sincerely  great from South America - Ecuador

by
a week ago

Can you send the link were you purchase the parts of the blower and the fiber that you using 

by
Monday

@MJ-radynet

You should try AFL splicers.  I picked a two up on eBay for $800 and $1,200 USD.  Never have any fusion issues.  The only time I have issues is if I accidentally break the splice while trying to put the splice sleeve on.  I found the key is to make sure there is a little horizontal stress on the splice, so that it can't break before the sleeve is heated/sealed to the fibers.

by
Monday

How did you "reuse" the municipality trench for power?  Did they run their power conduit, partially fill, and then let you put your stuff on top of that?