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FTTP or FTT?

Strat
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FTTP or FTT?

I notice that some people like myself refer to full fat fibre as FTTP, the 'P' referring to the premises.

Others prefer to call it FTTH where the last letter refers to Home or House.

The problem here is that not all full fibre goes to a home, it could be supplying an office or a factory.

So maybe the trailing letter should reflect the fibre's destination.

Here are a few examples:

FTTH (Hospital)

FTTF (Factory)

FTTB (Barber's)

FTTCS (Chip shop)

I could go on but you get the idea.

Confusing isn't it.

What we really need is a standard.

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FTTKH (fibre to the kebab house). Mmm kebab.

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Re: FTTP or FTT?

FTTGS - Fibre To The Garden Shed...

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Re: FTTP or FTT?

@Strat To be serious (sorry 😉 ) FTTP should cover everything surely? A house is just as much 'premises' as a shop/factory.

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FTTO - Fibre To The Outhouse...

 

(Double meaning there too!!! 😂 )

 

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@jab1 wrote:

@Strat To be serious (sorry 😉 ) FTTP should cover everything surely? A house is just as much 'premises' as a shop/factory.


Serious again, if ISPs hadn't been allowed to con end users by advertising VDSL2 (and other flavours) as 'fibre' in the first place, then FTTP (etc.) could just simply (and truthfully) be called 'fibre'.

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@jab1 that was sort of my initial point but we did have a recent poster who was quite indignant about the use of FTTP claiming that FTTH was the international standard but it's all a bit of fun really.

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I thought that might have been your intention, @Strat . I did see that post but didn't say anything at the time, although I disagree with his sentiment, as I kind of hinted in my reply to you.

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@Strat 

And here's me thinking that THIS is FTTH, courtesy of Amazon Prime.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Organic-Hemp-Bran-Powder-Protein/dp/B07BLQ8VGB/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords...

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Re: FTTP or FTT?

In keeping with all other acronyms where To and The aren't included, FTTP shouldn't even have TT in it - so FP is what it really should be.

Of course.. we could always rename it FTP and confuse the hell out of everyone!

I can just imagine tech engineers around the world hating it... "Sorry sir did you mean your FTP connection to the server or the FTP connection to the server?"

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To put a boring slant on it:

Premises: the land and buildings owned by someone, especially by a company or organization

Cabinet: a piece of furniture with shelves, cupboards, or drawers, used for storing or showing things, as in street furniture.

What gets me more is people calling combined modem/routers 'routers', only to confuse those less techie who buy a router to try to replace their Plusnet hub, only to be disappointed. Maybe we should call these devices Hubs to reduce confusion.

Also once we do get to having FTTP accept that 'broadband' relates to the obsolete bodge that cost the nation billions as an alternative to running fibre all the way in the first place and refer to DSL.

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@Baldrick1 

I seem to recall at one point a particular hardware manufacturer was referring to their modem/routers as gateways which I found quite appropriate.

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Some people think a router is a device for carefully removing bits of wood.

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And hubs are what go on wheels, or if you're talking networking, hubs are a basic bit of kit to join a few computers together (compared to an ethernet switch which does a bit more stuff to stop things getting tangled up), and hubs, of the wheel kind need hubnuts, and HubNut is a youtuber who is worth watching if you're into dreadful and interesting cars... 😁

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@VileReynard 

I have a friend who calls a router a rowter.

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