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Old 19-02-2012, 20:32   #16
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Re: Whats is this Virgin Media Building For? - Papworth, Cambridgeshire

might eba headend but cant be sure cant see it closely nor am i aware of a headend in that area
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Old 19-02-2012, 23:46   #17
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Re: Whats is this Virgin Media Building For? - Papworth, Cambridgeshire

Its listed as NTL at the entrance to the industrial estate.

http://www.google.co.uk/maps?q=Bromb...6,,2,9.22&z=19
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Old 20-02-2012, 06:39   #18
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Re: Whats is this Virgin Media Building For? - Papworth, Cambridgeshire

Yeah used to have NTL on it. There are some vans parked outside it actually if you look on Street View.

I was told in another thread there isn't a headend there and the headend for most of the north west is Baguley in Manchester. Could this building be a hubsite instead and if so, what's the difference?
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Re: Whats is this Virgin Media Building For? - Papworth, Cambridgeshire

Its the switch site for the wirral. I go there every other week to do various surveys.
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Re: Whats is this Virgin Media Building For? - Papworth, Cambridgeshire

Back when I was knee-high to a grasshopper, we lived in Wythenshawe. I went to Wythenshaw college. At the end of the road where the college was (its now been demolished), was a Tesco's store, "Tescos Baguely". Right behind that, was a big building, that had more satellite dishes than I had acne, with NTL signs everywhere.

Would I be right in assuming that was the NTL (now virgin) headend?
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Re: Whats is this Virgin Media Building For? - Papworth, Cambridgeshire

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Back when I was knee-high to a grasshopper, we lived in Wythenshawe. I went to Wythenshaw college. At the end of the road where the college was (its now been demolished), was a Tesco's store, "Tescos Baguely". Right behind that, was a big building, that had more satellite dishes than I had acne, with NTL signs everywhere.

Would I be right in assuming that was the NTL (now virgin) headend?
That building on Southmoor Rd is still bristling with dishes and is the Baguley Headend.
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Re: Whats is this Virgin Media Building For? - Papworth, Cambridgeshire

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Its the switch site for the wirral. I go there every other week to do various surveys.
Am I right in thinking there's one in Birkenhead too?
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Am I right in thinking there's one in Birkenhead too?
Yes but its a hub site not a switch, Bromborough has the exchange in it, Birkenhead is just a hub site that feeds it.
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Yes but its a hub site not a switch, Bromborough has the exchange in it, Birkenhead is just a hub site that feeds it.
I'm familiar with BT exchanges due to my work. What's the difference between these and Virgin's? I'm assuming the VM copper telephone lines get converted to fibre in a street cabinet prior to reaching somewhere like Bromborough? Whereas with BT, it is in the exchange itself where it switches to fibre.
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I'm familiar with BT exchanges due to my work. What's the difference between these and Virgin's? I'm assuming the VM copper telephone lines get converted to fibre in a street cabinet prior to reaching somewhere like Bromborough? Whereas with BT, it is in the exchange itself where it switches to fibre.
You have hit the nail on the head and its the same with the broadband.
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Re: Whats is this Virgin Media Building For? - Papworth, Cambridgeshire

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What is this VM building in Bromborough, Wirral? I never see any Virgin Media vans there.

http://www.google.co.uk/maps?q=Bromb...251.54,,0,4.25
I might be wrong, but if you follow your link you can see one in the car park!!

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I might be wrong, but if you follow your link you can see one in the car park!!

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