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Old 21.09.2020, 10:43
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Re: Fibre socket installation

If your building already has a BEP (Building Entry Point) inside and you are on good terms with landlord then you can speed up the process / save money by laying out the cable from your apartment to BEP yourself. BEP is a white box that has "Commscope" written over it.

Cable you need is a single mode OS2 cable, you can buy them here:

You mount the socket on the wall in your apartment and pull the cable through the channels to the BEP. Depending on your handyman skills and building topology it can be both very easy or very hard.

Cable is very, very thin with slippery outside cover so it is rather easy to pull through the channels, you should be careful not to expose cable to strong physical forces or strong bends. But it is really not a rocket science.

Once done you can call specialist who will splice the other end into BEP / do measurement. This costs more or less a flat fee of 400-500 CHF and is done by handful of authorized installers in Switzerland, so your local electrical guy will likely not do that, he will just call up that authorized company.

Cable installation was additional 1'100 in my case, I saved this money by doing the job myself in a little more then 3 hours.

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