Curious about what an Openreach FTTC cabinet sounds like?

In which case you have come to the right place, as the MP3 file here gives you an idea of what they sound like.

You may need to turn the volume up, this was recorded at one of the vents of a live cabinet in a quiet street. This should give some idea for the anoraks wondering what a cabinet sounds like. In the summer when fans are running faster they might be slight more audible.

NOTE A cabinet with fans and electronics running does not guarantee it is live and taking orders. Some cabinets are powered up before the fibre connectivity to the fibre handover node (modern word for telephone exchange) is up and running.