Does FTTH modem require a UPS?

Joyous

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I can see that BSNL provide a UPS along with FTTH connection.why? Does ONT modem require uninterrupted power? I don't have UPS and I usually turn off ONT modem with power switch..Is it ok?

I don't understand why BSNL gives a UPS with FTTH connection...

Does ONT modem should be kept always on?
 

Rajneesh Rana

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ONT does not have to be always on.
But because it's also used for voice it's recommended to have a power backup for it.

BSNL does provide a UPS but they are 8-10 years old and their batteries does not hold charge for even few seconds.

So if you need internet/voice during power cut then you should use UPS else it's totally optional.
 

Joyous

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Thanks very much for your prompt response Rajneesh

BSNL website says modem cost as 11,500..That's another dilemma i am not understanding
 


vishalrao

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@Joyous that is outdated price/webpage. Your LCO will charge you some installation charges and cost of latest modem device maybe in the range of 2-3k depending on wiring distance/cost to them.
 

humblefool

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@Joyous Yes The ONT and ROUTER will require an uninterrupted power supply. The cost ONT Modem can be negotiated with LCO. I got it for 2K
 


humblefool

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@varkey totally agree UPS is optional. I said it because VOICE won't be available during power cut. Anyway as @Rajneesh Rana said "
So if you need internet/voice during power cut then you should use UPS else it's totally optional.
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