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Your communications infrastructure is in safe hands. We deliver some of the UK’s largest dispersed civil engineering network infrastructure projects, designing, building, acquiring and operating ingenious solutions.
The infrastructure specialists
If your business depends on a robust, reliable communications infrastructure, it’s our business to deliver it. We understand the intricacies of acquiring, designing, building and operating communication network infrastructure solutions – it’s what we do, day-in, day-out for 24,000 widely dispersed telecoms and broadcast customer installations.
Multiple sectors; a single focus
The many sectors we support have different network requirements, but what remains constant is the mission criticality of the civil engineering infrastructure projects we undertake. We know that the ability to rapidly deploy solutions, our customers can rely on from day one, is vital; whether we’re developing new sites, adapting or upgrading existing ones, or providing transmission and backhaul.
Geography no problem
Around 77% of our sites are in rural locations. This means we often have to take an ingenious approach to the network engineering projects we deliver. For example, during the UK Digital TV Switchover (DSO), we pioneered the use of special load-carrying helicopters to install new antennas at great heights. Distance is also no object. We operate BT’s high-capacity DTT microwave radio links to the extremities of the UK, including connectivity between mainland UK and the Shetlands.
We’ve got it covered
We provide sites to a wide range of wireless operators including Mobile Network Operators. Many are offered on a site share basis where we enable the installation of equipment on our owned, leased or managed sites.
That’s not all. We also deliver Fixed DSL, fibre, wireless microwave, in-building coverage solutions, corporate WiFi, satellite and DAB radio connectivity technologies over dispersed coverage areas in-building and outside. We’ve got more than 1,000 microwave links and our own high capacity transmission network providing mission critical connectivity. So whatever your infrastructure need, we’ve got it covered.
We are recognised as the UK’s primary turnkey provider of site infrastructure and supporting services. Our expertise gets results. For example, we managed the UK Digital TV Switchover (DSO), which was the largest project of its kind in history, delivered to time and ahead of budget. This involved the installation of 4,000 new transmitters and the removal of 5,500 legacy ones.
Trusted to deliver
Other mission-critical civil engineering infrastructure projects include backhaul hubs and transmission on new and adapted sites for a major smart metering project (842 sites), diverse mobile networks in the UK and Ireland, and the UK Government’s Mobile Infrastructure Project. We’ve also delivered new or adapted sites to numerous emergency services organisations, including police, fire and ambulance services, as well as the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). We are also involved in delivering thousands of 4G upgrade installations on our sites, for the Mobile Network Operators over the next 3 years.
"Around 77% of our sites are in rural locations. This means we often have to take an ingenious approach to the network engineering projects we deliver."