Fibre Network Build

Connecting you with quality

We work with ISPs and Tier one companies on a wide range of fibre build projects. From our time in the industry, we have developed valuable insight into our clients’ needs and requirements.

Fibre optic cables organised in spool for telecommunications.

Our Process

For a fibre build project to succeed, there must be a process at every stage. This ensures quality, accountability, and continuity.

Building networks right the first time

Cabling, fibre blowing & civils

  • Fully equipped and accredited for UG and OH works.
  • Prepared for blowing 12F up to 288F cables.
  • TRR and sub-ducting activities.
  • MDU cabling
  • Civils
  • Vast PIA experienced
  • Re-route options to avoid civils – reduce costs.
  • NOPS registered
A spectralight machine is resting atop the equipment.

Splicing & Testing

  • Highly skilled engineers – vast PON experience.
  • Spine/trunk splicing
  • Active & passive cabinet builds
  • Fault resolution
  • IOLM/OTDR testing – PDF reports as standard
  • Live fibre testing & fault identification
  • NOPS registered
Technician using optical power meter for fiber testing.

Frequenty Asked Questions

  • What makes our network builds different?

    We have strict build processes that we’ve developed throughout our careers for every stage of a build. This starts with careful cable management inside FW chambers to ensure the joint and future joints will be accessible.

    When building the joints, we are considerate of future works and all the correct accessories are used (glands, strength members, trays etc) as per the client’s guidelines. Our joints, trays and cables are always labelled, stating where cables go to and come from – this is often overlooked. 

    Fibres are routed correctly into the trays and correct fibre management is used. These small things, when done right by everyone, is what makes a network last.

  • What is a PON?

    A passive optical network or PON uses fibre-optic technology to deliver data from a single source to multiple endpoints. Unpowered optical splitters are used to split the input signal into multiple outputs, allowing many customers to be fed from a single fibre.

  • What do FTTH, FTTP, FTTC and FTTx all mean?

    FTTH is fibre to the home, and FTTP is fibre to the premises. The main difference is that FTTH is designed to connect directly to a home, while FTTP can be used to connect to a business or other type of premises. FTTC is fibre to the cabinet (after the cabinet the cable will likely be copper). FTTx refers to all types of fibre builds, encompassing all the above.

  • What are IOLM and OTDR testing, and which one is better?

    OTDR means optical time domain reflectometer. IOLM means intelligent optical link mapper.

    IOLM is an OTDR-based application. It uses multi-pulse acquisitions and advanced algorithms to show information on every element on a fibre link. IOLM testing has become the preferred method for testing fibre links, especially with the emergence of PONs. This is because IOLM testing provides a one-touch, automatic identification and analysis of all network events, including splitters.

  • Is blowing fibre better than pulling solid fibre cables?

    This depends on the application of the cable. Solid cables do have their place, especially internally and on some specific external builds where a simple, secure point-to-point link is required. However, blown fibre has become much more prominent in the last 10 years due to its flexibility and cost-effectiveness.

    Blown fibre allows multiple cables to be blown down a single sub-duct (cable). Meaning once a cable is pulled in, other smaller cables can be blown in and out without the need to pull cable again. It also allows for huge distances to be covered as the sub-duct can be cut into and re-connected, then a continuous fibre can be blown down it, this can be done over thousands of metres!

Free 30-minute, no-obligation consultation

If you think we can help your business, please book a consultation via our simple booking form. We are always happy to have a chat!