Since 2016 Sitec Infrastructure has seen phenomenal growth in our Fixed/Fibre Division.
Starting in 2016, we began supporting Virgin Media and subsequently expanded our MDU wayleave volumes for many of the larger operators, including Openreach and CityFibre. 5 years on we have grown to mirror our success in the mobile network space and are now able to offer a full turnkey solution or separate services including Wayleaves, Survey & Design and Installs/Civils. We have expanded from Multi Dwelling Units (MDU) in urban areas into rural networks, Physical Infrastructure Access (PIA) for underground and overhead solutions, fibre cabinets, customer installs and ops and maintenance of network infrastructure.
David Hawthorne, the Divisional Director, advised “I’m rightly proud of how the division has expanded and grown since 2016. We have consistently worked closely with our clients to ensure we deliver the service they have wanted. The journey has not always been smooth, not least with COVID which has been somewhat challenging, but we have seen consistent growth year on year and have continued to recruit and promote great talent. 2021 and 2022 will see further growth and I’m very proud of how our teams have been able to rise to the challenges of client delivery”.
Sitec are delighted to announce our support for the Armed Forces Community by signing an Armed Forces Covenant. By pledging our commitment in this manner, Sitec ensures that as a business, we will consider both serving and ex-service members for careers within Sitec whilst in unison, endeavouring to do all that we can to support the UK’s incredible armed forces.
Sitec have a well-established, complete PIA solution that can be developed for you. We provide a service which includes: initial desk-top survey (using Openreach DPA portal and with U/G and O/H accredited surveyors), experienced and qualified TR&R teams, cabling and civils crews and as-built production.
Sitec have surveyed and designed over 400kM of PIA route in London alone and are carrying out PIA survey, design and build across much of the UK. We offer detailed schematic, fibre allocation, civils and cabling detail, based upon your requirements – we utilise a number of software packages to ensure an easy fit to your network design charectaristics.
Our PIA solutions include campus designs, trunk routes, LOC and ‘point to point’ and all are performed working to a process that best supports your need whilst ensuring compliance with Openreach regulations and conforming to CRF requirements.
Sitec can customise your PIA design provision to suit your exact needs, either by simply overlaying OS maps on bespoke templates to using a combination of client defined GIS platforms with supporting data sheets – all of which can be produced through our design centres across the UK.
Sitec can support many of your requirements and can offer extensive experience in an end to end service providing: wayleave, survey & design and installation services to capture MDU, PIA/DPA and business connections.
Wireless telecoms services business WHP Telecoms has acquired Cambridge UK neighbour Sitec Infrastructure Services in a deal that will create a group with a turnover in excess of £100 million and 500 employees.
The deal brings together two sector leading businesses with strong operational and cultural complementarities working across the full network lifecycle. The acquisition will also provide the platform for WHP Telecoms to enter the fast growing and dynamic fibre market.
This is the first acquisition WHP Telecoms has made since completing a management buyout backed by Equistone Partners Europe in 2018 and represents an important step in the group’s strategic growth plan.
Andi Tomkinson and Sebastien Leusch at Equistone Partners Europe, said: “An important part of our investment strategy for WHP Telecoms is to build on its market leader status, boosting the scale and breadth of its services through organic growth and strategic acquisitions.
“The acquisition of Sitec Infrastructure Services fits with that seamlessly, presenting an exciting new opportunity to add to WHP’s customer base and geographical reach, as well as providing entry into new markets.”
Rob Potter, CEO of WHP said Sitec was an excellent fit for WHP Telecoms, both in terms of culture and the skillset that the team would bring to his company.
“The acquisition is consistent with our appetite to lead consolidation in the sector and continue to strengthen our services and breadth of offering,” he said.
Adam Eatock and David Hawthorne, directors of Sitec added: “This deal represents a major milestone in Sitec’s development; WHP is an excellent home for our business.”
The introduction to Vodafone’s 5G ambitions was exciting, and we are thrilled to be part of Vodafone’s transformation as it leads the UK into the opportunities that 5G will bring.
Similarly, Sitec attended this years Connected Britain event held at London’s Business Design Centre. Hosting a stand amongst the many vendors and suppliers was highly worthwhile and created some great dialogue and new relationships.
Sitec were delighted to receive Huawei’s top award for HSQE at their recent annual UK conference in London. Sitec Director, Adam Eatock commented, “this is in recognition for the hard work and dedication of all our staff, that ensure every single job, be it a large scale network upgrade, or perhaps a network card reconfiguration, is treated with absolute diligence. We are very proud to once more be recognised for the services that we deliver”.
This years Connected Britain event is taking place 17th-18th June at the Business Design Centre and Sitec are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a stand across the 2 days.
If you are attending the event, please drop in and we will be delighted to showcase the many varied activities and innovations we are adopting to help drive forward a truly digital Britain.