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Sitec launch a PIA (Physical Infrastructure Access) service in 2019

Working for various clients Sitec is now surveying (confirming route and duct capacity) designing and installing combi duct into the Openreach network. As part of this service we are completing tests and rod and roping to prove the duct.  We are busy clearing of blockages, whether by desilt or dig downs, overlays and new breakout chambers.  Our service then extends to the physical installation and we then Install combi duct and blow in the fibre and finally splicing.  All of Sitec’s installs activities are supported by as builts to ensure compliance with the Openreach requirements.

Sitec launch a Business 2 Business (B2B) fibre installation service

At the end of last year Sitec launched their B2B service to support their expanding presence in the fibre MDU market place.

On that back of this launch Sitec has been successfully delivering B2B installations across London and more particularly in the Pollen Estate which interestingly included the tailor shop from the “Kingsman” film! Sitec provides an end to end solution for Survey, Design and Build whether its 1 office with 2 connections or a complete office block and are looking to expand this service to cover the UK.

Sitec Completes Cornerstone’s First Microcell Code Agreement


In accordance with the legislation incorporated from the Digital Economy Bill (April 2017), the reformed Electronic Communications Code establishes the way land is valued and creates an automatic right for Code operators to upgrade and share their telecommunications apparatus. There has been significant disruption in the Operator and Landlord community since these reforms came in to force and Sitec is therefore delighted to announce the completion of Cornerstone’s first microcell Code agreement in UK’s capital city.

Sitec’s Director, David Hawthorne commented, “this new microcell will give improved connectivity to local businesses, commuters and residents and by everyone at Sitec and Cornerstone working collaboratively together, we are able to realise a truly positive result for our great British public”.

UK Telecoms Golf Challenge Cup 2018

This years tournament was held at the stunning Bowood Golf & Country Club and had twelve (2 man) teams from across the UK’s mobile and fixed line industry, vying for the Tony Bradshaw Cup. Pipping OpenCell by a single point, were the triumphant Ericsson team, of Guy Arnel and Tim Paige. Congratulations to both!

Thanks and well done to all that participated in what was a fabulous day (and night!) and we very much look forward to hosting Guy and Tim at Gleneagles later this year.

The Road to Gleneagles

A great day was had by all as last years UK Telecoms Cup winners did battle on the famous Kings Course at beautiful Gleneagles. Neck and neck after the first nine holes, Rob Lowe (MBNL) and Alan Penman (WFS Telecom) eventually pulled away and beat Russ Jeffries (Three) and Chris Jones (Sitec) pretty comfortably 4&3.

We very much look forward to hosting this years winners later in the autumn.

Ericsson Appoint Sitec as New Mobile Partner

Sitec have now been selected as a partner to Ericsson, to support their delivery of Design, Build and DICI services across their Vodafone Radio Swap Project. On top of the support we have been providing Ericsson on their fixed line deployment activity, this is a significant development in our growth with this much valued client.

Sitec working for Community Fibre on fibre roll-out in Hammersmith & Fulham

Sitec are working on behalf of Community Fibre in the London borough of Hammersmith and Fulham to support the roll-out of FTTH gigabit broadband in the area. These works – currently taking place and finishing in March – will connect over 2,000 homes around the White City Estate to the Community Fibre network. They are part of a larger roll-out programme by Community Fibre to bring full-fibre connections to more than 50,000 additional properties across London this year.

The internet service provider previously secured GBP 11.3 million of private equity investment to help support its goal of covering 500,000 homes in London. Community Fibre has already reached over 15,000 homes around Battersea, Wandsworth and Westminster.

Award Winning Sitec

Sitec are delighted to have been awarded gold partner status at Huawei’s global Engineering partner convention in Shenzhen, China. Adam and Dave who attended the convention are delighted that Sitec’s ADC & FTTx services have been recognised in this way and have contributed to Huawei’s success.

Sitec Christmas Jumper Day

Friday 15th December saw Sitec staff leave their fashion sense at home and in the name of a very worthwhile charity, adorn their very favourite Christmas knitwear. “It’s beginning to look a lot like……”

Sitec’s Christmas Party

Great to see so many attend the year end festivities at Newmarket Race Course, with the champagne flowing and the resultant dancing as ever, being the highlight of the evening!

Looking forward to 2018 and continuing to service our clients with dedication and professionalism.

Merry Christmas to one and all.