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Sitec wins telecommunications contract with McGee Networks

SITEC has won a contract with McGee Networks, providing acquisition, planning, design and LoS services for a dish link project in the UK.

McGee Networks offers a wide range of value-added support services, delivered by an experienced team, safely and cost effectively, to the owners and operators of UK’s mobile telecommunications infrastructure.

Speaking at the launch of McGee Group’s telecommunications division in January, John McGee said, “We offer the strengths of a long established and successful construction business blended with the specialists required to deliver the highest standards to all our customers in the telecommunications sector. At McGee Networks our customer focused approach will allow us to share our expertise and experience and deliver timely results.”

CTI Project Beacon – SITEC completes 1000th site design

SITEC is a key provider of acquisition and design services to the main partners working for CTI Ltd on Project Beacon.

SITEC’s track record for providing a professional and efficient service has resulted in the company completing more than 1000 site designs over a six month period on phase one of Project Beacon, helping to deliver Vodafone and O2’s 4G network, which is planned for launch later this year.

CTI Ltd is the operating name for the joint venture between Telefonica (trading as O2 in the UK) and Vodafone, who were given permission last year by the Office of Fair Trading to team up on the creation of a 4G network.

The deal covers towers and masts, but also the equipment that gets installed at those sites. That kit will broadcast on the two networks separately.

SITEC gains Arqiva Gateway accreditation

SITEC has gained accreditation on Arqiva’s Gateway system, allowing the company to book access to Arqiva sites for design and LoS visits.

This accreditation extends SITEC’s ability to quickly access a growing number of infrastructure portfolios in the UK.

Arqiva is the largest independent provider of wireless infrastructure in the UK with thousands of sites in its portfolio, many of which are built and ready for immediate occupancy. These sites include National Grid pylon sites and the BT Reach sites on the rooftops of BT’s telephone exchanges.

Gateway is an online system that enables registered users to book access 24/7 – making site access swifter and easier.

John Bitten by the charity cycling bug

John Bitten from Sitec’s telecoms acquisition department is cycling the famous Lands End to John O’Groats (LEJOG) ride in June this year. The 12-day adventure, setting off on 8th June, takes John and his team mates through the quiet (but hilly) lanes of Cornwall and Devon, over the Avon and Severn bridges, past Tintern Abbey, Shrewsbury and Chester, through Wigan/Warrington, over Shap (east of the Lake District), through Carlisle and into Scotland.

From there, through Ayrshire, over the Ardrossan ferry onto Arran and then the Kintyre peninsula, up the great glen on the Caledonian track, through Lairg and up to the north coast at Betty Hill. A short 50 miles from there to John O’Groats, in total approximately 950 miles!

Whilst they will no doubt be enjoying the adventure and in part, doing it for the challenge, John is also raising money for Cancer Research UK – worthy and pertinent charity to be supporting.

If you’d like to donate there is a Just Giving site for ease of giving. Please do click on the following link. http://www.justgiving.com/LEJOGJune2013.

John has also set up a blogsite so we’ll be keeping an eye on his progress http://john-bitten.squarespace.com.

Meet us at FiT for Farming in April

Come and meet us on 18th April 2013 when we will be exhibiting at the Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells.

Sitec will be at the FIT for Farming event on Thursday 18th April to meet with landowners and farmers interested in finding out about wind energy, the issues and how they can benefit from having an individual turbine from 5-500kW on their land.

We will also have a range of the new highly energy efficient lighting we supply on display.

FiT for Farming networking events provide a time-efficient opportunity for landowners to have pre-arranged meetings with selected technology providers and services firms, in order to evaluate options and short-list prospective suppliers.

Register at www.fitforfarming.com to arrange a meeting or attend a discussion group.

Suzanne Hills joins the Sitec team

Sitec bids a warm welcome to Suzanne Hills, who has joined the Acquisition and Management team at our Cambridge office.

Suzanne will initially be working with Sitec’s busy client team and managing a portfolio of sites for Vodafone and their partner companies.

Suzanne has a background in Sales but, after deciding on a career change, gained a First Class Honours in a surveying focused Degree, and worked for a local firm of Commercial Surveyors. She speaks no less than three languages so will be at the forefront of our international development.

Sitec gain planning for DONG Energy

Following instruction of DONG Energy, Sitec-is have successfully gained Full planning permission for the installation of a new Radar to be located at the Gwaenysgor Radio Station.

DONG were extremely pleased with the outcome and thanked Sitec for their hard work

Sitec looking to expand telecoms team

Sitec’s design department has experienced huge demand for its specialist telecoms team, fuelled by the increasing demands on the mobile networks and the launch of high speed 4G services.

The design department has carried out more than 600 telecoms audit surveys in the past few months which involved recording the details of existing equipment on rooftop, greenfield and streetworks transmission sites across the UK.

Sitec’s specialist knowledge in the mobile telecoms sector has come from the vast experience of designing many of the original network rollouts. Sitec is actively recruiting new engineers and CAD operators to meet the demand. Please contact Sitec’s Design Director Adam Eatock for further details 01223 792150.

Small Cells – Acquisition, Design & Installation

Sitec have launched a small cells division in order to deal with the future demand for 4G.

Small Cells include femtocells, picocells and microcells and are deployed in a wide range of areas from residential installations, to urban locations in order to improve and maintain mobile telecommunication coverage and capacity in areas where macrocell base stations may require support to maintain network strength.

David Hawthorne Sitec’s Acquisition Director commented, “Small cells are going to play a crucial role in delivering fast 4G services to the mobile networks and the depth of experience we have in this sector will prove invaluable”

Pedal power helps Sitec raise £1000

A great effort from the Sitec team who completed the 60 mile London to Cambridge bike ride on Sunday 22nd July. We were somewhat saddle sore but in good spirits throughout, despite parts of Essex and Herts being more hilly than expected.

The atmosphere was fantastic from start to finish at Midsummer Common in Cambridge. We have raised more than £1,000 for Breakthrough Breastcancer so well done to all who took part, helped out in the support vehicle and donated to Sitec’s Just Giving page.

A job well done.