Openreach Broadband Cabinet Seals
Date: 2011 - Ongoing
BT divided up £2.5bn to deliver fibre broadband to two-thirds of UK premises by the end of 2015. Openreach (a BT Group Company) is leading the deployment of BT’s £2.5bn investment in fibre,
upgrading and maintaining the local access network on behalf of over 450 communication providers, including other parts of BT.
In this highly complicated operation, Johnny McQuoid, SFBB programme director for BT Group highlighted the technical challenges of the roll-out. “This is the first large-scale FTTP deployment of its kind in the UK,” he said. “It’s a trial of our planning, building and provisioning processes and we’re learning a lot along the way.”
Following discussions, CSD Sealing Systems were brought on board after providing a bespoke solution not only to a technical issue within the green cabinets, but a dramatic cost effective solution to Openreach. CSD provided extensive trials in the York and Aylesbury area using their simple yet effective product, RISE Duct Seal using a split pvc duct frame to create more space in the existing overpopulated cable ducts within the cabinets.
These trials were a resounding success, culminating with Openreach rolling this out nationwide within their update of cabinets. In addition CSD are also looking to provide training for all of Openreach installation personnel and are currently working together to provide another project solution.
“CSD Produced an innovative and cost effective solution to seal our over populated broadband cable ducts. We were impressed with the flexibility of the RISE Duct Seal and the company’s quality assurance in providing extensive product trial’s. This solution will be rolled out by Openreach UK wide.”
(Murray Hayes - In Life Access Engineering Manager - U/G Network)