2014

London to Cambridge Bike Ride

london-cambridge-bike-sml1Starting from north-east London and following a 60 mile route through to Cambridge this now annual event for Sitec was again a fanstatic success. Raising funds for the Breakthrough Cancer charity the elite Sitec cycle team made short work of the course with the entire squad arriving back in Cambridge in record time and ready to enjoy a celebratory drink or two!

Team Karting Event

go-karting-event_sml_The whole Sitec team took a day away from the office to participate in a go-karting team building event. Several races where held over the day in a grand-prix format to find the Sitec champion driver.

The Acquisition, Design and Installation teams raced against each other, with Matt Sharman from team Design emerging as the top driver edging out the Acquisition team and leaving the Installation team a distant third!

Small Cells – Acquisition, Design & Installation

small_cells_photoMobile is becoming a vital part of consumer’s lives, with smartphone ownership at 39% and the average UK household now owning three different enabled devices. There is also an increasing trend towards migrations online and from fixed to mobile. All of this leads to a massive demand for mobile network capacity.

In order to cater for this demand, Networks must continue to evolve; urban backhaul will need radical new solutions. Small cells are the only practical solution to the predicted demand as they deliver capacity and supplement coverage, and complement existing networks.

The advantage of small cells implementation is their speed to market and reduced cost of delivery. Deployment needs to be flexible, using existing structures and power supplies, whilst also having an unobtrusive design. It is given that they will be installed closer to the users, near street level, on streetside furniture, for example lampposts and bus shelters.

Main tasks performed by Sitec in the deployment of small cells as follows;

  • Acquisition of the site location, negotiating with the landlord and/or their tenant
  • Obtain planning (permitting) consent for installation where required
  • Site survey and production of Design drawings
  • Build, Installation and Commissioning