Sitec are delighted to announce the opening of our new Aberdeen office. Principally this location and its staff will be supporting our fixed line deployment efforts in the city of Aberdeen on behalf of one of our major Fixed Line Clients, but will soon extend to all current mainstream projects that we are undertaking in Scotland.
Gigaclear is making significant headway in deploying 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP/H) networks into challenging rural communities across the UK. At present their network covers 60,000 homes and businesses across 20 UK counties and they aim to reach 150,000 premises by the end of 2020.
Sitec is engaged to support Gigaclear’s wayleave consenting activities as part of Connecting Devon & Somerset and their Director, David Hawthorne said, “Sitec recognises the critical importance of ultra-fast rural broadband coverage and to this end is exceptionally proud of supporting Gigaclear to reach its network coverage aims.”
Team Sitec had an amazing day Dragon Boat racing in aid of Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT). Out of 30+ crews we matched last year and came 3rd with a gap of 0.3 second between 1st and 3rd!! We raised close to £1,000 for ACT, had a fantastic day – we were definitely the noisiest company there for sure – and next year we are aiming for 1st (not that we are a competitive bunch)! There is still time to sponsor us and our link is:
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.
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.
Huawei, the leading information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, has confirmed its commitment to provide 5G training to its key UK partners as the latest step in its campaign to drive knowledge and innovation around the upcoming 5G ecosystem across the UK.
At the Huawei UK Partner Convention held on 17th May in central London, Huawei signed an official memorandum of understanding (MOU) with their UK partners across multiple sectors.
The MOU, which includes both deployment and 5G training for partners, builds on Huawei’s commitment to procure £3bn from UK businesses over the next five years and is evidence of the significance of the UK’s digital market.
Baroness Fairhead, Minister of State for the Department for International Trade, said:
“The UK is a world leader in developing innovative technology. This government is determined that British businesses should continue to build on the growing global opportunities provided by technological advancements.
The Department for International Trade will continue to help UK companies in the tech sector, such as those who will benefit from this deal with Huawei, to forge new trading ties that will boost exports, investment and provide jobs to every part of our country.”
Mr Yao Fuhai, Huawei Board Director and Chief Supply Chain Officer, said: “Huawei is committed to supporting the growth of communities and industries by ensuring that we all move forward together to a better connected, intelligent world.”
“The Partner Convention reminds us of the crucial role our partners play in the ICT ecosystem, and that excellent partners and suppliers are an intangible asset. As a leading global ICT company, we hope to contribute to the positive impact ICT can have across key areas such as health, education, finance and transport.”
The conference is the fifth annual partner convention from Huawei which celebrate the importance of its partnerships, and celebrate the ability of collaboration to drive quality.
The MoU will support firms including SITEC, in the rollout of superfast broadband technology. Partners will receive full training on the deployment of 5G equipment, as well as supportive smart tools and regular progress meetings during the rollout.
Adam Eatock, one of Sitec’s Directors said, “SITEC are delighted to be asked to support Huawei with rolling out 5G services over the coming years in the next evolution of mobile services. SITEC have worked closely with Huawei over the past four years and have built a strong partnership during this time. We look forward to our engineers receiving Huawei training to allow us to continue to deliver the high standards expected by us, Huawei and their clients”.
Jerry Wang, Huawei UK CEO and Adam Eatock, Sitec Director, signed MOU at Huawei’s UK Partner Convention
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 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.
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.
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……”