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Sitec were proud to attend the Vodafone Supplier day.

The introduction to Vodafone’s 5G ambitions was exciting, and we are thrilled to be part of Vodafone’s transformation as it leads the UK into the opportunities that 5G will bring.

Similarly, Sitec attended this years Connected Britain event held at London’s Business Design Centre. Hosting a stand amongst the many vendors and suppliers was highly worthwhile and created some great dialogue and new relationships.

More Honours for Sitec

Sitec were delighted to receive Huawei’s top award for HSQE at their recent annual UK conference in London. Sitec Director, Adam Eatock commented, “this is in recognition for the hard work and dedication of all our staff, that ensure every single job, be it a large scale network upgrade, or perhaps a network card reconfiguration, is treated with absolute diligence. We are very proud to once more be recognised for the services that we deliver”.

Sitec at Connected Britain

This years Connected Britain event is taking place 17th-18th June at the Business Design Centre and Sitec are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a stand across the 2 days.

If you are attending the event, please drop in and we will be delighted to showcase the many varied activities and innovations we are adopting to help drive forward a truly digital Britain.

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”.

More Dragon Boat Success!

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:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sitec

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.

Huawei Announces 5G Training Programme for UK Technology Partners

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