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The secret to planning and designing a network build

Stewart Pert Trenches Law

With the UK’s network infrastructure evolving at pace – £7.66bn of private funding has already been pumped into UK gigabit altnets– there has never been a more crucial time for operators to streamline their builds. Stewart Pert, Account Director, spoke to Trenches Law about how Flomatik has enjoyed being a part of many network builds over the past few years and takes great pride in the fact that we can help providers navigate and mitigate the complexities commonly encountered.

Quality planning is about how investing time, knowledge and effort right at the planning stage – and remaining agile to readjustments as you go – means you’ll be better equipped to reduce the impact at the build stage.

So, whether you have only a small knowledge gap to fill, or are coming into the market relatively fresh faced and eager to pick up as many tips as possible, here are eight key factors to consider.

Read the Trenches Law article here: The secret to planning and designing a successful network build.

Flomatik’s 8 step guide to planning the ultimate network

Stewart Pert, Account Director
22.10.2020

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Flomatik completes London Virgin Media upgrade and migration

Overnight migration for Virgin Meda upgrade in London

As well as providing Virgin Media with HFC upgrades and transmission designs, our Flomatik Professional Services (FPS) division perform telco obsolescence upgrades and SDH migration projects too.

Mark Lamden, Business Unit Leader - Professional Services
10.06.2020

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A message from Flomatik Network Services CEO, Ben Allwright, about Covid-19

CEO message with colleagues Fareham boardroom

In light of the challenging Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation, I’d like to reassure our clients and partners that Flomatik Network Services is continuing to conduct its business activities as usual.

Ben Allwright, CEO
23.03.2020

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Our Birmingham office has moved to Fort Dunlop

Our Birmingham team in the their new office at Fort Dunlop

Just in time for Christmas, we’ve moved from our Minworth warehouse facility to a beautifully refit double office suite on the 2nd floor of the iconic Fort Dunlop.

The new office is a departure from the warehouse facilities and brings our team into a contemporary space to reflect the professional quality of service that we give all of our clients in design, planning, PMO and IT support.

We’re rebuilding our custom built Customer Demonstration Room in an even larger room at Fort Dunlop too.

We’ve already seen the positive impact in our teams from our Fareham office move in March earlier this year, and now the move to Fort Dunlop places Flomatik in a stronger position to scale and grow.

It’s a positive way to end a decade and we can look forward to a fresh start in 2020.

Watch the 2 second time lapse tour here.

Chris Bird, Business Unit Leader - Managed Services
19.12.2019

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toob deploys the entire customer journey experience with Netadmin

Jonas Svensson, CEO Netadmin and Andy Luckham, Operations & IT Director toob
Flomatik Network Services has worked with South Coast fibre operator toob, since it began planning its own fibre network in Southampton in mid 2019.
 
With ambitious plans to connect over 100,000 premises at gigabit broadband speeds by the end of 2021, toob quickly needed to find a network management solution to take care of its growing operations.
 
Flomatik Network Services’ OSS partner for fibre operators, Netadmin, worked closely with toob to provide a network management solution to support both toob’s business model and their every-day operations. toob can now confidently scale the business using its fully automated customer journey from registration to access of service through the NetadminNine software.

Read the full Netadmin press release here.

There are now 4 users of Netadmin in the UK: toob, Jersey Telecom, Gigaclear, and OFNL. With more than 15 years of experience in the fibre OSS market, providing services for more than 75 customers worldwide, Netadmin deliver cutting-edge software solutions for a lightning-fast connected world.

For more information about NetadminNine for fibre networks in the UK please contact Brett Wilde.

Pictured: Jonas Svensson, CEO Netadmin and Andy Luckham, Operations & IT Director toob.

Matt Harrison, Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
12.11.2019

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Flomatik visits HellermannTyton’s Global Centre of Excellence

Flomatik visits HellermannTyton

Colleagues from our Minworth Managed Services team visited the Global Centre of Excellence at the HellermannTyton (HT) office in Northampton this week. David Brown, Business Development Manager at HellermannTyton walked the team through how they manufacture and assemble their fibre and data products.  As well as a visiting the product room to see cable distribution products, and the assembly and quality testing factory, the team were shown extreme temperature testing in the laboratory.

Great insights for our team to better understand the physical aspects of a fibre network build at the planning stage.

Pictured from left: Farzana (Faz) Hussain, Neil Griffin, David Brown (HellermannTyton) Adrian Boniecki, Laurence McLaughlin, and Ben Shorthouse 

Stewart Pert, Account Director
05.11.2019

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Ben Allwright invited to INCA board

Ben Allwright invited to INCA Board by co-option

Ben Allwright, CEO of Flomatik Network Services, is delighted to be joining the INCA board by co-option, bringing Flomatik’s expertise to bear to support independent operators with their NextGen deployments.

Ben remarked: “With full fibre rollout accelerating across the UK, INCA’s ongoing leadership and support for Altnets remains invaluable. In addition to promoting major investment and operating standards, innovative software tools, customised products and newer build methodologies, like PIA, are combining to drive really positive changes in network implementation. It’s a truly exciting time to be involved in the industry!”

Flomatik is looking forward to attending the INCA Conference 16/17th October in Manchester and discussing the intricacies of effective area selection and implementation.

Kevin Barrie, Chairman
17.09.2019

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Flomatik FTTH Demo Room ready for visitors

Flomatik Demo Room Minworth

In a joint collaboration with Teleste, Flomatik Network Services has custom built an FTTH demonstration, training and meeting facility in our Minworth office.

Showcasing Flomatik’s Consult, Design, Build and Operate services, we’re thrilled with our new space and would like to welcome our customers and partners to come and experience the room. The Demo Room displays optical passive components from Teleste and some of the UK’s leading suppliers, Emtelle, HellermannTyton, and Corning. Visitors have access to every element of an FTTH network build including a duct and pole sample of PIA.

Stewart Pert, Account Director said “The initial idea for the Demo Room was to show the tangible build of an FTTH network from a product point of view, but also how each fit together from the duct and street cabinet, right into the home router. We’re really pleased with the finished result. It’s already helped bring to life the fibre infrastructure that ambitious Altnets are looking to plan and build. They’re able to see what’s involved and what passives they need to consider from the outset.”

Contact Stewart Pert to organise a visit and experience the Demo Room. We’d love to see you!

Sanjeev, Laurence and Laurie in the Flomatik Demo Room

Flomatik Demo Room

Chris Bird, Business Unit Leader - Managed Services
03.09.2019

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Flomatik and Netadmin partner to enable Next Generation Access Networks for FttX Operators

Ben Allwright, CEO Flomatik, Jonas Svensson CEO of Netadmin, and Clairton Fernandes Sales Director at Netadmin

Pictured from left: Ben Allwright, CEO of Flomatik, Jonas Svensson CEO of Netadmin, and Clairton Fernandes Sales Director at Netadmin at the FttH European Council show in Amsterdam March 2019.

Flomatik Network Services is pleased to announce its partnership with Swedish FttX OSS specialists, Netadmin Systems.

Chris Bird, Business Unit Leader - Managed Services
21.06.2019

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Flomatik selected as toob partner to plan rollout of FTTH network in Southampton

partner toob logo

Flomatik Network Services are delighted to have been selected as Planning and Design partner, subject to contract, for the Portsmouth based alternative network ISP, toob.

Stewart Pert, Account Director
09.05.2019

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