Bringing control and capability to carrier projects

Key outcomes 122,000km of fibre planned since 2009 200+ sites with 40G circuits for Everything Everywhere 703 fibre spans as part of Talk Talk Technologies’ optical network The Brief Virgin Media Business continually grows its business-to-business capabilities. Alongside BT, it is the only national operator with the reach to provide holistic client solutions over its own […]

One partner for every aspect of next-gen networks

Key outcomes 350,000 homes of network overbuild 133,000km of fibre planned to date 605,000 new ‘homes passed’ design to date The Brief Across multiple projects and lines of business, Virgin Media needs a partner who can undertake large, complex and risky programmes of work while keeping management overheads low. These include everything from overbuilding and upgrade […]

Realising the connected future of TV technology

Key outcomes 2010 Arqiva initiated its UK Digital Switchover programme 2012 Arqiva commenced a major replacement of ITV and CH4 platforms 2015 National engineering engagement on Arqiva’s DAB network upgrade The Brief From developing new digital networks to decommissioning legacy analogue systems, the transition to digital TV was a complex undertaking for Arqiva. Internal teams […]

Complete support for network obsolescence, upgrades and refreshes

Key outcomes 1390kW power savings per annum £280K RRR value realised from EOL spares >400 Obsolete Primary Multiplexors replaced The Brief On the path to tomorrow’s networks, Virgin Media continually invests in its Core, Voice and Access networks. These activities typically include voice switch migrations, transmission equipment recovery and replacement, and street-side PMUX to IP MSAN […]

Bringing clarity to Virgin Media’s network

Key outcomes A consolidated view of the entire network Real time data to underpin network planning Reduced costs by identifying unnecessary spending The Brief Incomplete and inaccurate records are a key challenge for UK cable networks. They can lead to difficulties finding and fixing faults, poor customer experience, and unnecessary costs. Virgin Media’s ‘Knowing Our […]

Helping FibreNest deliver with specialist fibre planning

Key outcomes 500 developments built or planned 80,000+ homes connected to fibre 100% fibre at every new property The Brief Persimmon Group, one of the UK’s leading housebuilders, had a remit to deliver fibre with every home at every new development. But the Group’s dependence on BT and Virgin Media to install networks was adding a […]

An iterative approach to data consolidation

Key outcomes 16 legacy data stores, consolidated into just one Reduced costs for all new network planning jobs Improved data availability and accuracy The Brief Following the consolidation of many UK independent cable companies into Virgin Media, the Graphical Information System (GIS) Consolidation programme was a significant but essential challenge. Virgin Media needed to create a […]

Turning data into real intelligence

Key outcomes 13% Saving in operational costs 12 Planning experts available on an ongoing basis Increased productivity with motivated teams and fewer failed jobs The Brief To support ongoing improvement and develop the networks of tomorrow, Virgin Media needed to supplement its own expertise with true subject matter experts. From translating planning guidelines into site-specific solutions […]