Data & Voice Structured Network Cabling

Structured Data & Voice Network Cabling

Portsmouth Communications provide data and voice structured network cabling systems of any size into any environment. Our Cat5e, Cat6 and fibre optic networks are designed for resilience and performance.

From small single socket installations to multi-fibre backbone and building flood wiring projects we can help. For peace of mind we also offer a 25 year manufacturer backed warranty on all installations.

A quality data network enables your business to work efficiently and we understand and can advise on the benefits this can bring. However we also understand that networks can be over specified leading to unnecessary investment and expenditure.

In addition to our standard cabling services we also offer specialist underground and overhead cabling services enabling you to link local buildings with data and voice services.

Our technical specialists are able to provide advice and guidance on the options available so that organisations can make the right choice to suit their current environment and future requirements.

Contact us at T : 01329 235 050 for more information and pricing.

Data Cabling

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Portsmouth Communications cabling standards demand that all eight conductors in Cat5e/6/6A cable are connected, resisting the temptation to ‘double-up’ or use one cable for both voice and data. IP phone systems, however, can run the telephone and the computer on the same wires.

  • Consultation – Before your data cable installation commences an experienced member of our supervising team will arrange a engineer to meet with you at site to discuss your data cabling requirements. We will assess your existing set-up and make a number of beneficial recommendations along the way to help improve efficiency, speed and reliability.
  • Removal – If your site needs the old cabling removed, our consultation will provide a quotation for the work. Once on site, our engineers will begin to remove the existing set-up with minimal disruption to your current network.
  • Installation – Our engineers will ensure that you have access to the latest equipment to suit your requirements. Our professionally managed team of engineers will then carefully install the structured cabling with precise planning, making sure it’s not only neat and tidy, but that job is completed on time.
  • Configuration and Support – As with all our data cabling services we will ensure that your new installation is fully optimised and correctly configured to work effortlessly. Once the installation has been completed, our supervisors and technical team will be available to support your new system.

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Fibre Optic Networks

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Our in house fibre optic engineers have a wealth of experience in carrying out optical fibre cable installations, diagnostics and repairs in the Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex areas.

We supply and install fibre optic cabling for numerous purposes both internally for network backbones and externally for building to building links. Our longest installation so far is 2km underground but we are ready to tackle any size fibre optic cable project no matter how large or small.

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Underground & Overhead External Cabling


Portsmouth Communications has extensive experience in providing underground and overhead premises cabling solutions. Our survey and engineering team have the expertise to plan and organise underground duct installation including footway and joint box building. Using specialist equipment our teams can provide any type of communications link including standard telephony, fibre optic and copper cabling.

Our highly experienced telecoms team also successfully managed the transfer of the telephony circuits and data network connections to the new cabling scheme with zero downtime – allowing our customer to continue to operate their business without any interruption.

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How we do it

Following a site survey, our expert engineers will carry out full installations, to ensure that you have continuity across the entire project.

We don’t only consider your immediate requirements, we help you plan and prepare for future expansion of your network. Your dedicated project manager will support you every step of the way offering experience based suggestions to ensure you are provided with the best solution for your business.

Recent or ongoing projects include:

  • St Richards Hospital, West Sussex NHS
  • Portsmouth NHS Hospitals
  • Omega House, Hampshire PCT NHS Trust
  • Hampshire County Council
  • Portsmouth City Council
  • Carillion
  • BAE Systems
  • Portsmouth Water
  • Emcor Facilities Management
  • and many small – medium size companies

Examples of recent projects we have completed, including feedback from our customers can be found by clicking here.

Client Testimonial

““I have used Portsmouth Communications for many years. They provide an excellent service and nothing is too much trouble. We now use Portsmouth Communications nationwide for all our telephone services and systems. They have significantly reduced the amount of time we now take analysing our telephone bills and provide me with automated weekly reports.”

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After a major weather storm in Portsmouth literally ripped the roof off one of the buildings at BAE Systems, Portsmouth, we were urgently requested to relocated a large number of telephony services to an adjacent building on site. Once the building was repaired we then had to move the telephony services back. On completion of the project CSC, who provide facilities management services to BAE Systems, said “Hi M.L. has asked me to pass on his thanks for the stirling job you (and your teams) have been doing with the user relocations at Broadoak. The users have been up and running again with little or no inconvenience. This has been noted at a higher level and the client is please with the outcome. Thanks, D.P GOS / MSS Project Manager – BAE Systems Account. CSC”

BAE Systems
“Portsmouth Communications have been working for the former Royal West Sussex Trust, now the Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust, for the past 8 years and are involved in all of our telecommunication needs. Portsmouth Communications are involved from installing an extra telephone or data point to supplying and installing entire voice and data networks within new buildings. We have always found Portsmouth Communications not only exceptionally professional, but most of all helpful; any issue that arises they will always identify the issue and provide the answer – ‘there is never a problem, only a solution’. The work is not only carried out to a high standard it is also completed on time, even if that means working ‘out of hours’. Due to the nature of hospitals situations can arise where works are needed to be carried out as a mater of urgency and Portsmouth Communications are always there to help at any time if needed. The standard of work and the flexibility that Portsmouth Communications offer makes them our preferred supplier/installer at St. Richards Hospital”. Adam Shepheard, Capital Projects Manager, St Richards Hosptial, Western Sussex Hospitals Trust.

St Richards Hospital
”Portsmouth Communications took the hassle out of this project for us, providing straight forward advice, liaising with the electrical contractors and BT to ensure the work was completed on time and to budget……We look forward to working with Portsmouth Communications in the future as our business continues to expand and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a friendly, reliable and experienced communications company.” S.M., 1-1 Recruitment. More information about the project can be found in the case study.

1-1 Recruitment
“Telecommunications are absolutely critical to any business, large or small, and Honda are no exception. Portsmouth Communications are a pleasure to do business with and their friendly and knowledgeable staff ensured that this project was completed on time and without complication. We have complete faith that should the worst happen our communication systems will be fully operational thanks to Portsmouth Communications.” Richard English, Disaster Recovery, Project Manager, Honda UK

Honda UK
“We were very pleased with the excellent professional service provided by Portsmouth Communications.They delivered on time, as promised within budget. We will definitely use them again and would recommend them to any company…..Portsmouth Communications provided a complete solution for us. The Avaya IP Office telephone system they have installed for us is excellent and very simple to use.” David Eddy, Building Monitoring Services (BMS)

BMS Avaya System
The Solent NHS training centre in Southampton needed an upgrade to their existing audio visual solution which comprised of a desktop projector and pull down projection screen. They had seen the impressive Smartboard installations we had completed at NHS Omega House and with advice decided that they needed the same solution to enhance their training room environments. As well as installing the Smartboard 680 interactive whiteboards we also relocated network connections to allow for a single point of connection for all services. On completion of this project this is what the customer said about our engineers “Can I also say how impressed my manager and I were by the guys who did the installation, helpful, hard working and tidy, can you pass on my thanks please? Having worked in the electrical installation industry for many years I know how difficult it is to have employees that take a pride in their work!” S.T. Essential Skills Trainer Learning & Development Solent NHS Trust Trust Headquarters

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