Fibre Optic Network Cabling

Fibre Optic Network Cabling

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.

We are so confident that our MOD trained fibre engineers will install to the highest quality and performance levels that we offer a 25 year manufacturer backed warranty on all fibre optic installations.

Our pre-sales technical engineers can assist you with the exact type of fibre optic cable to meet your requirements. This will be dictated by the distance and bandwidth required. So whether you need single mode or multimode connections we can help and advise so you get the right solution first time.

Fibre is traditionally used as backbones to overcome the distance and bandwidth limitations of copper cables. Most large corporate LANs use fibre backbones with copper cable to the desktop, however now it can be considered as a cost effective alternative to copper for desktop connectivity offering greater bandwidth potential, and hence future proofing for longer.

Fibre Optic Cabling or Copper?

Sometimes you have a choice, the distance and bandwidth requirements are such that you have the option of Copper or Fibre Optic Cable. Sometimes due to the same constraints fibre cabling is the only option. Where you have a choice, we always recommend a fibre optic installation since it will better support for future growth and is a more reliable medium than copper.

Client Testimonials

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.” Sarah Mills, 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

NHS Trust
Portsmouth Communications were invited to tender for Smartboard Interactive Whiteboard upgrades at Northbrook College in Worthing. The job entailed removal and disposal of existing interactive whiteboards and installation of new Smartboard 880 type boards. In order to achieve this we were required to relocate the existing projectors and cable connections. “Thank you very much for your work today. Service was excellent and very quick!” E. Downes IT Department Northbrook College Worthing

Northbrook College Smartboards