CRALEY Group announces first FTTH, FTTx Core Network installation in Spain
Farnborough: October 9th 2015.
CRALEY Group announced the completion of the initial phase of the core network of its first FTTH installation in Spain using the innovative Atlantis Hydrotec® T-Series solution.
Phase 1 of the project included the provision of an end-to-end core fibre network extending across 16km of rural terrain situated in the northern part of Osona, in the Barcelona Province of Spain.
Juan Roca, Mayor of the region commented “By using the Atlantis Hydrotec solution, we have been able to deploy ultra-fast broadband into the heart of our region without the disruption and long roll-out timescales associated with other, more conventional FTTx solutions. The speed of the implementation was impressive and we have achieved the project at a fraction of the cost of alternative technologies. These were key factors in our decision to use this solution”
Mike Parker, CTO of CRALEY group stated, “By utilising an existing network infrastructure we have been able to dramatically reduce the costs, upheaval and timescales of a project of this kind, which involved particularly variable terrain. For this installation we used the T Series product which has been designed for use for core fibre networks and connection to rural areas. We achieved some remarkable installation speeds, with up to an equivalent of 3,000 metres per day, and have demonstrated that 1,000 to 2,000 metres per day as an average is easily possible. Phase 2 of the project which is scheduled to take place in about six weeks’ time will also include installation of links from the core network to individual properties. This will include fibre connections to homes, farms and smallholdings, some of which are up to 1,500m away from the core network, enabling the residents to enjoys all the benefits of high speed broadband”