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The Problem

The installation of fiber into The Queen Mary presented two major challenges: cost reduction and the required freedom to make on-going changes to the network.

The installation had to be commercially viable. It needed to find an installation method and product set that provided 50-60 percent saving verses traditional trench, blow and splice methods.

Total Length of Install
  • 5 mile (1.6 km)

The Solution

Ancom Communications was able to micro trench 95 percent of the 5 mile (1.6 km) route, which kept cost to a minimum. PPC flexible microducting allowed the remaining 5 percent to be installed above ground, routed up, over and around major obstacles and existing utilities. The very small bend radius achieved by PPC microduct, cable and couplers meant a fast route could be found swiftly.

The Results

Quality products

that are flexible, tough and easy to install

Pre-terminated

cable that's installed by unskilled staff

Future-proof

to make fiber growth easy to update in the future

The result was a dramatic saving in the cost. The easy plug-and-play nature of the products meant that the install itself was much easier and quicker than a standard blown fiber and splice solution. It created far less disruption to the end-user and connections happened without delay.

Delivering Fiber to The Queen Mary

Ancom Communications investigated the product solutions that were available - only PPC appeared to have a complete solution that ticked all the boxes.

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