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Hydrotec fibre installation comes to South Africa

Hydrotec fibre installation comes to South Africa

Hydrotec fibre. Farnborough: November 9th 2015, CRALEY Group is pleased to announce the successful trial of the innovative and patented Atlantis Hydrotec® D-Series solution in Dainfern, South Africa by GREENCOM.

GREENCOM South Africa have successfully trialed the Atlantis Hydrotec D-Series product set to provide a fast , efficient and cost-effective solution for the ‘Home Drop’

“Overall conclusions , Hydrotec fibre is easy install , clean and effective solution” – Paul Colmer, Technical Director

Paul Colmer, Technical Director of GREENCOM commented “The attractiveness of the Atlantis Hydrotec solution is the fact that it enables us to effectively ‘fix the price’ of the home drop. It is fairly simple for us to predict how much it will cost to ‘pass’ a property, however, it it that final ‘home drop’ that brings with it so many challenges and uncertainties. It’s almost like viewing each home drop as a separate project! Whilst you know what you’re up against when working within the carriageway, once you reach the home-owners property you never what challenges you will meet; Long driveways, cobbled sets, rocks etc. etc. and that’s before you consider the possibility of striking other services! e.g. Gas and electricity.”

CRALEY Group’s CEO, Andy Harris commented ” In a typical FFTH roll-out, the nearer you get to the home-owners property the more variable the costs become. Contracting companies are experiencing immense pain in providing that ‘last yard’ connection; the Home Drop. The Atlantis Hydrotec D-Series gives the contractor visibility and repeat-ability on the cost of the home-drop as, irrespective of distance of surface composition, the installation process is the same, and can often be completed in around 1-hour”

Please see below some images of an install:

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Successful D Series Trial in South Africa

Farnborough: November 9th 2015, CRALEY Group is pleased to announce the successful trial of the innovative and patented Atlantis Hydrotec® D-Series solution in Dainfern, South Africa by GREENCOM.

GREENCOM South Africa have successfully trialed the Atlantis Hydrotec D-Series product set to provide a fast , efficient and cost-effective solution for the ‘Home Drop’

“Overall conclusions , Hydrotec fibre is easy install , clean and effective solution” – Paul Colmer, Technical Director

Paul Colmer, Technical Director of GREENCOM commented “The attractiveness of the Atlantis Hydrotec solution is the fact that it enables us to effectively ‘fix the price’ of the home drop. It is fairly simple for us to predict how much it will cost to ‘pass’ a property, however, it it that final ‘home drop’ that brings with it so many challenges and uncertainties. It’s almost like viewing each home drop as a separate project! Whilst you know what you’re up against when working within the carriageway, once you reach the home-owners property you never what challenges you will meet; Long driveways, cobbled sets, rocks etc. etc. and that’s before you consider the possibility of striking other services! e.g. Gas and electricity.”

CRALEY Group’s CEO, Andy Harris commented ” In a typical FFTH roll-out, the nearer you get to the home-owners property the more variable the costs become. Contracting companies are experiencing immense pain in providing that ‘last yard’ connection; the Home Drop. The Atlantis Hydrotec D-Series gives the contractor visibility and repeat-ability on the cost of the home-drop as, irrespective of distance of surface composition, the installation process is the same, and can often be completed in around 1-hour”

Please see below some images of an install:

Excavation and exposure of the water pipe plus the removal of a 60mm section of pipe to facilitate the insertion of the Atlantis Hydrotec D-Series fitting.

Pipe ends are cleaned, couplings and pipe grabber rings are put in place.
Pipe stiffeners (not shown) are then inserted

Note: All parts are sterilised in accordance with the Atlantis Hydrotec Installation Procedures prior to commencing the installation

The Atlantis Hydrotec D-Series ‘Y-Branch’ fitting is installed at the Home End

The Atlantis-Hydrotec approved micro-duct is prepared for insertion

(Note: the end cap to prevent anything entering the duct)

The  approved micro-duct is then inserted by hand-pushing through the Atlantis Hydrotec ‘Y-Branch’ fitting.

The Atlantis Hydrotec Bulkhead Adaptor is then is then inserted on the end of the micro-duct, inserted into the ‘Y Branch’ and the retaining cap tightened.  (This creates a gas-tight seal which totally seals the inside of the pipe from the outside environment)

The installation of the Home End fitting is now complete and the micro-duct is installed within the water pipe to the meter end, where we have already prepared the pipe and removed a 60mm section to allow for the insertion of the opposing Atlantis Hydrotec  ‘Y Branch’ to complete the installation.

The ‘Y Branch’ installation procedure is repeated at the meter end and the install is complete.

2 ‘Y-Branches’ installed; 1 at the Home End and 1 at the Meter End’

The micro-duct runs within the water pipe between the 2 ‘Y Branches’ creating a totally safe ‘pipe-within-a-pipe’ in which we can install our fibre optic cable

We then inserted our direct-bury micro-duct into the Atlantis Hydrotec D-Series ‘Y-Branch’ creating a continuous micro-duct from the  street cabinet to the home

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Atlantis Hydrotec® Solution

Atlantis Hydrotec® is a simple “pipe in a pipe” solution that provides a conduit to a building by installing a micro-bore pipe within the existing water supply infrastructure that feeds a property. Once the micro-bore pipe is in situ, a communications cable can be safely installed without having any adverse effect on the existing water supply. The micro-bore is made out of the same materials as the existing fresh water supply pipe system.

This simple but effective solution overcomes the difficulties associated with more conventional FTTH solutions: the problems relating to digging up roads and driveways to the building, the costs of excavation and the time to install the fibre. It is these issues that have delayed the adoption of FTTH – the difficulty of connecting the final cable run to the building. Atlantis Hydrotec eliminates all of these issues and offers a cost-effective and pain-free alternative!

The Atlantis Hydrotec solution is available in 3 distinct ranges
  • The D Series designed for FTTx connectivity to individual properties
  • The M Series designed specifically for MDU/MTUs
  • The T Series designed for P2P core/trunk/distribution fibre to assist in the connection of remote or rural locations

 

Benefits to the City/Community

• Reduction in Capital Expenditure
The substantially reduced costs of this solution makes funding easier to secure and the costs to the community are less onerous.

• Increased ROI
The solution is very cost effective, resulting in a shorter project payback period and accelerating the return to profit for the City. Shorter payback also means lower interest payments.

• Total Cost of ownership (TCO) is reduced
The TCO of the Atlantis Hydrotec solution is reduced through lower initial deployment costs and minimal ongoing maintenance costs.

• Improved local economy
The local economy benefits in many ways. Local government’s operational costs are lowered and faster more cost effective broadband services can transform the way they deliver services to the community. Medical and healthcare services can be overhauled and educational services dramatically improved.

• Incremental revenues
Incremental revenues can be earned in a variety of ways: Existing companies become more profitable and grow. New businesses are attracted to the municipality with the incentive of high speed broadband. Additional revenue streams can be realized through ongoing subscription charges to third party operators such as cell phone companies, ISPs etc.

• Reduced deployment timescales and minimum civil disruption
Using the existing water infrastructure requires minimal civil works such as the digging and trenching required with more traditional technologies. There is no need to close down roads eliminating any traffic disruption, and the requirement for heavy plant and machinery is dramatically decreased. Added to this the reduced deployment time means the disruption in residential areas is minimized.

• Minimal maintenance requirements
Once installed, there are really no ongoing maintenance costs, unlike aerial deployments which will always require attendance due to high winds, obstructions or vehicle strikes.

• Protected environment
As the Atlantis Hydrotec solution uses the existing water infrastructure there is no risk of damage to other utilities as can happen when digging trenches or excavating roads. The water pipes are generally buried deep under the roads; meaning the fiber cabling infrastructure is well protected and less susceptible to accidental damage.

• Social inclusion
The lower costs of deployment means that this solution can be extended to more disaffected elements of the community, providing much greater accessibility to all members. Local government can afford to subsidize the installation to increase the reach of high speed broadband to both rural areas and the socially deprived.

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Excavation and exposure of the water pipe plus the removal of a 60mm section of pipe to facilitate the insertion of the Atlantis Hydrotec D-Series fitting.

Pipe ends are cleaned, couplings and pipe grabber rings are put in place.
Pipe stiffeners (not shown) are then inserted

Note: All parts are sterilised in accordance with the Atlantis Hydrotec Installation Procedures prior to commencing the installation

The Atlantis Hydrotec D-Series ‘Y-Branch’ fitting is installed at the Home End

The Atlantis-Hydrotec approved micro-duct is prepared for insertion

(Note: the end cap to prevent anything entering the duct)

The  approved micro-duct is then inserted by hand-pushing through the Atlantis Hydrotec ‘Y-Branch’ fitting.

The Atlantis Hydrotec Bulkhead Adaptor is then is then inserted on the end of the micro-duct, inserted into the ‘Y Branch’ and the retaining cap tightened.  (This creates a gas-tight seal which totally seals the inside of the pipe from the outside environment)

The installation of the Home End fitting is now complete and the micro-duct is installed within the water pipe to the meter end, where we have already prepared the pipe and removed a 60mm section to allow for the insertion of the opposing Atlantis Hydrotec  ‘Y Branch’ to complete the installation.

The ‘Y Branch’ installation procedure is repeated at the meter end and the install is complete.

2 ‘Y-Branches’ installed; 1 at the Home End and 1 and the Meter End’

The micro-duct runs within the water pipe between the 2 ‘Y Branches’ creating a totally safe ‘pipe-within-a-pipe’ in which we can install our fibre optic cable

We then inserted our direct-bury micro-duct into the Atlantis Hydrotec D-Series ‘Y-Branch’ creating a continuous micro-duct from the  street cabinet to the home

inShare2 Share

 

Atlantis Hydrotec® Solution

Atlantis Hydrotec® is a simple “pipe in a pipe” solution that provides a conduit to a building by installing a micro-bore pipe within the existing water supply infrastructure that feeds a property. Once the micro-bore pipe is in situ, a communications cable can be safely installed without having any adverse effect on the existing water supply. The micro-bore is made out of the same materials as the existing fresh water supply pipe system.

This simple but effective solution overcomes the difficulties associated with more conventional FTTH solutions: the problems relating to digging up roads and driveways to the building, the costs of excavation and the time to install the fibre. It is these issues that have delayed the adoption of FTTH – the difficulty of connecting the final cable run to the building. Atlantis Hydrotec eliminates all of these issues and offers a cost-effective and pain-free alternative!

The Hydrotec solution is available in 3 distinct ranges
  • The D Series designed for FTTx connectivity to individual properties
  • The M Series designed specifically for MDU/MTUs
  • The T Series designed for P2P core/trunk/distribution fibre to assist in the connection of remote or rural locations

 

Benefits to the City/Community

• Reduction in Capital Expenditure
The substantially reduced costs of this solution makes funding easier to secure and the costs to the community are less onerous.

• Increased ROI
The solution is very cost effective, resulting in a shorter project payback period and accelerating the return to profit for the City. Shorter payback also means lower interest payments.

• Total Cost of ownership (TCO) is reduced
The TCO of the Atlantis Hydrotec fibre solution is reduced through lower initial deployment costs and minimal ongoing maintenance costs.

• Improved local economy
The local economy benefits in many ways. Local government’s operational costs are lowered and faster more cost effective broadband services can transform the way they deliver services to the community. Medical and healthcare services can be overhauled and educational services dramatically improved.

• Incremental revenues
Incremental revenues can be earned in a variety of ways: Existing companies become more profitable and grow. New businesses are attracted to the municipality with the incentive of high speed broadband. Additional revenue streams can be realized through ongoing subscription charges to third party operators such as cell phone companies, ISPs etc.

• Reduced deployment timescales and minimum civil disruption
Using the existing water infrastructure requires minimal civil works such as the digging and trenching required with more traditional technologies. There is no need to close down roads eliminating any traffic disruption, and the requirement for heavy plant and machinery is dramatically decreased. Added to this the reduced deployment time means the disruption in residential areas is minimized.

• Minimal maintenance requirements
Once installed, there are really no ongoing maintenance costs, unlike aerial deployments which will always require attendance due to high winds, obstructions or vehicle strikes.

• Protected environment
As the Atlantis Hydrotec solution uses the existing water infrastructure there is no risk of damage to other utilities as can happen when digging trenches or excavating roads. The water pipes are generally buried deep under the roads; meaning the fiber cabling infrastructure is well protected and less susceptible to accidental damage.

• Social inclusion
The lower costs of deployment means that this solution can be extended to more disaffected elements of the community, providing much greater accessibility to all members. Local government can afford to subsidize the installation to increase the reach of high speed broadband to both rural areas and the socially deprived.

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