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Rural Broadband Deployment

Case StudyVanguard®Outdoor Electrical Enclosure rural-broadband-deployment-fibre

Sector:   Telec­om­mu­nica­tions
Project:   Rural Broadband
Location: Lancashire

Company profile and request:

B4RN has been set up as a not-for-profit organisation in order to tackle the problem of digital divide between remote and rural communities. Local residents of the East Lancashire decided to provide their community with 1000Mps fibre-optic broadband network, one of the fastest in the world.

Project goals and strategy:

The organisation needed an enclosure to hold complex fibre solutions supported by a robust thermal management system to provide heating and cooling suitable for the equipment.

The outcome/­benefits:

  • Enclosures supported by a robust thermal management system to provide heating andcooling suitable for the equipment
  • Significant energy conservation
  • Intelligent speed control in the cooling system providing extended life of the components
  • Lowered costs related with the energy and material consumption
  • Minimized environmental impact
  • Rainford Solutions profile fitted in with the client’s aim of keeping everything as local  as possible​​​

Customer recommendation:
‘These fibre-only cabinets (together with the full-capacity buried ducts) are a far neater solution providing a higher reliability, future-proofed, solution for generations to come. Do it once and do it correctly.’ Broadband for the Rural North

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