Telecom and Cable Network Build
LEICESTER COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED (LCL)
1988 to 1995
ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
strategic consulting services
network consulting services
35 SASKTEL INTERNATIONAL, 100 LOCAL
SaskTel International (SI) was awarded two cable franchises (Leicester and Loughborough) in England to market and develop. Through partnerships from two other firms, the cable franchises were represented as Leicester Communications Limited (LCL).
SI formed an alliance between LCL and Mercury Communications Limited in order to offer both telecommunication and cable television services. SI was responsible for the direct supply of project management, design and engineering services for the construction of a telecommunications and cable television network and operational support systems for LCL Cable Communications of Leicester, England. The project involved the development of an integrated telecommunications and cable television network including; the construction of a satellite headend, 1,600 kilometers of underground trenching and cable placement, and 30 remote optical nodes. The network utilized hybrid technologies of coaxial, copper pair and optical fibre transmission and services an urban community of over 1,000,000 people.
At all stages of the cable television and telecommunications operational processes, SI had been either leading or jointly developing procedures.
The total project saw approximately 35 personnel directly seconded from SaskTel and over 75 resources within the province of Saskatchewan supporting the business venture. Along with the SaskTel personnel, over 100 local British employees helped to build, operate and supply services to the franchise.