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Design-led turnkey services

4site delivers Turnkey Fibre and Wireless Services with design integrity Fixed and Wireless Operators from the UK and Ireland have engaged 4site to design and build comprehensive integrated turnkey telecommunications solutions and provide value-engineered services for over 15 years now. "We have a proven turnkey design-led model

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Building a better future from the network up

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Our CCO, Ray O’Connor, has been with 4site for one year now. He believes the telecoms industry is on the verge of a fibre and mobile broadband boom with the proliferation of applications such as video, social networking and IOT. Ray champions that connectivity growth as he manages all commercial business activity for 4site, across Ireland, the EU and other emerging markets.

You could say infrastructural design runs in his family. His Dad, Joe O’Connor, managed the pre-digital design and roll out of copper infrastructure in the 1970’s and 80’s around North County Dublin with eir (then P&T/ Telecom Eireann). The same issues that all the operators encounter today existed a few decades ago.

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Simple ideas of design back then made huge differences for utilities and home owners. Ray’s Dad was the engineer that came up with the very simple idea of relocating the utilities services box, from under the stairwell, to the gable / side wall of the property. This meant that utility companies no longer needed to set appointments to read metres, as read-access became readily available overnight.

“Design of any product or service is key”

Indeed, Ray has found many of 4site’s customers come to the company because they haven’t created the right design and plan in the first place. Which means that neither the plan, nor the contingency plans are effective. ‘Fail to plan, plan to fail’ as they say.

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Ray supports that design-led ethos through our membership of the FTTH Council of Europe. The FTTH Council Europe is an industry organisation with a mission to accelerate ubiquitous fibre-based connectivity empowering a leading Digital Society throughout Europe.

“We are only the second Irish company to be accepted into the FTTH Council of Europe. We are firmly established as part of the ecosystem delivering fibre to the home across Europe.”

Video, social networking and IOT are the driving forces behind wireless, according to the 2018 Ericsson Mobility Report.  However ubiquitous connectivity can only be achieved if both wireless and fibre operators are on the same page. Given the expensive nature of rolling out fibre optic cable, it is not always possible to enable all rural areas with a piece of cable. Advances in wireless technologies such as microwave or LTE/5G will (once engineered correctly) will act as a very real, but most importantly, a cost-effective way to connect homes and businesses somewhat out of the typical fibre reach.

 

SLA Slays the Banner!

Report by Cain McKee That time of the year has come around again, time to arrange our annual Christmas soccer match between Clare and Limerick. With the two captains of the teams in deep negotiations on which players would play for which team this year, and

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4site Tigers fight for survival!

Report by Cain McKee It was with great anticipation that the 4site Tigers togged out for the annual football tournament in aid of Novas (Homeless Agency) held in the UL sports ground on Saturday.   As current Shield holders, we set out to retain our title

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The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Small Cells

TowerXchange, the open community for Thought Leaders in the global tower  industry interviewed Ian Duggan of 4site about small cell deployments. Read the article to learn Which stakeholders have to be engaged for small cell deployment Considerations for site planning and design Accessing power and services for your small

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Hark! The Limerick Team Win!

4site Christmas Football Match 2016: Limerick V Clare  Report by Cain McKee, Design Engineer We couldn’t have wished for better conditions on the day. The sun was shining, yet with coolness in the air it was ideal for what we all hoped would be a great game of

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Power On

Power and energy management and maintenance is a service we can and do deliver to support our customers.  We have the expertise in-house and we can provide that support nationwide. 4site has multidisciplinary teams of highly qualified engineers and technicians who work on distributed utilities networks

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