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As 5G hits the UK – prepare for more!

5G is brand new to the UK – so new that at the time of writing, the iPhone 8 is not yet 5G-compatible. Businesses  are being expected to create a 5G environment, without even experiencing the 5G benefit directly first Continue Reading

Audio Visual Installations in demand

In line with the demand for 5G-ready cabling, we are responding to more and more requests for AV installations.  Boardroom, meeting room, receptions, conferences – AV is definitely a growth market for CDI Group. Continue Reading

Rio’s triple celebration

Rio Myers is enjoying a triple celebration this week.

Not only has she passed her driving test (first time!), she’s also passed her Customer Service exams, and secured a permanent role with CDI Group as a project support assistant. Continue Reading

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Cyber Essentials certification.

CDI Group is a certified Cyber Essentials company.

Cyber Essentials means that our organisation meets a Government-endorsed standard. We are determined to keep cyber crime at bay, both within our own organisation, and with any of our client data that we hold. Continue Reading

Round Table – Data & Danger

The Data & Danger article from Insider Media

“It’s less than a year until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect. And although it can mean fines of up to 4 per cent of turnover, most businesses are still not prepared. So how do companies not only get ready for this daunting legislation but embrace it for growth?       LINK to read full article Continue Reading

CDI Project, officially First Class

Birmingham Library, one of CDI Group’s local cabling installation sites is celebrating official designation as “First Class” after being made the subject of Royal Mail’s latest range of special stamps. Continue Reading

Paul Bevington Operations Director

CDI Group appoints new Director of Operations.

Paul Bevington

Birmingham’s CDI Group, the UK’s award-winning voice and data cabling specialists, has appointed Paul Bevington as Director of Operations.

Paul has been with CDI Group for over 15 years, and has worked his way up, starting off as an apprentice in 2002.  More recently he had taken on the role of Managing Director of CDI Group’s Telecom division (CDI Comms) and has now been promoted to Group Operations Director as part of a corporate reshaping exercise. Continue Reading

Welcome to CDI’s new Financial Controller

Lisa HartillLisa Hartill has joined CDI Group in June 2017, as Group Financial Controller.

With an enviable track record working for a large blue-chip and a prestigious firm of auditors for some 20 years, Lisa is now keen to get to business supporting CDI Group, the UK’s leading data cabling specialists. Continue Reading

Shout out to our talented team!

Chris Jones

The latest CDI person to achieve an industry-specific qualification is Chris Jones. Business director Chris, decided to take the Certified Telecommunications Project Management (CTPM®) credential and qualification as the fore-runner to the CDI team of project managers. Continue Reading

Congratulations to Lauren Jones, Prince2

Congratulations to Lauren Jones on getting her Prince2, now a member of an elite Prince2 team at CDI Group.

Lauren Jones, has joined the elite members of the CDI Group project team, with her Prince2 qualification.

“I was determined to pass this qualification because it’s so appropriate to my job and to furthering my career.  At CDI Group, we deal with top government and private sector clients, and we already work to these exacting standards, so it made sense to take the qualification.” Continue Reading

Are we facing a wireless future?

It may seem like wiring and cabling are a thing of the past, after all wifi and mobile technologies are popular and ubiquitous.  Bandwidths and speeds are increasing all the time. Our wire-free future is surely just around the corner…? Continue Reading

Powered fibre technologies prove themselves

OM5 and Powered Fibre Cabling are both key offerings from CDI Group.

Powered Fibre Cabling:

Introduced by CommScope in January 2016, CDI Group now has a number of live installations where either of the following situations prevail:

1) an external long-distance requirement for both power and data. For example, at airports and external carparks, to power and serve perimeter security cameras.  These installations would normally have required both power and data cabling, however the Powered Fibre Cabling option means that one hybrid cable, served by a POE (Power Over Ethernet) box, can be installed with distances of up to 300m (x30 that of CAT 5). Continue Reading

Success or greater success? Connectivity is a deciding factor.

In a recent article by Phil Sorsky Global Head of Service Providers, CommScope*, he cites that connectivity could be the difference between success and failure, particularly for SMEs.

When it comes to 4G and telecom network access, the disparity between London and the rest of the UK, is staggering.  Sorsky said: “The research found that, while mobile users in London can access 4G nearly 70 per cent of the time, there are significant disparities across the rest of the UK. Indeed, mobile users in Wales can only connect to 4G services on 35 per cent of occasions.”(1) Continue Reading

CDI Group – connecting top Birmingham landmarks

As published in the Birmingham Post, with full transcription below.

Birmingham Post, January 2017.  Used here with kind permission of the Birmingham Post.

Full article text reads:


Q: What do the Birmingham Library, John Lewis Birmingham Department Store and the Mailbox all have in common? Continue Reading

Wifi’s boom comes with hidden risks.

Wifi is growing but it comes with hidden risks.  Here’s our quick guide to managing wifi risk and getting the most out of the opportunities:

CDI Group, the UK’s leading network installation company, predicts their wifi business will grow by at least 300% in 2017. Continue Reading

Winchester and Eastleigh Healthcare NHS Trust

CDI Group have been selected by the Trust for a 3 year Cabling Contract to maintain the structured cabling network and the installation of additional copper and fibre cabling and associated small power across the Trust Sites as demand requires. Continue Reading

CDI Group Expands with Acquisition

BIRMINGHAM-based data network, cabling and communications supplier CDI Group has expanded its security division with a new acquisition.

The group has taken over city rival Discovery Cabling Solutions in an undisclosed deal. Continue Reading