CDI Group provide fibre optic cabling services, including design, installation and support. Our engineers are highly experienced in fibre optic termination, splicing and testing.
It’s the communications technology that works by sending signals down hair thin strands of glass fibre (and sometimes plastic fibre) It began about 30 years ago in the R&D labs (Corning, Bell Labs, ITT UK, etc.) and was first installed in Chicago, IL, USA in 1976. By the early 1980s, fibre networks connected the major cities on each coast.
By the mid-80s, fibre was replacing all the telco copper, microwave and satellite links. In the 90s, CATV discovered fibre and used it first to enhance the reliability of their networks, a big problem. Along the way, it was discovered they could offer phone and Internet services on that same fibre and greatly enlarged their markets.
Computers and LANs started using fibre about the same time as the telcos. Industrial links were among the first as the noise immunity of fibre and it’s distance capability make it ideal for the factory floor. Mainframe storage networks came next, the predecessors of today’s fibre SANs (storage area networks).
Other applications developed too: aircraft, ship and automobile data busses, CCTV for security, even links for consumer digital stereo!
Today fibre optics is either the dominant medium or a logical choice for every communication system.
The use of a Fibre Optic Network (FON) minimizes maintenance expenses because the Fibre Optic Network (FON) is constructed only of Fibre-Optic cabling and optical splitters and couplers. Signals are not affected by electrical noise.
This makes fibre optics the perfect partner for electrical transmission right of ways. Exempt from FCC-mandated sweeps, fibre reduces operation and maintenance costs for an outside plant. Fibre also drives much longer loops than copper and there is no ongoing plant tuning. Additionally, the Fibre Optic Network has an estimated Interior/Exterior, LAN, WAN, and Plant life of more than 35 years.
Even today, full-service broadband networks need to support bandwidth-intensive voice, video, and data applications. Whether for IP streaming video for residential consumers, Virtual Private Networking (VPN) for telecommuters, or point to point T1 services for businesses, only fibre optics can satisfy the wide ranging needs of an entire networked community.
CDI Group has the resources, experience and expertise to work with clients to develop the fibre network solution that their specific fibre optic application requires.
Network Services are available within the UK, Europe and Worldwide.
Our Network Services are Integrated, providing the Total Solution.
Full Compliance to CDM Regulations and Applicable Legislation.
Experience in All Vertical Markets and Industry Sectors.
All Customers will have a Dedicated Account Manager.
Over 70 Directly Employed CSCS Qualified Engineers.
White Label Services available for System Integrators.
Bespoke Framework and Service Level Agreements.
24x7x365 SLA Maintenance Contracts.
Why CDI Group?
100 Directly Employed Staff including Project Managers and Engineers.
Certified by BSI to ISO 9001 Quality Management Standard.
30 Years Plus Experience in Data and Telephone Networks.
Certified by the World’s Leading Cabling Manufactures.
NICEIC Approved Contractor – ECA Members.
Constructionline Approved Contractor.
SafeContractor Approved Contractor.
Prince2 Qualified Project Managers.
CHAS Approved Contractor.
CDI Group Limited
5-7 Melchett Road
Kings Norton Business Centre
Telephone: 0845 130 8444
VAT Number: GB 558913013
Company Reg Number: 02440478