Published On: 23 May 2024

The Crucial Role of Full Fibre Infrastructure Consultants in Multi Dwelling Units or MDUs

As the demand for high-speed internet and advanced communication services continues to accelerate, the role of the Full Fibre Infrastructure Consultant becomes paramount.

Tony Bamber, Account Director at CTG, delves into the significance of Full Fibre Infrastructure Consultants and how they play a pivotal role in enhancing safe and high quality connectivity within Multiple Dwelling Units (MDUs).

Understanding the Need for Full Fibre in MDUs
In an era where digital connectivity is vital, landlords face unique challenges in mediating safe, quality and high-speed broadband internet services to residents living in MDUs.

Multiple floors and multiple homes demand stringent requirements.  Landlords must balance the need for health and safety compliance and minimisation of disruption for residents against demands for connectivity to facilitate remote working, education, accessing community services and leisure activities such as streaming and gaming for residents.

Subtle issues with the buildings and structures in the environment around the MDU – the shape of the building, the angles and thickness of the walls – can all impact the quality and reliability of digital connectivity.  These are difficult for a landlord to address without expert assistance.

The Role of a Full Fibre Infrastructure Consultant

A Full Fibre Infrastructure Consultant guides the landlord through the connectivity challenges.

Safety has to be the number one priority. When an Internet Service Provider (ISP) installs fibre into a block of flats, they have to go up through every floor and to the door of every home in the building, drilling multiple openings – or holes – which increase the risk of fire spreading if not fire-stopped correctly.

So when assessing a building, the Full Fibre Infrastructure Consultant must design a connectivity solution tailored to the unique complexity of each MDU. By navigating the intricacies of fibre-optic technologies and network design principles, they ensure safe, high-speed and future-proof solutions.

Effective communication and collaboration between the key players are vital. Once work has started, initial route designs for the network may need to be adapted, so it’s imperative for the consultant, the ISP and the property manager to work closely together. At CTG, we audit full fibre installations and provide a record of the Design and the “As-Built” documentation as part of the Digital Asset Record. This keeps all parties compliant with the Building Safety Act, 2022 – and gets residents connected in the right way.

Future-Proofing MDUs with Full Fibre Infrastructure

Landlords – especially those in Social Housing – are facing significant challenges across their portfolios in terms of repairs and otherwise maintaining the condition of the buildings, as well as delivering services in a tough economic climate.

Full Fibre infrastructure offers a strategic approach to anticipate the integration of emerging technologies for building management and performance. By embracing advanced fibre-optic solutions, landlords can accommodate increasing demand from residents whilst also driving cost-efficiencies.

Complete Technology Group’s (CTG) purpose is to widen digital inclusion, helping create a world where everyone can enjoy safe, high-quality, ultra-fast digital connectivity in their homes. This gives people access to online opportunities in education, employment, and their community, so they can live life well and reach their potential. Its Full Fibre Infrastructure services are free of charge to landlords and residents.

If you would like an informal chat, please contact us using our contact form here or alternatively, please email Tony Bamber at [email protected]

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