is a Telecoms Consultancy, established in 2003. We provide network, service and technology
support of Business, Network, Technology and Supplier decisions for established
and prospective Network Operators. With a background including 20 years experience of working
for the Telecommunications Operators Cable and Wireless (including Mercury) and
later COLT, combined with over 8 years working for diverse consulting clients in the UK,
Continental Europe and the Middle East Beacon Networking can
bring a wealth of practical, applied telecoms knowledge to bear across a wide range of
subjects. Working either alone or as part of wider projects with partners,
Beacon Networking can provide you with the skill set to match most project needs
- whether a short and sharp analysis of a particular aspect or as a longer term
supplement to a project or operating team.
Beacon Networking is small and
focused, priding itself on being able to bring clarity to the commercial
application of technology and networks through:
into a business context
experience of the industry into each piece of work - ensuring that recommendations are
practical and well founded
expressing the results
clearly according to the audience(s) - typically including
technical staff, executives and investors
Recent Clients and Projects have
Jersey Telecom contacted
Ventura Team in 2011 to build a full business case for the deployment of
FTTH across the island. It rapidly became clear that a full, Jersey-wide, deployment of
FTTH could be justified economically and was practical. With
assistance to JT from Beacon Networking through Ventura Team the JT Board approved
in mid 2011 a full rollout of FTTH to all premises on Jersey over the
next few years. Beacon Networking continues to have an active
involvement in selected portions of this ambitious project through
In 2010 Durham County Council
were looking for assistance in the technical and financial development of
broadband infrastructure across the County. Beacon Networking
assisted, building a business case and technical solution for a potential
public-private investment that would enable Durham County to significantly
improve its connectivity - not just to businesses and residents of the towns and cities but to the full
'final third' across the whole County from the less populated eastern side
of the Pennines across to the coast.
Beacon Networking worked with Optilan to propose a business case,
operational and financial structure to Coventry City Council for a wider
commercialisation of an existing privately-owned Council optical fibre and
duct network that had initially been built to serve the Council offices,
schools, libraries and to monitor key transport sites. The
commercialisation is providing Coventry City Council with some much needed
income as it struggles to maintain the highest quality public services that
its revenues permit.
Initially contracted to provide a
Business Case & Technical analysis to a proposed telecoms network for Haya in
Oman in 2008; this project grew - after approval of the Business Case - to become
a wider build and operate project, pulling in many more people both locally and
from consulting partner Ventura Team. At the conclusion of this multi-year
project Oman can expect to have a FTTH network of a world class standard serving
many ten of thousands of homes and businesses across the Greater Muscat area.
Geo Networks Ltd. and its
subsidiary company FibreSpeed Ltd. are the selected contractor & operator
respectively for the Welsh Government's FibreSpeed Network in North Wales -
providing local access and long distance connectivity to business parks and
thereby helping stimulate the local economy with improved communications. Beacon
Networking has assisted the Geo and FibreSpeed teams at various stages of the
project from early 2007 onwards with formal public sector bidding, through
design and planning in conjunction with Geo's supplier partners. Later
work provided the basis for potential further expansion of the FibreSpeed Network in
North Wales and to other parts of Wales.
Starting in 2006 we assisted
partners Ventura Team from the early stages of the new licence bidding process
in Saudi Arabia where the fixed network monopoly was scheduled to end. At the
bidding stage this consisted of designs and costs for long distance fibre and local
FTTH and WiMax access networks supporting a business case covering prospective
services and market penetration plans.
After successfully winning a coveted licence from the Saudi
Arabian authorities the engagement deepened considerably with detailed work on
the network, products and services through 2007 and 2008. We worked alongside
the growing team of local staff as part of the day by day and month by month
project to get this major new national operator to market successfully. We are
pleased to have been able to contribute to the 2009 launch of services by the
Atheeb Consortium under the GO brand and recognise this as a major milestone
for telecoms in Saudi Arabia and the wider Gulf region.
As a small company the last
non-Virgin Media cable TV franchise in the UK has experienced all the extremes
of the good and bad times of telecoms in its modest history. Beacon Networking
assisted with a private buy-out of the company in 2005 and served as a Non-Exec.
Director through 2006 and 2007 while the company recovered from a period of
We have carried out a number of
investigations on behalf of potential investors in technology companies
generally to provide a professional view on whether the market and price points
for a telecoms product are as foreseen by the company. The most recent of these
was carried out for 3i and a selection of other potential investors in the
optical switch company Polatis.
Beacon Networking has provided
specialist knowledge for regulatory purposes on several occasions ranging from
the 2005/6 Strategic Telecoms Review by Ofcom in the UK to a detailed analysis
of accounting assumptions for technical equipment in the eircom regulatory
accounts used by the Irish Regulator Comreg during 2008/9.
Beacon Networking is
a small, flexible and well connected consulting operation, maintaining close contacts with a number of other
organisations specialising in different aspects of the telecoms industry.
It's always worthwhile asking us about your needs - even if they don't precisely match
what you see here.