Maintenance and development of the telephone infrastructure, including civil engineering, cabling, heavy cable recovery and constructing the ‘Next Generation Access’ infrastructure.
Currently £1.75bn over 7 years. Carillion telent are delivering a number of services associated with the maintenance and development of the telephone infrastructure, including civil engineering, cabling, heavy cable recovery and constructing the ‘Next Generation Access’ infrastructure, as well as asset management and maintenance. Openreach’s NGA programme is of key strategic importance to BT plc providing millions of UK homes access to fibre-based superfast broadband.
Carillion telent (Ct), the Carillion-led joint venture, has
consolidated Openreach's previous regional supply chain into a
national single delivery contract. Ct has around 600 staff that
manages 2,500 strong field operatives across a supply chain that
services the UK, excluding NI.
Ct's SOLO management system controls work flow through to the supply chain, following the processing and validation of job orders and creation of job packs. When works are completed on site, the job packs are updated and returned via SOLO, providing an efficient end-to-end process flow.
The scale of works undertaken for Openreach can be summarised below:
|Civil Engineering||17,000 orders per month|
|Heavy Cable Recovery - removal of redundant copper from the Network||60,000 tonnes recovered per year|
|Asset Assurance Management||36,000 telegraph poles replaced per year|
|Cabling and jointing||4,000 jobs processed and executed per month|
|Next Generation Access Cabinets||Over 14,000 cabinets delivered and in service during Feb 2012 with approximately 350 handed over per week which supports Openreach's target of 10 million homes into service by April 2012|