Over the last few years there has been a steady increase in the hire of Cable Drum Trailers and Cable Pushers. The reason? Fibre Optic companies bringing ultra-fast fibre optic broadband to the UK.

The UK has lagged behind the rest of the developed world in the upgrading of communication infrastructure, but the government aims to end that.

The economic benefits are obvious, with estimates that bringing fibre optic to a third of the UK will add £38bn to the economy over the next 15 years.

As the UK’s leading provider of winching equipment rental, Rotrex is proud to be a part of the fibre optic broadband rollout and to play a crucial role in the installation process.

Households and businesses in the North and in rural areas will benefit the most from this upgrade. Having historically suffered from underinvestment, these areas will benefit from the improved connectivity bringing them up to date with areas in the South.

The rollout will also create jobs for local telecom engineers and as we’ve seen, for equipment hire companies.

Why Fibre Over Copper?

So what has caused this surge in fibre optic installation? For one, fibre optic cables are capable of much faster speeds than traditional copper wire networks. In fact, fibre optic cables can transmit data at speeds of up to 100 times faster than copper wires. This makes them the perfect solution for high-bandwidth applications like streaming video, online gaming, and even virtual reality.

But speed isn’t the only advantage of fibre optics. They are also more reliable than copper wire networks, with fewer disruptions due to interference or signal degradation. Because fibre optic cables are made of glass or plastic, they are not susceptible to corrosion like copper wires are. This means they have a longer lifespan and require less maintenance over time.

Installing Fibre Optic Cables

Installing a fibre optic network is no easy task. Fibre optic cables are extremely thin and delicate, making them difficult to handle and install. On site expertise is needed to ensure that they are installed properly and to operate the equipment. They also require specialised equipment designed to gently feed the cable with minimal stress. These cable pushers, blowers and winches are accompanied by cable drum holders and other auxiliary equipment to direct and protect the cables.

Rotrex cable blowers and trailer winches are widely used for fibre optic installation. Features like adjustable tension control and precise load handling capabilities ensure you always know the tension on your cable. The delicate fibre optic cables are handled with care, minimizing the risk of damage during the installation process.

But it’s not just about handling the cables safely. Road towable trailer winches and cable drum trailers are highly efficient, saving time and reducing the risk of delays on your project. With the ability to position cables, Rotrex winches help your installation team work more efficiently and get the job done fquickly and accurately. Tow your cable to the location with ease and benefit from on site delivery and pickup.

The Right Equipment for Installation

In addition to trailer winches, Rotrex also offer a range of other equipment and services for fibre optic installation, including cable rollers, cable jacks, and more. They will also work with you to develop a customized solution that meets the unique needs of your project.

But it’s not just about the equipment. Safety is a priority for every project Rotrex work on. Rotrex rigorously test and maintain all equipment to ensure it is safe to use. The team is also trained in proper safety procedures to minimize the risk of accidents or injuries on the job.

So if you’re planning a fibre optic installation project in the UK, hire your equipment from Rotrex Winches. Their reliable and efficient equipment, along with a team of experts and a commitment to safety, will ensure that your project is a success.

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