Full-fibre networks delivering superfast broadband are the foundation for smart cities; they underpin our work and leisure lives, our public services and our private businesses.

They allow people to work from home and on the move, to access rich media and new experiences. Replacing old copper connections with fibre-optic cables brings dramatic improvements to speed and reliability.

But smart city infrastructures go far beyond full-fibre cabling. From charging points for electric vehicles to examples of Internet-of-Things technologies, including intelligent street lighting systems and sensors for measuring air pollution, we help communities establish the technology infrastructure, connectivity and networks they need to flourish.

A Holistic Approach

Taking a holistic approach to the design and deployment of these networks – from individual homes up to businesses of all sizes and public sector organisations – ensures that full-fibre installation is resource-efficient and future-proofed.

We work with major organisations from across the public and private sector to develop smart city infrastructures fit for the future.

This includes supporting major projects with public sector funding, such as the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) backed Local Full Fibre Networks (LFFN) Challenge Fund.

A ‘Dig Once’ Philosophy

Delivering full-fibre connectivity has a massive impact, but it can also be a major undertaking. Planning new fibre-optic networks can mean working around numerous other infrastructure elements, from utilities to road layouts. Installing cables can involve digging up roads, reconfiguring buildings and disrupting transport and other services.

To minimise this disruption we work with local authorities and other key stakeholders to support a ‘dig once’ approach that reduces disruption and maximises potential costs savings on ground work - something that can often run into hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Our forward thinking approach involves working with key stakeholders to understand the final delivery requirements and helping local authorities identify where they have overlapping dig projects and where these can be combined to reduce overall ground work costs

The Scape Framework

Curve IT is proud to work with Scape Approved partners – organisations which have been pre-determined to meet KPIs which give customers reassurance that projects will be delivered to time, cost and quality. This allows organisations to dramatically speed up their procurement processes and achieve more detailed design, market-tested cost estimated, risk identification and mitigation and construction methodologies early in their projects.

By working with Scape approved organisations, we offer clients peace of mind that their project will be delivered as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible – with the performance measures to prove it.