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Get connected with fibre optic data cabling

Every second your team spends waiting for a web page or online system to load costs your business money. But it doesn't need to be that way. The increased bandwidth capacity of fibre optic cabling can take your business to the next level.

At Birch Technical Services, our fibre optic structured cabling experts can provide your Colchester based business or public sector organisation with the latest fibre optic networking cabling solutions. 

Why upgrade to Fibre Optic Cabling?

Fibre optic cabling offers many benefits when compared to traditional copper networks, so it’s important you consider fibre as an option when planning a new cable network. Our team takes the time to understand your needs as a business and will advise on the best choice of cabling for your circumstance. However, the core advantages of fibre optic cabling are:

  • Faster speeds - Fibre optic cables contain a core that carries light to transmit data, which is much faster than traditional copper cabling. If your business depends on handling vast quantities of data, then upgrading to fibre can dramatically increase your business efficiencies and productivity.
  • Greater bandwidth - Copper cables initially designed for voice transmissions, whilst fibre is designed to transmit the data required in a multimedia world. 
  • More reliable - Unlike copper cables, fibre cables are not affected by temperature, moisture or changes in weather, which can affect performance. They also carry no electrical current meaning they don’t present a fire hazard when they become old or worn.
  • Lower cost - Whilst the initial cost of installation is higher with fibre cables, due to the increased durability and reliability of the cables, maintenance costs are considerably lower. 

Fibre Optic Network Cabling Birch Tech Offer

Singlemode Fibre Installation
Singlemode fibre is designed to carry light only directly down the fibre in traverse mode. Therefore, there is less lightless, making it the most suitable option for longer distances and higher bandwidths. The cabling is better over a long distance in comparison to the multimode as there is only one path of travel.

Multimode Fibre Installation
Multimode fibre optic cabling is ideal over small to medium distances for providing high bandwidth and speed. We focus on multimode fibre optic cabling for backbone cabling. Transmittable data for multimode can go up to distances of 300m at 100mbps.

Air Blown Fibre installation (ABF
Airblown fibre optic cabling is a new form of cable that enables easy replacement of fibres, making it easier to upgrade our network and maintain the highest data speeds. Birch Technical Services are experts at blown fibre cabling installations, helping companies to take advantage of lightning-fast data transfer speeds.

Campus Link
A campus network link is a set of interconnected Local Area Networks (LAN) which connect multiple sites or buildings, within a similar geographic location. Our team of technical engineers will audit your network, wireless and server infrastructures to design a networking solution that will bring wireless efficiency to your campus. 

PON and SPON Builds
Passive and secure optical networks are fibre-optic networks utilising a point-to-multipoint topology and optical splitters to deliver data from a single transmission point to multiple user endpoints. PON and SPON build are seeing increased use for campus and building networks.

Experts in Fibre Optic Cabling

Our engineers hold up to date accreditation's, are fully trained using the latest industry-standard test equipment and hold various health and safety certificates to ensure we deliver the best possible service we can. We are a registered Certifed Network Cable Installer (CNICI) company and hold Fluke Networks Cabling Test certificates. We also DBS check each member of our team to ensure the safety of your team, customers and service users. 

Who We Work With

Birch Technical Services provide fibre optic cabling solutions to commercial, industrial and public sector organisations throughout the Colchester area. 

We’re commissioned to work on projects as both a tier 1 and tier 2 contractor, and also work in partnership with Mechanical and Electrical Engineering companies, IT consultants and more. 

We also have experience in delivering projects within marine environments specialising in class approved cabling and large scale fibre transmission projects for CCTV, video and industrial control.


We are experts in splicing, a method of joining two fibre optic cables together when a buried cable is accidentally severed. Call us today for an emergency call out. 


We not only install fibre networks but can also assist in the testing of fibre installations to ensure they’re ready for service and activation.

Preventative maintenance

A single dust particle on the core of a fibre can cause signal loss, so regular cleaning and preventative maintenance is essential for ensuring a long life.

"We have used Birch Technical Services on many occasions and have found their work to be of an excellent standard.  They offer a competitive, quick and efficient service for all cabling and network requirements."

Jo Baalham, Facilities Manager - Informa Group PLC

Moves, Adds & Changes 

The IT and network requirements of businesses change over time, whether you’re looking to relocate to a new office, expanding your team or reconfiguring new equipment. Birch Technical Services are experts in fibre optic network cabling moves, adds and changes, known as MAC, and are committed to ensuring your network fulfills the changing requirements of your team and business.

Below are a few examples of the MAC projects we undertake:

  • Relocation of PCs
  • Equipment swaps or replacements 
  • User account/ access changes
  • New account setups 
  • Relocating to a different office 
  • Changing router 
Our fully qualified MAC Engineers are experts in splicing and use a tried and tested methodology to plan and undertake any moves, adds or changes to your fibre optic network to ensure minimum disruption to your business. We understand your time is precious, so will work around your team quickly and efficiently to get you back to work as soon as possible. 

Speak to our team today about how we can help you move, add or update your fibre optic network cabling. 

24/7 Emergency Repairs

Businesses rely on stable and reliable internet connections to keep them running. Whilst total outages on well installed and maintained networks are rare when these do occur many businesses grind to a halt, costing you time and money. 

Our number one aim is to minimise downtime for your business so our dedicated maintenance team are on call 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Our team uses the latest equipment to find the fault quickly then use the very best core alignment fusion splicers to make the required repairs. Whilst we want to get you up and running quickly, we don’t want you to have to call us out again in a matter of days, so each repair will be thoroughly tested before reactivating the network.

If you have an outage and require an emergency repair please call us now on 01206 970316.

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