DSG Communications is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lite Access Technologies.

As a subsidiary of Lite Access Technologies (LAT), DSG Communications provides innovative and cost-efficient construction options for the deployment of fiber-optic networks throughout British Columbia and Alberta. Outside of these regions Lite Access provides design, product (micro-duct and fiber), project management and equipment rental and sales. This includes our proprietary patent-pending blades.

Using trained and certified technicians we offer:

  • Fully equipped service vehicles on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • 2 Mobile & detachable splicing labs
  • 2 Additional fully equipped installation & service vehicles
  • 2 Dedicated fiber optic cable trailers
  • 1 Dedicated 40ft Hoist/man lift (Boom Truck)
  • 2 Fully equipped fiber optic testing & diagnostic vehicles – fully equipped installation & service vehicles
  • Micro-trenching and asphalt cutting machines
  • Walk behind micro trench plough (which allows conduit to be placed to a depth of 18 inches)
  • 24 Months Workmanship Guarantee
  • Project Management are available to train and assist worldwide
  • Directional drilling
  • Micro-drilling (typically used for FTTH deployments)

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Patent Pending Process

Over the course of the last decade LAT has invested considerable time, effort and funds into the research and development of Micro-trenching. . The company has now developed a proprietary Micro-trenching process that is patent pending. The process combines a unique and innovative cutting wheel/blade that is able to achieve a hyper-efficient cut, along with ancillary procedures that are in every way superior to more traditional practices.

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British Columbia and Alberta Deployment

Most of the trials for the development of this process were undertaken in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia as well as Alberta. Some of the cities include Vancouver, Langley, Burnaby, North Vancouver, Whistler, Price George and Banff (AB).   City engineers allowed the tests as they were intrigued by LAT’s innovative ideas and process. Subsequent to LAT’s trials, the City of Vancouver carried out their own tests to substantiate LAT’s results. The City of Vancouver has now officially approved the method.

Micro-trenching

Laying fiber optic cable used to be an arduous job, requiring many man hours to dig trenches that were thirty inches wide by thirty-six inches deep for installation of a four-inch conduit.   However, LAT’s innovative micro trenching process means there is no need for heavy equipment, long hours and extended road /asphalt restoration.

Using the Bobcat (Ditchwitch, Vermeer) revolutionized the art of cable laying and installation. With specially designed radial saws and proprietary Lite Access blades, machines cut a micro-trench into any ground surfaces. The micro-trench is typically one and a half inches wide and twelve to eighteen inches deep.

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A special micro-duct conduit is inserted into the trench and the fibre optic cable is “blown” through. This method can be up to five times faster – up to 500 meters a day for micro-trenching and 250-750 meters a day for micro-drilling, which is a third cheaper than digging traditional trenches. The Micro-trench is constructed and reinstated to the standards within Lite Access’ proprietary MMCD standards.

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Micro-Drilling

Micro-drilling is typically used to reach greater depths such as highway and river crossings. This method is environmentally friendly and is often used in archaeologically sensitive areas. When the drill head reaches the hand hole on the other side of the crossing, LAT’s microduct is attached to the head and pulled back through the bore. This allows the microduct to be installed without an additional PVC duct needing to be installed. This reduces the cost and time of traditional drilling.

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Preferred Reinstatement Technique 

LAT’s prefered reinstatement technique includes a narrow grind and overlay. In many instances one to two inches of the top layer of the micro-trench is milled and recovered with a final hot mix asphalt, providing a sealed and aesthetically preferred result.

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Pea-Gravel Non-Shrink Restoration

After the conduit is laid within the micro-trench, some cities opt for a combination of pea-gravel and non-shrink grout restoration. The quick setting grout fills the micro-trench to the road surface allows for quick and safe access for pedestrians and traffic flow. 

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Thermal Asphalt Restoration

Lite Access utilizes a unique infrared/thermal restoration process. Using the latest in thermal restoration equipment, repairs are quick and seamless. A seamless thermal repair ensures that asphalt does not break down due to water ingress or caulking failure. This is a very successful option in order to reduce long term asphalt repair costs.

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Security of Fiber-Optics

Network owners are often concerned about the fiber-optic line security. Traditional micro-trench caulking can easily be removed and the cable accessed. For ultimate security, a seamless thermal asphalt restoration bars access to the cable without extensive jack hammering or machine digging. Even if there are cobbles or bigger stones under the asphalt that caused cracking or widening of the cut, thermal restoration will ensure consistent, seamless pavement.

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Further information/Contact/Quotes

Via telephone and email

1-800-252-0893

1-604-247-4704

info@liteaccess.com