LITE ACCESS AWARDED THREE PHASE FTTP INSTALLATION WITH LEADING INTERNATIONAL ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS COMPANY – ACTAVO
October 19, 2017 – Vancouver, British Columbia. LITE ACCESS TECHNOLOGIES INC. (the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE: LTE) (OTC PINK: LTCCF), a world leader in fibre optic products and advanced installation methodologies, is pleased to announce that Actavo Group Ltd. (Actavo), an engineering solutions company with global reach, has awarded Lite Access Technologies UK Ltd. a three-phase project to install a fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) network to approximately 29,000 homes in Wrexham, the fourth largest urban area in Wales.
Since November 2016, the Company has been engaged by Actavo to install a (FTTP) network on behalf of a major UK telecom service provider in Wrexham. Lite Access has proven its ability to meet or exceed project requirements and timelines and consequently Actavo has increased the scope of work to include an additional three phases of a fiber optic network installation. The first phase will consist of 22 nodes (each node is approximately 500 homes). Phase two will consist of approximately 10,000 homes with a further 8,000 homes in the third phase.
In addition to FTTP installation, Actavo is committed to providing open and equal access to FTTP and Trunk (backbone) network construction to Lite Access. This award includes language reflecting mutual commitments to complete Wrexham and other projects that arise. Lite Access will increase the size and number of work crews in accordance with the agreed program and work requirements.
Mike Plotnikoff, CEO of Lite Access, stated, “The UK is a critical market for Lite Access and our strategic partnership with Actavo is a transformational event for our Company.” Mr. Plotnikoff added, “This collaboration positions us exceptionally well to optimize the near and long-term potential of our game-changing advances in fibre connectivity which are pivotal in the UK and globally.”
About Lite Access
Lite Access is a world leader in Microduct and fibre optic technologies. Using its specially designed and innovative micro / narrow trench and alternate methods of deployment, Lite Access’ proprietary Microduct technology extends a network provider’s ability to deliver true broadband connectivity directly to end-users, such as homes, government and educational institutions, and emergency response facilities. Providing a full portfolio of fibre connectivity solutions for many types of Telecom infrastructure, Lite Access has successfully deployed or enabled deployment of thousands of kilometres of Microduct networks throughout North and South America, South Africa, the United Kingdom, the Caribbean, Australia and Asia.
Lite Access’ products have been deployed in many high-profile communication networks including Olympic facilities, military and government, numerous communities throughout British Columbia, the USA and Alberta as well as Global telecoms that have adopted Lite Access as the “solution of choice” for future proof fibre optic connectivity solutions. Providing total Integrated Solutions including proven and approved alternate deployment methodologies, Lite Access remains flexible and innovative in its commitment to enable global clients and partners with the most cost effective and proven fibre connectivity available.
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