SiFi Networks

SiFi Networks Shortlisted for Business Green Technology Awards

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

SiFi Networks has been selected as a finalist for the Future City Technology category at the Business Green Technology awards hosted in London.

SiFi Networks has been shortlisted for its internationally patented Waste Water Fiber technology, a solution that provides an alternative to conventional core fiber installation techniques by running the cables through the sewers. Although this technology does not completely replace conventional techniques, it can be used very effectively to reduce costs, shorten deployment time, create a more secure network and minimize disruption to local communities.

The award recognizes cutting edge innovations that promise to drastically boost the resource efficiency of urban environments. The judges are looking for technologies that can integrate into the smart or future City vision and deliver a wide range of benefits.

Wichita is one of the first US Cities to utilize SiFi Networks’ Waste Water technology. The network infrastructure uses existing storm and sewer conduits and has now completed many years of uninterrupted service.

“In 2012, the City of Wichita’s IT Department worked with SiFi Networks to implement a proof of concept in utilizing fiber connectivity through our existing storm or sewer conduits.

Fiber was placed between a Public Works facility (where the City had existing fiber) and a Police Sub-station with additional connection to a Public Works Water Center close by. City IT has not touched this network in over three years since implementation.” Commented Michael Mayta, Chief Information Officer at the City of Wichita.

“After review, Public Works confirmed that there were no negative effects on any conduits utilized and our Water and Police sub-station have benefited from the throughput of a GIG network. The ROI for this project was just over four years, so in late 2016 the project will “pay out” and the City will begin to realize monthly savings.” Added Mayta.

The awards will take place on December 1st at the Savoy Place in London.

 

 

Fullerton’s FiberCity™ Network is Underway

Fullerton Calif, 25th November 2019 – Construction of Fullerton’s FiberCity™ network has commenced with some customers receiving service early in the New Year. SiFi Networks

READ MORE
Fullerton FiberCity™

Construction of one of the USA’s largest privately funded Open Access Fiber Networks commences

Fullerton, Calif 25th November 2019 – Construction of Fullerton’s city wide fiber optic network is in full swing. The network will be one of the

READ MORE
Fullerton FiberCity™

SiFi Networks’ CEO Speaks at North Orange County The Future is Now Conference

Ben Bawtree -Jobson, CEO at SiFi Networks was invited to speak as part of the panel at The Future is Now conference, organized and hosted

READ MORE
SmartCity

Placentia, CA to Become a FiberCity™

Placentia, is the latest city set to become a SiFi Networks’ FiberCity™. Five members of the City Council voted unanimously to grant permission for SiFi

READ MORE
FIBERCITY

SiFi Networks Presents to Investment Audience in Brussels

SiFi Networks’ CEO Ben Bawtree-Jobson has been invited to speak at The IPE Real Assets and Infrastructure Conference taking place this week. The conference which

READ MORE
guest speaker

Event Success in Fullerton

SiFi Networks was delighted to have met residents and business owners of Fullerton on June 15 to present to them their plans for the Fullerton

READ MORE
Fullerton Fiber Event