Cable Pits with Steel Lids from ACO Polycrete

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ACO's 'last inch' contribution to Amcom's Perth network

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As part of Western Australia's expanding fibre optic network, Amcom Telecommunications Ltd (Amcom) continues to use ACO's cable pits as part of the provision of its broadband, telephony, fibre and colocation services to consumers and business customers. The core of Amcom's rollout structure is a state of the art, multi-service network, comprising a high-quality fibre optic backbone of high speed metropolitan area groups. These are located in Australia's main, central and western cities.

In what is known as a series of 'last inch' rollouts in Perth, ACO CABLEMATE® Type 5 and Type 8 (polymer concrete & plastic body) cable pits with steel lids were used along the route. Dependent on their location, these pits provided a secure enclosure for protecting the carrier's cable drawing and jointing function and in some cases helped to preserve the cable manufacturer's minimum radii for both storage and route directional changes.

'...these pits provided a secure enclosure for protecting the carrier's cable drawing and jointing function...'

ACO's steel PowerLok® lids were equipped with Amcom's padlocks, ensuring a high level of security for the continuity of its services to its many Perth based customers. To ensure optimum safety and convenience for Amcom's maintenance crews, the PowerLok® lid, unlike typical industry equivalents, does not contain a protruding locking bar spanning across the space of the pit. Instead, its locking mechanism is compact and kept high, well above the cables. The lid's access hatches are spring loaded and can now display the carrier's logo for quick identification.