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……..Bridging the optical divide………. Industry Summary Over 80% of commercial buildings are within 80 metres of a fibre optic backbone Yet less than 5%

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1 ……..Bridging the optical divide………

2 Industry Summary Over 80% of commercial buildings are within 80 metres of a fibre optic backbone Yet less than 5% of them are connected

3 Industry Summary Conventional methods of last mile deployment are uneconomical and extremely slow Extensive & substantial markets still to be exploited due to prohibitive deployment costs

4 How does Lite Access solve the digital divide? Focusing on Trenchless slot cut technologies, LAT will enable the execution of applications and business models that are cost effective and timely. Depending on MicroDuct configuration and strand count requirement, LAT's MicroDuct is laid directly into a slot cut into existing infrastructure.

5 How does Lite Access solve the digital divide? Depth of deployment may vary depending on pre-defined municipal standards. However a recommendation of no less than 6 depth of cover in hard deployments, and no less than 8 depth of cover in soft infrastructure, has proven typical. Telco approved access chambers are then either installed along a designed route or the network can be engineered to incorporate existing handholes and/or manholes thus allowing for network interfaces and/or breakouts for new network connections.

6 How does Lite Access solve the digital divide? For in-building requirements, LATs suite of plenum rated products can be connected at demarcation sites including Server and Telco rooms creating a continuous point to point network whereby no fibre splicing is necessary. Once installation and reinstatement is complete, up to 72 strands of Industry compliant fibre can be blown from end to end in a matter of minutes.

7 Fibre Options Single mode 2-72 core Industry compliant fibre - most commonly used for metro fibre networks. Multimode - up to 72 core Industry compliant fibre - for shorter point-to-point connections whereby distance/bandwidth restrictions apply. Both Single and Multimode can be deployed together.

8 Network Architecture MicroDuct Networks can be deployed in a ring configuration providing resilience. Point-to-Point connectivity can also be accommodated providing either redundancy for existing communication needs or as a dedicated network for high speed requirements. MicroDuct networks have no distance limitations. Polyethylene tubes can be connected using specially designed connectors providing water and air tight connections. Using mid-point blow sites, fibre can then be blown entire distances eliminating any issues associated with splicing, i.e. attenuation loss.

9 Network Breakout and Building Connection Traditional, non-proprietary access chambers are installed at regular intervals during construction. Chambers can be used for mid-point blow sites, accommodate LAT tube distribution closures or for future breakout locations. LATs internal distribution chambers can be used to connect MicroDuct to internal plenum rated products for in-building requirements. Using specially designed connectors, fibre can then be blown from end to end without the need for splicing.

10 Network Interfacing Industry standard interfacing to core/backbone networks and traditional ducted deployments using Industry standard interface kits. LATs fibre solution has been designed to integrate easily with any and all types of technology. LAT's "MicroDuct" solution is future-proof - additional fibre can be "blown" at any time enabling our clients to have complete control of future growth demands.

11 Traditional Lite Access Disruptive Slow to deploy Unsightly Cost prohibitive Non disruptive Fast to deploy Discreet Cost effective

12 TraditionalLite Access DisruptiveNon Disruptive

13 TraditionalLite Access SlowFast

14 TraditionalLite Access UnsightlyDiscreet

15 Speed of Deployment Lite Access MicroDuct deployments are typically 4 to 6 times faster than traditional trenched methods

16 Cost of Deployment Trenchless saw cut deployments offer substantial savings over traditional trenched methods

17 What is the Ultimate Last Mile Solution?

18 Technique Slot Cut into roadway, sidewalk or greenbelt


20 Technique 65 hp Concrete Slab Saw – specially designed blade

21 Technique ½ blade – 3/36 MicroDuct deployment ¾ blade – 3/96 MicroDuct deployment

22 Technique Soft Infrastructure – Ditch Witch Vibratory plow designed for the installation of power, telephone and television cable up to 1 ½ in diameter, natural gas, water pipe and underground sprinkler systems up to ¾ in diameter.

23 Technology 3/36 MicroDuct 700 meter drum Approx. 145Kg 850mm diameter x 500 mm wide 3/96 MicroDuct 600 meter drum Approx 180Kg 1040mm diameter x 630mm wide Multiple Configurations Available 2/144, Single Tube, Aerial, Multi- tube, etc.

24 TechniqueMicroDuct insertion using blown fibre 36 strand SM fibre ½ slot 6 – 8 depth (typical)

25 TechniqueMicroDuct insertion using blown fibre 96 strand SM fibre ¾ slot 6 – 8 depth (typical)

26 TechniqueMicroDuct insertion using blown fibre 144 strand SM fibre ¾ slot 6 – 8 depth (typical)

27 TechniqueMicroDuct insertion

28 Technology Lite Access distribution chambers- internal and external applications

29 Technology Access chambers - routing, splicing and blowing

30 TechniqueMicroDuct insertion


32 Technique Reinstatement – Municipal standards

33 Technique Reinstatement and Clean up

34 Technology Fiber Optics ISO9001: 2000 Manufacturing ISO – Environmental Management RUS US Military / Dept. of Defense British Safety Council 5 Star BAE Innovation Award – Royal Navy Department of Transportation and Highways -BC CEI/IEC International Standard for Outdoor Cables IEC E3 Crush Plate (450N for buried products) MHT 381 (LFH, DI, DB, LFR, DBR, DBT) IEC E11 Flexibility TIAIEIA-598A Optical fibre Cable Color Coding Corning Fibre Standards – MHT1200, MHT1400, MHT1401D PCT: Communications Ducting System, Cable and Method of Laying Same

35 Technology Fiber Optics Specially designed fibre products designed to work in conjunction with LATs MicroDuct. Installation using compressed air guarantees the greatest achievable blowing distance.

36 Technology Blowing Equipment Breeze Machine Pan Guide Fibre Plates Fibre Tyre Blowing Head Wheel Fibre Beads

37 Technology Blowing Equipment 10 bar (150lbs) Compressor 110v power supply

38 Technique Reinstatement to exact Municipal standards

39 Summary of Benefits It is extremely fast to deploy – up to 5 times faster than traditional ducted methods It is non-intrusive / non-disruptive – ideal for inner city or campus locations It is very flexible – ring or point to point and perfect for carrier tail circuits It is substantially lower cost – generally less than half the cost of traditional methods

40 Able Contract Management Partners Design, Construction & Technology

41 Clients

42 Diverse Applications Historic, Government, Security – Border Initiatives, Redundancy, Backbones……

43 Lite Access Technologies Summary of Benefits Completely air and water tight network Future Proof additional fibre can be added at anytime or replaced due to technology advancements Fibre can be blown end to end without the need to splice Seamless integration to existing telecom infrastructure Seamless integration between internal and external applications Certified contractors and/or training packages available Multiple configurations of MicroDuct available Corning SMF fibre Continued product / technology evolution

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