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Anglian Water Selects Team Simoco to Manage Microwave Radio Network

Radio communications specialist takes on design, build and management of major utilities microwave radio network in the East of England
19 August, 2010 – Team Simoco; a member of the Team Telecom Group, has been awarded the contract to complete the design and build of the microwave network for Anglian Water – geographically, the largest provider of water and wastewater treatment in England and Wales.

Comprising of more than 100 links, the network spans over 12 counties, stemming from North Lincolnshire to Essex and across to Bedford and Northampton, and is a shared infrastructure solution designed to support Anglian Water’s strategic business and operational communication needs. Anglian Water had already designed and installed a large part of their network, but looked for external support from Team Simoco to complete the design and build.

Team Simoco has worked closely with Anglian Water to ensure all elements of the turnkey solution, including both civil engineering and network design, are implemented in accordance with Anglian Water’s specific operational and technical requirements.

An installation worker climbing the 15m monopole at Anglian Water’s microwave radio site at Corby in the UK

As part of the contract Team Simoco also introduced Indigo Telecom; a fellow member of the Team Telecom Group, to undertake remote management and support of the network. Through its Network Operation Centre (NOC), Indigo ensure that Anglian Water retains a continued level of service, 24/7, 365 days of the year.

Sally Tyler, Infrastructure Project Manager at Anglian Water, says: “The microwave radio network plays a vital role in ensuring we have secure and reliable communications across our sites throughout the East of England. Team Simoco were chosen to help us finish the design & build.  We are now close to completing the build of the network, which will provide a solution that meets the future needs of our business.”

Anglian Water provides water and wastewater services to more than six million domestic and commercial customers, representing nearly 20% of the area in England and Wales. On a daily basis, the company supplies approximately 1.1 billion litres of drinking water and is responsible for 1,250 water and wastewater treatment works and 81,000 kilometres of pipeline. 

Ian Carr, Team Simoco’s Chief Executive, says: “The contract with Anglian Water demonstrates Team Simoco’s strength in providing bespoke solutions to customers, using our expertise in radio techonology to create an offering that truly meets the business challenges faced.”


A 30m monopole installed by Team Simoco at Anglian Water’s microwave radio site at Lincoln Canwick


Workers continue the installation of a 35m tower for the microwave radio network at Anglian Water’s sewerage treatment works at Colchester

About Team Simoco
Team Simoco is one of the World’s leading radio communications specialists, providing cutting edge Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) and Private Mobile Radio (PMR) products and services to organisations around the globe. 

Based in Derby, UK, Team Simoco develops radio solutions such as PMR, TETRA and DMR and works with market leading technologies such as Bluetooth, WiFi, VoiP and DSPs.  The company also runs a world-renowned service centre from its offices in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, which repairs equipment from current and previous generations of mobile radio.

Team Simoco operates in a growing range of markets around the World, including emergency services, military, public sector, utilities and transport across the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America and the Far East.