Newsletter – Issue 146

Apr 21, 2022 | Newsletter

Welcome to the April 2022 Fibre Optic Industry Association Newsletter.

As usual, we welcome New Members:

Live Tele-Optics Enterprises ltd. (Trinidad, WI)  – Overseas Corporate

Digital Telecoms Network Academy  –  Corporate

FWD-IP Ltd. – Corporate

Mr Darren Weavers – Personal

The FIA Summer Seminar takes place this year on Thursday 16th & Friday 17th June.

The Venue:  Whittlebury Hall, Nr. Towcester, Northants NN12 8QH

We are pleased to announce the following list of provisional Speakers & topics:

Nokia – ‘PON’S – Passive Optical Networks’ – speaker tbc

Facebook – ‘title tbc’  – Asha Fernando

C&G – ‘C&G 3668 – latest news & ECS card implications’  – speaker tbc

Infrastructure Services Group Ltd. – ‘Exploits of fibre networks in Africa’  – Colin Brown

All Sponsorship packages  & Table-top details can be found at:  : https://www.fia-online.co.uk/summer-seminar-2022/

We are delighted that Mills Ltd will be our Bar Sponsor this year.

Mills Ltd Logo

A reminder of the Summer Seminar marketing opportunities:

Main event Sponsorship £2,000 + vat.

Benefits to include:

  • Banner at the front of the Seminar Room on both days
  • Logo on slides
  • Exhibition Table-top in main Seminar room (half-day on 10th and half-day on 11th June)
  • Company logo on event web page
  • 5 minute slot at Seminar on Day 1 to introduce the company and provide details of the exhibits
  • 2 foc delegate Seminar & Dinner places
  • Follow up Sponsors message (100 words) in the next Newsletter after the event
Dinner Sponsor £1,500 + vat
  • Banner and /or Pop Up in the Dining Room on the evening of the Dinner
  • Gift on table for Delegates (provided by Sponsor)
  • Exhibition Table-top in main Seminar room (half-day on 10th and half-day on 11th June)
  • Company logo on event web page
  • 5 minute slot at Seminar on Day 1 to introduce the company and provide details of the exhibits
  • 2 foc delegate Seminar & Dinner places
  • Follow up Sponsors message (50 words) in the next Newsletter after the event
Exhibitor Table-top Sponsor £575 + vat for members & £800 + vat for Non-members.

Benefits to include:

  • Exhibition Table-top in main Seminar room (half-day on 10th and half-day on 11th June)
  • Company logo on event web page
  • 5 minute slot during Seminar programme to introduce the company and provide details of the exhibits

City and Guilds 3668 – Setting the new standard for Technical Qualifications in  the Fibre Optic industry – Chris Atkin, FIA TQC

We are delighted to announce that following many months of hard work, City and Guilds have published the updated and revised set of level 2 qualifications. Furthermore, after widespread industry consultation, City and Guilds have also launched a comprehensive suite of level 3 qualifications.

In launching these qualifications, great care has been taken to ensure that there is a series of progression routes and crucially, that the qualifications can form all or part of a modern-day apprenticeship programme. In addition, the 3668 level 3 qualifications, have been recognised by ECS. The City and Guilds 3668 level 2 and level 3 programme is an opportunity for those to develop their knowledge and skills in both fibre optics, and in the data cabling sectors. I am personally very proud to be part of the team who helped to develop the new City and Guilds 3668 qualifications and is my belief that this will increase the skillset our economy needs.

City & Guilds is a global leader in skills development, providing services to training providers, employers, and trainees across a variety of sectors to meet the needs of today’s workplace. Additionally, City & Guilds is the premier awarding body in qualifications and skills development in the construction and built environment sectors.

Current FIA Accredited Installers

  • ABM ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING LTD.
  • BIRCH TECHNICAL SERVICES LTD.
  • BREXONS LTD.
  • CIS SERVICES LTD.
  • COMPUTER-LINKS LTD.
  • DATANET SOLUTIONS LTD.
  • FES LTD.
  • GCL LTD.
  • INFINET DATACOMS LTD.
  • ITM COMMUNICATIONS LTD.
  • LYNX NETWORKS plc.
  • MITECH CONSULTANTS LTD.
  • NETWORX3 GROUP LTD.
  • OPEN NETWORK ASSOCIATES LIMITED.
  • PR POWER INSTALLATIONS LTD.
  • RAMPTEX LTD.
  • REMARK GROUP.
  • SPLICE GROUP EUROPE LTD.

For full details of all of the FIA AIS Accredited Installers, click here