Overhead Cabling

Installation & Surveying

Total Network Solutions are experienced in working on the external overhead networks, providing installation of overhead cabling and termination of cabling and ancillaries throughout the United Kingdom. Our teams are fully equipped for the task all our trained operatives that have completed the full range of courses including Openreach accreditation's, and vocational training like new road and street works, (NRSWA), fibre jointing and testing, energy and utilities skills register (EUSR) telecoms, and many others.

Why use TNS 

By using TNS for your overhead cabling you will be using our in house experienced operatives, our overhead cabling teams have experience on working Openreach network for various providers. We have processes and procedures in place as well a robust health and safety system, we use electronic documentation that is updated live in the field this allows for quicker reporting and billing but also for reporting issues which allows the back office staff to liaise with the client.

External Overhead Surveying

We are experienced in overhead cabling but we can also carryout overhead route surveying and produce reports to the clients specification this information can also be transfered to a GIS platform allowing a visual representation these can be exported to various formats including KMZ, KML, CAD and shape files.

There is a process and procedures to follow before commencing with a route survey which TNS are fully conversant with, and TNS have developed a number of reports to capture the correct information that is required as part of the documentation process, we have worked with communication providers to aide them with delivery of their proposals from the proof of concept to network delivery. 

Overhead Light Cable Installation 

TNS have experience with overhead cabling and have a wealth of experience working on many service providers networks including the Openreach network working through via their Tier 1 & 2 providers and still do, so we understand the quality requirements for installation and the challenges that are out there on the various networks.


We have the knowledge and experience of both access and spine networks. and are fully equipped with our own splicing machines, OTDR's, cable blowing machines and compressors.

We have experience in fibre network delivery for various disciplines these include:

  • Ultra Lightweight Cabling

  • Blown Fibre Tubing

  • Blown Fibre bundles

  • Overhead Passive Optical Networks (PON)

  • Fibre Access Terminals 

  • Fibre Jointing, spine and access network

  • Overhead Fibre Drop Cables

  • Customer Splice Points

  • Last mile installation

  • Customer installation

  • OTDR Testing

  • Quality Audit Checks


So as you can see TNS are well equipped and experienced in network delivery not just on openreach network but many others, all staff are trained and hold vocational qualifications like NRSWA, fibre jointing and testing, EUSR Telecoms safety cards etc, and are accredited for Openreach network.

If you would like to discuss underground cabling services then please call 01782 914001 or contact us via the contact us page or drop us an email info@tnscomms.co.uk