Total Network Solutions were engaged by Teligence, a global organisation offering installation and commissioning services for next generation equipment. The task involved the nationwide implementation of WDM technology for Virgin Media.

TNS were selected because of their technical understanding and delivery of similar WDM projects in the past. Wave Division Multiplexing (WDM) is a complex subject that requires precise skill and expertise.

Teligence and Virgin engaged TNS to carry out a five phase rollout across two regions in the Midlands and South West, installing and commissioning over 350 nodes on the network.


Phase 1 site surveys​

Phase 2 delivery acceptance and pre staging Transmode equipment

Phase 3 Installation of network nodes on Virgin Media, and EE sites

Phase 4 Commissioning and testing of WDM network

Phase 5 Network integration and handover

TNS deployed a team of 3 engineers to Peterborough to start the pre-build phase, whilst 7 engineers installed the optical WDM equipment after carrying out diligent checks.

The commissioning included the building of multiple optical rings this needed to be balanced correctly to allow for future network growth.

Senior managers from Virgin Media and Teligence were delighted with the professionalism displayed by TNS and the support given throughout all stages of the project.