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Fibre Broadband Enquiry

Broadband Cabinet Solutions

Are you unsure what enclosures you need for your fibre broadband rollout projects? Contact our team today via our quick enquiry form below to discuss your FTTH, FTTP enclosure requirements.


Is your fibre broadband fast enough?

Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK)

Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) is part of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. The BDUK is delivering superfast-broadband and local full fibre networks to the nation.

To provide the fastest and most reliable broadband available the Government has invested £200m to fund locally-led projects across the UK to leverage local and commercial investment to deliver more fibre connections helping to:-

  • Provide superfast broadband coverage to 95% of the UK.
  • Provide access to basic broadband (2Mbps)
  • Stimulate private investment in full fibre connections by 2021
  • Superfast Broadband Programme
  • Aim to provide superfast broadband (speeds of 24Mbps or more) for at least 95% of UK premises and universal access to basic broadband (speeds of at least 2Mbps)

Broadband Cabinet Solutions

Benefits of Broadband

By improving broadband connectivity will in turn help to improve engagement and cope with the long-term demand for the internet.   Faster broadband will help to improve user usage and functionality for businesses, schools and homes for example uploading files quicker, using social media, stream movies, play games uninterrupted, keeping in touch with family via Skype or business conference calls through to quicker and improved  online shopping experiences.

Broadband Cabinets

As broadband / fibre optic cable continues to play a major role in the expansion of communications network capacity and the governments’ investment delivering superfast broadband. Rainford has designed and manufactured a range of outdoor fibre optic cabinets which are the perfect solution for broadband deployment.  The broadband cabinets provides network installers, ISPs, OEMs and rural broadband communities’ innovative cable housing solutions, which helps to deliver an end-to-end full fibre optic connection for both business and home users.

Vanguard Outdoor Electrical Enclosures, Outdoor Cabinet, Cabinets,

Fibre Cabinet Connections

There are generally two different types of fibre optic broadband connections referred to as FTTC (Fibre-to-the-Cabinet) and FTTH (Fibre-to-the-Home).  Fibre optic cables are used to help increase the speed of broadband connections for both home users and business users.

FTTC (Fibre-to-the-Cabinet)

FTTC (Fibre-to-the-Cabinet) is also known as Fibre-to-the-Kerb, involves running a fibre optic cable from a telephone exchange to an outdoor fibre cabinet which is then connected to a standard phone line to provide broadband to home or business users.

FTTH / FTTP (Fibre-to-the-Home)

FTTH (Fibre-to-the-Home) is also known as FTTP (Fibre-to-the-Premises), involves running a fibre optic cable the full distance from a telephone exchange right to the home or premises delivering an end-to-end full fibre optic connection.

Rainford FTTC, FTTH / FTTP outdoor cabinets provide ingress protection and are available in single bay, double bay or triple bay with end pods for housing power distribution equipment with optional door alarm kits for additional security.  The outdoor cabinets are supported by a robust thermal management system; further benefits include significant energy conservation with intelligent speed control in the cooling system providing extended life of the components and minimized environmental impact.

Rural Broadband Deployment

Rainford Solutions has supplied Broadband 4 Rural North (B4RN) with custom designed FTTH (Fibre-to-the-Home) outdoor cabinets for their super-fast broadband.  Please watch this short video below which features the B4RN Team and Rainford FTTH outdoor cabinets in action!


Rainford receives PADS approval from Network Rail

Temperature Controlled Location Case (PA05/06865)

Rainford is pleased to announce that they have received PADS approval from Network Rail for their Temperature Controlled Location Case (PA05/06865). 
The temperature controlled location case (TCL) uses a forced air, active cooling system above 22oC to maintain a suitable working environment for signalling and telecommunications equipment.  The TCL can house both BRS SM440/867 frame work and standard 19 inch racking, allowing the installation of new and legacy equipment.
The TCL can remove the need for REBs and associated services in locations where an REB cannot be justified. 
The Rainford rail team are delighted that they can offer Network Rail PADS approved temperature controlled cases to their customers which is a welcome addition to their innovative rail product portfolio.

Over 30 Years of Expertise

Established in 1982, Rainford Solutions is a world-class UK based Designer, Manufacturer and Integrator of high quality electronic enclosure protection solutions for both indoor and outdoor environments.

Rainford Solutions Rail Division caters for the wide and varied specialised engineering requirements of the Rail Industry.  Network Rail PADS approved temperature controlled location cases are manufactured from a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility located in Rainford, St Helens.

Supported by an in-house design team with over 30 years’ experience committed to providing cost-effective solutions to their clients’, extensive experience has provided Rainford with an enviable reputation, enabling them to meet the advancing needs of the railway industry and other market sectors in which they operate in.

World-Class Rail Solutions

Rainford Rail is committed to many industry standards and certification schemes to meet and exceed the quality assurance expectations of clients’ to meet their project requirements.

Rainford are a registered supplier of the RISQS (Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme) and are members of the Rail Alliance, and for quality management processes they operate to ISO 9001 standards.

Rainford offers industry certification for all of their products if required including PADS approval, Seismic, IP ratings, EMC, shock and vibration, electrical safety and environmental and corrosion resistance testing.

  • Please contact our rail team today for further details on Network Rail PADS approved Temperature Controlled Location Cases (TCL)                                                    (e) rail@rainfordsolutions.com (t) +44 (0) 1744 889 886

This Months Featured Product: Seismic Zone 4 Cabinets

Vanquish® S-Series Seismic Cabinets

Seismic Cabinet Key Features & Benefits:

  • NEBS Zone 4 Certified
  • Standard height: 47U
  • Width: 600mm
  • Depth: 300mm, 600mm, 800mm, 1000mm
  • Other sizes available upon request
  • 19” and ETSI standard
  • Fully welded steel construction
  • Robust cabinet
  • Physical protection for housed equipment
  • Suitable for extreme load conditions
  • Designed and manufactured in the UK under ISO 9001
  • Supplied fully assembled

Industry Standards:

  • NEBS Telcordia GR-63-CORE
  • Designed and manufactured in the UK under ISO 9001

Seismic Cabinet Size Range:

Seismic Cabinet Sizes Height Width mm Depth mm
Vanquish® S-Series Seismic Rack 47U 600 300
Vanquish® S-Series Seismic Cabinet 47U 600 600
Vanquish® S-Series Seismic Cabinet 47U 600 800
Vanquish® S-Series Seismic Cabinet 47U 600 1000

Seismic Testing:

Testing is in accordance with NEBS specification GR-63-CORE for Zone 4 and European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) EN 300 019-2-3 v2.4.1 Environmental Conditions and Environmental Tests for Telecommunications Equipment; Part 2-3: Tested with 500kg of equipment installed.

Seismic Cabinet Testing Video:

Please watch the below Seismic Cabinet Testing Video carried out at the University of Bristol to the requirements of    GR-63-CORE Zone 4 standard.  

Seismic Cabinet Applications:

  • Telecommunications
  • Data Centres
  • Communication Facilities
  • Factories
  • Airports
  • Power Stations
  • Construction Areas
  • Shipping Facilities
  • Warehouses
  • Processing Plants
  • Railroads
  • Military Installations and many more applications…

Seismic Cabinet Product Overview:

World-Class electrical enclosure specialists, Rainford Solutions has provided enclosures to the telecommunications market for over 30 years, the team have now also developed an innovative range of seismic zone 4 cabinets.  The new range of Vanquish® S-Series seismic cabinets and seismic racks are designed for deployment in communication facilities including computer rooms, warehouse and equipment rooms that are located in high active seismic areas and protect housed network, electronic and telephone equipment. 

Seismic cabinets / earthquake proof cabinets provide a safe and secure environment for sensitive equipment in zone 4 areas where earthquakes can put systems at risk without any prior warning.  The Rainford range of seismic zone 4 cabinets will perform and ensure the integrity of their clients’ housed equipment.      Areas of high seismic activity prone to earthquakes include: Japan, Nepal, India, Ecuador, Philippines, Pakistan, El Salvador, Mexico, Turkey, Indonesia, Thailand, Italy, Portugal and Greece.  The range of seismic zone 4 cabinets designed and manufactured by Rainford are designed to GR-63-CORE Zone 4 standard to accommodate the applicable seismic zone requirements.


Christmas and New Year Opening Times

Holiday Hours

It’s fast-approaching Christmas once again!

Our opening hours over the festive period are as follows:-

  • Friday 22nd December 17 Open: 8.30am – 3.30pm

  • Monday 25th December 17 (Christmas Day) Closed.

  • Tuesday 26th December 17 (Boxing Day) Closed.

  • Wednesday 27th December 17 Closed.

  • Thursday 28th December 17 Closed.

  • Friday 29th December 17 Closed.

  • Monday 1st January 18 (New Year’s Day) Closed.

  • Tuesday 2nd January 18 Open: 8.30am – 4.45pm

* We’re aware that our opening times for the Christmas & New Year period may affect orders and deliveries.

If you have any queries around this time then please don’t hesitate to contact us now on +44 (0) 1744 889 886 

  • Get in touch if you would like to discuss your enclosure requirements today…