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COMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE


The New Zealand telecommunications infrastructure covers the networks that carry our voice and data between users across the country, and our connections with the rest of the world, impacting our livability and productivity. Telecommunications are more central to our lives at home and work than they ever have been before, so it has been Abseil Access's privilege over the past 30 years to support our telecoms evolution.

Some fun facts from the history of the telecoms sector include the first telegraph in New Zealand opening between the port of Lyttelton and Christchurch on 16 June 1862, and the first overseas telegraph cable between Australia and New Zealand began operation on 21 February 1876.

Our telecommunications infrastructure is constantly evolving as new 5G and converged infrastructure capabilities emerge, enabling the use of cutting-edge technologies. The Abseil Access team are looking forward to continuing their support of the sector's development. Some of our specialist services to the sector include:



COMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES

RADIO MASTS

Radio masts and towers are tall structures that support antennas for telecommunications and broadcasting. There are two main types: guyed and self-supporting structures and Abseil Access and its team have a wealth of experience supporting the ongoing maintenance, upgrade, and inspection of these structures. Interestingly the highest mast in NZ was in Titahi Bay which at time of construction was the highest structure in the Southern Hemisphere. Some of our services on masts and towers include:



  • Specialist Access, Helicopter, and Rope Access
  • Mast Explosives and Decommissioning
  • Radio Mast Erection and Construction
  • Lightning Rod Installation
  • Bolt Torque Checks and Replacement
  • Maintenance and Repairs
  • Post Event Inspection Services
  • Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)
  • UAV Inspection and Assessment

CELLULAR TOWERS

Cell towers or cell sites, are where electric communications equipment and antennae are mounted, allowing the surrounding area to use wireless communication devices like mobile telephones. As our communications reliance increases it has become ever more critical that preventative maintenance regimes and reactive repairs are completed in a timely manner. Some of our services include:



  • Specialist Access and Rope Access
  • Lightning Rod Installation
  • Bolt Torque Checks and Replacement
  • Coating & Structural Inspection
  • Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)
  • Electrical Equipment installation
  • Rigging and Steel Erection
  • Structure and Equipment Maintenance
  • UAV Inspection and Assessment

RADAR DOMES

Radar domes play a critical part in New Zealand’s aviation infrastructure and weather reporting. Abseil Access has been a key part in the ongoing maintenance of these radar domes since 1996 including projects on radars at Hawkins Hill, Balance, Ohaakea, Mt Robertson, Cass Peak and Hokitika rain.

Radar dome structures are not designed for ease of access which is why Abseil Access have been consistently engaged to complete these works using specialist access and rope access on an annual basis. Some of our specialist services on radar infrastructures include:



  • Specialist Access, Helicopter, and Rope Access
  • Lightning Rod Installation
  • GRP Panel Replacement
  • Bolt Torque Checks and Replacement
  • Coating & Structural Inspection
  • Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)
  • UAV Inspection and Assessment
  • Industrial Cleaning
  • Full Paint and Blasting Services