Projects

SuperNet - An initiative by the Government of Alberta

Project Objective:

 

To establish an open, high-speed, fiber-based network connection between
every community and public-sector facility in Alberta, specifically:

  • Hospitals
  • Libraries
  • Government of Alberta Facilities
  • Schools

Project Scopes:

There were two types of projects in developing the SuperNet project.

  1. Base Build (Base Area Network BAN)
  2. Extended Area Network (Extended Area Network EAN)


The Extended Area Network connected about 400 rural communities while the Base Area Network connected about 8 larger urban areas such as Edmonton to Fort McMurray.

Project Details:

The government of Alberta awarded Bell Canada the BAN portion of the build, and Axia SuperNet the EAN portion of the build. While Bell Canada decided to tender the fiber optic cable installation between the major centers to various contractors through an EF&I (engineer, furnish and install) build , Axia broke the province into nine (9) district zones, and awarded the fiber optic cable installation between various municipalities within each zone to a different contractor.

PCI was originally awarded the OSP materials contract by Axia SuperNet for just the EAN portion of the SuperNet build, and eventually was also given the OSP materials contract by Bell Canada for the BAN portion of the build.

PCI Solutions:

In order to facilitate the ordering process, PCI developed a web-based portal through which each contractor ordered their materials. This portal also gave access to the three arms of the build (Government, Bell Canada and Axia), to view which materials were being installed and where.

PCI Involvement:

PCI took on the initiative of developing an Installation Manual that outlined the various procedures related to the project. Once approved by the three entities involved, the Manual served as a reference for standardizing every aspect of the installations. Contractors were required to sign off on the conditions set forth in the Manual prior to commencing any work.

 
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  • Channel
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  • General Cable
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  • Greenlee
  • Intercable
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  • M.M. Newman
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  • PRIORITY-ELECTRONICS
  • PRO-MARK
  • PRYSMIAN
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  • REED
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  • RIPLEY
  • R-M
  • SENIOR-INDUSTRIES
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  • STRONGWELL
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  • PREFORMED-LINE-PRODUCTS
  • PRIORITY-ELECTRONICS
  • PRO-MARK
  • PRYSMIAN
  • PRYSMIAN-GROUP
  • REED
  • REEF-INDUSTRIES
  • RIPLEY
  • R-M
  • SENIOR-INDUSTRIES
  • SHERMAN-REILLY
  • STRONGWELL
  • SUPERIOR-ESSEX
  • TE--CONNECTIVITY
  • THOMAS-BETTS
  • TII-NETWORK-TECHNOLOGIES
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  • WILLIAM-FRICK
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