GRA Networks offer infrastructure contracting services on a design and construct basis in the transport, telecommunications, utility and energy sectors, providing cost-effective solutions to complex problems.
GRA Networks has proven experience in the delivery of the most exacting project solutions across a diverse range of service sectors.
Our in-house capabilities, our scale and our supply chain partnerships have allowed GRA Networks to deliver complex projects that make a positive difference to our clients, across the private and public sectors that we serve.
GRA Networks were selected by global telecoms and software giant LCC in March 2015, as a result of their compelling offering to provide a fully project managed service, creating a delivery solution for the modification of the existing single radio access network at 80No locations, many of which included an upgrade to 4G technology.
LCC, who were engaged on behalf of Vodafone Ireland, engaged with GRA Networks as a result of their impressive offering, which provided a fully costed, efficient end-to-end hand-back solution and included a meticulous programme of works, incorporating concurrent multi-site working and complete adherence to the challenges of working ‘live’ in a fully operational network.
The core objective being to modify and renew the single radio access network and upgrade the equipment to provide 4G capability, without impacting the operational running and integrity of the communication network during the works.
This project formed part of Vodafone’s DARWIN upgrade project to provide upgraded 4G network capabilities to 26 countries throughout the world.
GRA Networks were selected by global telecoms and software giant Huawei in June 2013, as a result of their compelling offering to provide a fully project managed telecoms service, creating a delivery solution for the installation of new telecoms equipment throughout Victoria.
The initial engagement by Huawei – who are the largest telecommunications manufacturer in the world, employing 170,000 people – was for the Apollo Project on behalf of Optus, one of the largest telecommunications providers in Australia.
This Apollo Project involved the upgrade of 3G and 4G sites in Victoria. The work involved the installation of 3G and 4G RRU’s on towers and structures in addition to the upgrade the existing BTS equipment in the shelters. To date GRA Networks have completed upgrades to over 550 sites under the Apollo Project.
Since then, as a result of their impressive offering – which provided an efficient end-to-end solution – GRA Networks have been engaged on a number of other frameworks with Huawei and to date have completed work on over 1,500 sites in both Victoria and Tasmania.
Building on this success, GRA Networks have recently been awarded a number of Greenfield Projects. Typical greenfield sites involve the construction of new telecoms compound and Installation of a new monopole and foundations, Installation and connection of new power supply, Installation and fit-out of a new telecoms cabin; Installation of a new headframe and associated telecoms equipment including Installation of 10/12 port antenna systems, RRU’s, TMA’s, Feeder’s and Trunk Fibre’s. GRA Networks are also responsible for the commissioning and integration of the sites on completion.
GRA are also working with Huawei on the IBC rollout programme and have been appointed to carry out design surveys as part of this programme.