Since its start up in 2002, i3 has invested more than USD 200 million in the development of innovative fibre network products and deployment techniques. Satisfying users’ requirements for open access to high bandwidth in buildings, schools, medical centres, businesses and into the home means using fibre optic cable. Optical cable provides the future-proof capacity and connectivity that accommodate emerging and user demanded applications. A fibre network built using i3’s patented technology and proven “no dig” techniques is 60 to 75% more rapidly deployable and thus becomes instantly affordable to end-users.
Hitherto “traditional” build and delivery processes for cable networks have simply not been cost-effective, resulting in a meagre industry average penetration rate of 10-15%. The “hidden” economic costs associated with traditionally traffic and business- disruptive deployment has, until now, added a further 60% to the true economic cost of traditional projects. The time hitherto required to lay optic cable had adversely affected investor returns to the extent that existing CAPEX models have inhibited timely, return-based, market growth. i3’s proven approach makes cost effective use of existing “in the ground” infrastructure assets. Our innovative technology, expertise and “know-how” have been applied and proven in the UK, Australia, USA, Europe, the Middle East and South Africa.
i3’s proprietary R&D output continuously develops and furthers its technologies e.g. Atlantis (which makes use of potable water pipes) and ATM, a unique approach to micro-trenching. This suite of proven technologies enables an overall cost reduction in the rolling out of fibre networks of up to 70%.
i3 is the world’s leading “IP, technology and method” company for the deployment of fibre optic cable. Together with our licensed industrial partners and proven financial associates we build networks and Fibrecities worldwide. Our unique business model and supporting platform readily attract investment thus allowing more homes and communities to be connected to true fibre optic broadband. Our proprietary systems and processes allow any community to benefit from using its existing infrastructure assets to cost-effectively achieve almost limitless bandwidth and ultra-high speeds.
i3 is the world’s leading technology company in fibre cable deployment methodology. i3's innovative technologies and methodologies allow the cost of building fibre networks to be reduced by up to 70%. Equally important is the reduction in road digging, a high traffic disruptive approach, which our unique system drastically reduces by over 60%. Find out more