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Walking Under Gas Pipes

In-Pipe Fibre Optics for Communications & Sensing


For Home-Drops or Point-to-Point connections

CRALEY Fibre Home-Drop

CRALEY Fibre™ Home-Drop kits use the property’s
pre-existing water supply pipe as a conduit for the simple and direct deployment of a 4 fibre unit (4FU) drop cable.


The water pipe has a direct and un-interrupted route from the property boundary to the premises, making it ideal to use as a conduit for installing CRALEY's patented
Home-Drop solution.

Often, the layout of every property is very different, creating an additional challenge for fibre broadband providers in that each property becomes a separate project in itself.

One of the key benefits of the CRALEY Fibre Home-Drop kit is that each installation is the same, regardless of the layout of the property or what obstacles there may be if traditional techniques were used; ornate driveways, other utility services, tree roots etc. This makes the Home-Drop process repeatable and ensuring a faster, less disruptive and more cost-effective connection (and without the risk of striking other services).

Another key benefit is the longer the connection distance, the more cost-effective a CRALEY Fibre Home-Drop becomes, compared to using traditional techniques. The per metre cost and time taken of traditional techniques increases linearly with distance, whereas with CRALEY's Home-Drop kit, the cost of extra distance is relatively insignificant.

CRALEY Fibre™ Home-Drop kits are a trenchless method that minimises the challenges experienced with traditional, civils-based installation techniques.

The trenchless technique

There are many challenges faced when using traditional home-drop installation techniques
and the CRALEY M-series avoids them all.

  • Decorative paving

  • Coloured tarmac

  • Landscaped gardens

  • Long concrete driveways

  • Resin driveways

  • Steps and tiers

  • Mature tree roots

  • Water features

  • Raised beds 

  • Tiered ground

  • Mature shrubs and hedges

  • Other utility connections

CRALEY Home-Drop customer / contractor benefits

  • Quick trenchless installation

  • More cost effective over longer distances 

  • Rapid installation with minimal work-force 

  • Easement and right-of-way issues are avoided

  • Minimal disruption to the property owner

  • No heavy machinery required

  • Avoids obstructions both above and below ground

  • No surface scarring

A full installation requires training by a qualified technician and correctly sized pipe saddles for each fitting. For further information please contact the sales office or complete the contact us form.

Fully approved and certified for use in potable water

CRALEY Fibre  Overview

CRALEY Fibre Features Overview
CRALEY Fibre in-pipe fibre optics D-Series

CRALEY Fibre™ D-Series Fitting

CRALEY Fibre M-Series in-pipe fibre optics

CRALEY Fibre™ M-Series Fitting

P2P Connections with CRALEY Fibre

Using CRALEY Fibre™ for fibre optic deployment makes perfect sense, as the infrastructure is already there. This existing infrastructure provides a ready-made conduit in which a fibre cable can be installed at a faster and more cost-effective way, when compared to traditional methodologies.


Using CRALEY Fibre™ consistently provides:

  • A faster deployment method

  • Reduced civil works

  • Less neighbourhood disruption

  • Less traffic management

  • Cost reductions

  • Minimal or no requirement for wayleaves

One of the key design concepts with CRALEY Fibre™ is the hollow Messenger Pipe™, which is a deliberate engineering consideration, and make the finished installation fully future-proofed against changing fibre technology and/or fibre count requirements. Once the Messenger Pipe™ installation has been completed, the fibre cable can be inserted using standard
fibre-blowing techniques, installing just as many fibres as is required at that point. Should the requirement change, or fibre cable technology has moved on, the cable can simply be removed and a new cable blown-in at any time.

CRALEY Fibre FTTx, FTTH, FTTP, Rural Broadband

A typical valve bypass with a CRALEY Fibre™ T-Series fitting

Benefits Overview

CRALEY Fibre™ is suitable for use on any pipeline size or material.


All 'wet-parts' are water industry approved and certified safe to use on potable water networks by WRAS and NSF, plus they have Reg31 & Reg 33 approval in the UK.


CRALEY Fibre™  fittings interface with industry standard pipe saddles, bosses or flange fittings.


CRALEY Fibre™ facilitates the creation of a future-proofed SMART Pipeline, providing not only communication links, but also monitoring and third-party intrusion capabilities.


CRALEY Fibre™ is particularly suitable for extra-urban and rural fibre deployment; areas where using traditional techniques are not always commercially viable.


Benefits by Sector

Using CRALEY Fibre™ provides the opportunity for pipeline owners to create mutually beneficial collaborations  with ISPs, telecommunication companies, municipalities and/or communities to increase fibre penetration and increase 'social inclusion'.


Typical uses:


  • Point to Point fibre links and dark-fibre provision

  • 4G, 5G and FTTx applications

  • SCADA communications network upgrade

  • Intranet networks

  • Real-time, evidential-grade CCTV backhaul

  • Smart Cities and Smart Communities applications

  • Leak Monitoring, Third-party Intrusion and CBRM mitigation when combined with CRALEY Sensing™


  • Facilitating SMART pipeline Networks

  • Ultra-fast fibre connections to all assets, sensors and actuators

  • Advanced, 24/7 365
    real-time leak monitoring when combined with
    CRALEY Sensing™


  • Internal communication links between assets

  • Third-Party Intrusion (TPi) detection

  • Water Terrorism
    (CBRN & Toxin Mitigation)

  • Faster deployment of fibre optic cables

  • Quicker time to market and faster ROI

  • Makes rural and outlying fibre connectivity commercially viable

  • Minimal disruption

  • Primarily trenchless

  • Minimised permitting required

  • Minimised wayleaves and easement access

  • Fibre-counts of up to 432 available

  • Cost-effective backhaul connectivity for increased cell-count numbers

  • Fibre optic that can deliver necessary backhaul speeds

  • Ideal for creation of private 5G networks

  • Particularly suitable for rural areas

  • Sensor connectivity for SMART utility networks and cities

  • Increased mobile coverage 

  • Metro-cell backhaul

  • Femto-cell backhaul

  • Deeper fibre penetration for same CAPEX cost

  • Municipality owned networks

  • Private campus networks

  • Breaking the digital divide and addressing social inclusion

  • Particularly suitable for rural and outlying areas

  • Community/municipal communication links

  • Backhaul for mobile infill coverage of not-spots

Compañías de agua

Compañías de telecomunicaciones

Cooperativas rurales

Operadores de redes móviles

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