About Pioneer Consulting
Pioneer Consulting specializes in telecommunications infrastructure development with a focus on subsea fiber optic cables. We provide a full suite of services to support a project’s development lifecycle while supporting clients such as developers, investors (both debt and equity), contractors, entrepreneurs, telcos, and OTTs, to name a few. Our services include technical and commercial due diligence, asset valuation, engineering, project management, permitting, procurement, quality assurance, and market research. Pioneer Consulting’s accurate, insightful, and thorough advisory services have provided clients with objective and independent guidance in support of their project and strategic goals.
Events and Activities
CrossChannel Fibre UK landing
Pioneer Consulting’s Iain Ritson (Project Director) and Lorraine Gray (Permitting Manager) were on Brighton beach on September 30, 2021 to support Crosslake Fibre on the first fiber optic cable to cross the English Channel in 20 years by commemorating its landing in the UK.
Cable Project Update: SX NEXT
Located in Takapuna Beach, New Zealand, the Pioneer Consulting team is proud to oversee the first landing of the Southern Cross NEXT submarine cable system.
Work Continues on the SX NEXT Cable System
Pioneer Consulting continues to work with Southern Cross Cable Network on its planned transpacific NEXT system. Director of Client Solutions, Bertrand Clesca had the pleasure of witnessing the cable load in mid-April 2021.
Our team continues to progress the CrossChannel Fibre project—the first subsea fibre optic cable to cross the English Channel in nearly twenty years. Construction is underway at the beach manhole build compound in Brighton.
On-site Global Client Support
Our team continues to ensure project quality wherever it is needed. Managing Partner Gavin Tully and Director of Client Solutions Bertrand Clesca had a very productive visit with Alcatel Submarine Networks in November 2020. Pioneer Consulting is proud to be working with the team at ASN Calais.
Submarine Networks World 2020
Thank you to Terrapinn for hosting a fantastic virtual event—Pioneer Consulting was very pleased to be part of three different and well-attended panels. Howard Kidorf moderated the panel: “Evaluating New Technologies for Subsea Cable Projects,” Gavin Tully moderated the panel: “A Consortium Approach that Works,” and Bertrand Clesca moderated the panel: “Assessing Cable Upgrades Panel—How, why and more importantly when?”
In late February 2020, Hasnain Ali, Director of Permitting & Regulatory Affairs Pioneer Consulting Middle East, visited the UK offices of Alcatel Submarine Networks.
Submarine Networks EMEA: February 18-19, 2020
Many thanks to the entire Total Telecom team for organizing such an amazing event. As an Association Partner of Submarine Networks EMEA, Pioneer Consulting was very pleased to attend and participate in sessions over the two-day conference. Thank you as well to all the panelists and see you again in 2021!
PTC’20: January 19-22, 2020
While attending PTC’20, Mertech Marine announced it was pleased to welcome Pioneer Consulting as part of its international business development team to this ground-breaking sector within the submarine cable business of submarine cable recovery and recycling.