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Commissioning of Ocean Observatory in Galway Bay

Aug 18, 2015   //  

The team from Texcel Technology and Horsebridge Networks visited Galway Bay to connect and commission Ireland’s new national marine research and development infrastructure of a Cabled Ocean Observatory. Texcel Technology designed and manufactured the subsea Node and shore station systems. After system testing in the factory the Node was deployed and commissioning started. Within the first day the system was up and running with some fantastic HD images being sent back to shore in real time. The following week the team conducted commissioning testing and network management configuration. “We expect the Marine Institute of Ireland to undertake some amazing research with this infrastructure” said Peter Shawyer of Texcel.


Galway Bay

Horsebridge support Help for Hero’s

Jun 18, 2015   //  



Horsebridge Network systems are delighted to continue their support in sponsoring the Army Golf Marshals at this year’s 144th Open Championship at the home of golf in St. Andrews. We have supported this cause in the two previous years and are delighted to continue.


Horsebridge will supply polo shirts embroidered with our company logo to the fifty two Army marshals at the event. There will also be autographed shirts which will be framed and auctioned at charity auctions to raise additional funds for this great cause.

Framed Rory 14

Viprinet Targets UK with Horsebridge Deal

Jun 11, 2015   //  

In a second “World Exclusive” at BWCS’ WiFi on Train Conference, Train Communications Systems 2015, bandwidth aggregator Viprinet has announced a tie-up with systems integrator Horsebridge Network Systems to help move it into the UK market.

Viprinet who has already deployed its wireless internet connectivity technology with train operators in Italy and France, has appointed Gloucestershire-based communication network and security infrastructure solutions provider Horsebridge Network Systems to spearhead its development of the UK market.

Viprinet CEO Simon Kissel commented, “With proven train operator deployments of our products already successfully in place in Italy and France we are delighted to be working with Horsebridge Network Systems to address the opportunities for operators here to further differentiate their services from other forms of transport by offering fast, reliable internet access to passengers.”

Typically access services used to date suffer frequent disconnections caused by long transmission times, the retransmission of lost packets and going through dead zones. Switching from cell to cell often adds to an already bad user experience.

Viprinet claims its bonding technology which uses patented forward error correction makes it possible to reconstruct lost packets sent over mobile networks rather than resending them. The advantages of this solution over competitive offerings are consistently low transmission times, no disconnections, and no bottlenecks due to retransmissions.

Horsebridge receives Teamwork award from NEC Group

Jun 9, 2015   //  

Horsebridge were in attendance at the NEC Group Supplier Engagement day on Monday 8th June at the ICC, Birmingham.

The event was an opportunity for the NEC to engage with suppliers to outline their road map for future engagement. Over forty companies and organisations attended the event including blue chip companies Vodafone, EE, Fujitsu, CSI and Microsoft.

At the conclusion of the day the NEC group presented four awards to suppliers for delivering outstanding performance connected to the NEC’s  core values.

Horsebridge received the award for outstanding teamwork in delivering the campus wide Wi-Fi Solution. This solution was highlighted as a key part of the NEC’s customer engagement.


Horsebridge Network Systems have been appointed as an authorized Channel Partner for GE–one of the top 50 most admired companies according to Fortune Magazine.

Jun 8, 2015   //  

As an authorized GE partner HNS will be part of a global team that is dedicated to turning innovative ideas into leading products and services that will help GE customers solve some of the world’s toughest problems. We are committed to making our new relationship a success.

Horsebridge key in Adaptit partnership for Vodafone synchronisation data capture audit and consultancy project.

May 8, 2015   //  

Horsebridge have been selected to audit and consult into Vodafone throughout Europe to test the quality and configuration of Syncronisation, SyncE and 1588v2 in the first stage of the European wide optimisation and consultancy project to assist Vodafone through the difficult task of next generation network transition.

Due to the complex nature of  legacy to next generation synchronisation transitioning,  Vodafone Europe were looking for an organisation to engage with, not only with up to date SyncE and 1588 next generation experience, including testing, designing and optimising, but also a company that could relate back to the legacy, standard, synchronisation distribution and the integration of both.

Horsebridge have  spent the past 5 months travelling throughout Europe gathering data for the first phase of the required works, this partnership is viewed to be ongoing and will exponentially gather size and momentum.

Horsebridge offer an unrivaled range of services to match their vast experience across all aspects of Synchronisation, from hardware through to support services, network planning, auditing and consultancy including the use and supply of their own in house bespoke network planning software tool, Sync Architect. Our expertise covers most ranges of hardware covering SDH, Sync E and 1588v2, for further information please feel free to contact Horsebridge via the contacts page.

Horsebridge Time and Frequency Reference Systems

May 1, 2015   //  

Horsebridge are working with NATO through Selex ES Ltd for the supply, installation and functional testing of 5no. TFRS (Time and Frequency Reference Systems) units.

Each Timing, Frequency & NTP distribution unit has been installed throughout various NATO Satellite Ground Stations in Saudi Arabia, and overall builds together their Satellite Communications Network.

BP Sonatrach

May 1, 2015   //  

Horsebridge were awarded the contract with BP Sonatrach to upgrade their SDH network from STM1 to STM16 in country at In Amenas Algeria.

The BP Sonatrach Algeria Team have attended our Horsebridge Head Office Facility in Cheltenham for comprehensive training on the design and equipment operation, this enables the Customer to manage their network after the installation and upgrade from Horsebridge.


The purpose of the project is to enable BP to transport large amounts of Ethernet traffic between and around the Oil & Gas fields at In Amenas.


Galway Bay Cabled Observatory

Apr 30, 2015   //  

Horsebridge Journeys to the Bottom of the Sea……

Galway Bay Cabled Observatory

Horsebridge and Bridgeworx are working exclusively with Texcel Technologies to design, build, and deploy a fast optical Ethernet network to provide scientific services in the study to develop a national test and demonstration facility for marine energy and technology at an ocean energy test site in Spiddal County Galway.

The proposed Ocean Energy Test Bed will be deployed at the existing ¼-scale ocean energy test site and consists of:

  • Shore station interface at Spiddal Bay, Galway
  • Telecommunications cable between the  shore station and the wave energy test site providing power and data connectivity
  • Subsea test and monitoring platforms.
  • Floating sea station platform

The site will be used for the purposes of testing, demonstrating and validation of renewable energy devices and marine environmental sensors and technologies.

The cable will be installed in 2015 using the Marine Institute’s research vessel the R.V. Celtic Explorer and will come ashore at Spiddal Pier.

Marine instruments and sensors can be brought to the test site and plugged into dedicated science ports on the observatory. They can use power from the observatory or use internal power as desired; they can use the observatory’s data facilities or use internal data storage for posterior analysis, as deemed more suitable for the test and validation scenarios.

Smart Bay Ireland will be managing the network using Bridgeworx’ “Espy II” network management system, which enables visibility and management of the shore station, subsea node and interconnected scientific equipment allowing the test bed to be studied by the wider scientific community.

Galway Bay




National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham

Apr 30, 2015   //  

National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham


Horsebridge Network Systems have been contracted to provide a WiFi solution for the thousands of customers and clients that pass through the NEC’s doors every day, while also providing a constant WiFi service for the NEC’s corporate network so important day to day information can be accessed at any time or location to keep up with the demands of business.  The WiFi extends from the Main NEC campus situated in Solihull to the centre streets of Birmingham which includes the, International Convention Centre and newly refurbished Barclaycard Arena.





Horsebridge used cutting edge technology to provide a WiFi network that offers a modular highly scalable solution for today’s requirements while provisioning for complex and ever changing future demands of wireless technology. Horsebridge Monitor the NEC’s WiFi network using our 24/7 Network Operations centre located at the Horsebridge HQ in Cheltenham this allows our employees to work with the NEC in keeping up with various types of Events.