Project: Huawei Build for Eir Network Upgrade
Location: Kilronan, County Galway
Client: Huawei for Eir

Spectrum has completed a telecoms upgrade at an existing Eir Mobile shared site with H3G. The project consisted of swapping structural steelwork, antennas, and antenna line components of an island site located off the coast of Ireland within a time specific deadline of just one week.

The works were also completed during peak holiday season, which meant not all accommodation needs could be met. Spectrum’s logistics team sourced ferries, carparks and accommodation as close the main island as possible, to ensure the works were delivered without delay.

Project Deliverables

  • Upgrade of structural steelwork, antennas, antenna line components, electrical components
  • Integration into the site network
  • Achieve customer KPI’s
    • call testing report
    • alarms test
    • handover documents of redlines and photo pack
  • Fault finding as required

Challenges and Solutions
Remote site
With the site being on an island off the coast of Ireland, Spectrum created a detailed equipment and materials logistics plan. The implementation of a mixture of pedestrian and vehicle ferries; as well as chartering ferries was used to deliver this build through its limited time window.

Scope change
The build scope changed the day the site commenced to EIR antennas and equipment only, with H3G equipment no longer be part of the scope. In-house collaboration across Spectrum’s multi-disciplinary build team including planners, project managers and engineers, in conjunction with our client, enabled the build plans to be amended and the change to be swiftly implemented without delay.

Equipment system failure
The island was faced with no comms for business or families to run in addition to a disrupted week of outages as a result of these build works, with no available assistance from the network team due to leave and covid absence. Spectrum, engaged one of its own Technician’s to assist and collect the materials required to fault find from the reactive maintenance store. Approval was sought and we chartered a plane to take our FE to the island to complete the necessary fault finding and solve the multiple hardware failures.


  • Spectrum’s build knowledge and the expertise with a proven track record of delivering customer project on time, every time.
  • The change of scope was seamlessly absorbed by the multi-disciplinary team at Spectrum
  • Working within tight deadlines whilst also providing a seamless technical support unit to endeavour to meet all stakeholders expectations
  • High quality build works without delay

“Thanks to all for going above and beyond on Kilronan, we now have a very happy customer.”

Sean Farrell
Customer Programme Manager
Huawei Technologies

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