Telecoms Equipment Staging

Telecoms equipment staging


Today it is commonplace for the telco to outsource the staging and pre-build of equipment to a third party specialist company such as MMX Communications. The benefits of this approach are that equipment arrives on site ready for installation in a pre-built state with the necessary software configuration applied and any customisation already performed. The issues of waste packaging and cardboard in the datacentre is also alleviated. This means that faults and defects do not occur on site as out of box failures are eliminated and the time taken to install is greatly reduced. MMX can pre-build the cabinet including subrack assembly, power and cabling, firmware version and configuration management.

As a specialist telecom logistics provider our facility is equipped to handle large scale optical deployments where hundreds of cabinets can be concurrently stored, staged and then shipped according to a just in time methodology.

MMX also operate a highly secure facility for the staging of core switches and routers where the principles of InfoSec are paramount. MMX understand that once staged and configured such devices hold information that the telco considers to be highly sensitive in nature. For this reason MMX operates a secure cage with secure dedicated connectivity to livelink repository, resilient power and card swipe entry system for only permitted persons and other security measures such as key stroke tracking.

Our qualified engineers performing this activity are security cleared and our facilities are covered by CCTV and are ESD compliant. MMX also holds certification for ISO 27001. We also offer secure transport to site. Our engineers have a deep knowledge of optical, IP and microwave radio and the staging and pre-build of equipment is well within capability because we also operate our own testing lab and operate our own field engineering force.

As one of the UK’s main telecom logistics providers, the management of associated IRM (Installation Related Materials) is no problem. We routinely receive, book in, store and deploy connectors, cables, fibres, transceivers and so on that are associated with the telecom implementation project.

Therefore our staging service is just one part of our turnkey logistics solution for the telecom industry. Our location in Birmingham has ample loading facilities for large trucks and lifting equipment and benefits from a natural logistics advantage being located in the centre of the UK and close to main motorways.


More information

MMX offer some of the fastest turn-around times in the industry. If you need your equipment staged quickly, we are here to help. For more information please contact a member of our team.

Specialist services

For more specialist stage and build projects we also have a dedicated customer demonstration suite where we can perform FAT (Factory Acceptance Test) while being witnessed by customer. This facility handles Microwave Radio, Optical Muxes and also VHF and UHF radio equipment for specialist client build projects.

Tracking visibility

Staging clients are able to take advantage of our online tools so that they can have visibility of their asset throughout the staging process and integrate with MMX for inventory reporting and order/call off.

Telecom staging services

  • Optical Transmission such as Ciena, Infinera, Huawei
  • IP equipment such as Juniper and Cisco for Core and Edge Routing
  • Microwave Radio such as NEC / Ericsson / Siae