Westpac Bank counts on Datwyler

Westpac Bank counts on Datwyler

A Unilan cabling solution by Datwyler has been installed at the Australian Bank´s new London headquarters.


Westpac Banking Corporation, established in 1817 as Bank of New South Wales, is Australia’s leading financial institution with more than 37,000 employees and branches around the globe. In summer last year, Westpac looked for a comprehensive, modern copper and fibre-optic cabling solution for the new London headquarters situated in Camomile Street, near Bishopsgate, in the heart of London City.

Westpac’s strategic priorities are particularly centred on improving distribution and customer offerings. Therefore it was of paramount importance that the communication network within the London HQ is reliable, flexible and robust.

The bank appointed Coleman Bennett International (CBI), an experienced full IT design and implementation project management consultancy.

The Unilan solution consists of 3,000 RJ-45 ports over three floors, fed from three communications rooms via 100km of Category 6 copper data cable. For the comms rooms – one of these a small data centre – Datwyler also delivered OM3 multimode fibre optic cables with LC connectors and pigtails and all necessary panels, shelves and shutters.

The installation work was carried out by Excel IT, a London based IT managed service provider for voice/data infrastructure.

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