From the inception of Palmetto Engineering and Consulting in 2006, the founders recognized the benefit of establishing a full-service engineering firm that has the expertise to follow companies and projects from conception to completion as a vital element in the ever-changing telecom environment.
In 2010, Palmetto Engineering and Consulting began offering installation and technical services and in early 2013 created a wholly-owned sister company, Communications Technical Services (CTS). Today CTS employs over 20 splicing and installation technicians working across several different projects throughout the Southeast.
CTS employs a professional, experienced, and trustworthy staff that has years of experience working across all facets of FTTH projects. Our past involvement in Project Management, Engineering, Construction, and Installation, provides us a unique perspective on what is required to ensure your project is a success. This encompassing background is the impetus to understanding plant networks from conception to completion, which, in turn translates into your project operating smoothly and successfully.
CTS and its staff have extensive experience in premise wiring and cutover services related to FTTH and Triple-Play service offerings. Our technicians are experienced and equipped to splice fiber drops and pigtails at the customer-premise, install fiber NIDs/ONTs with UPS systems, inside wiring (including wall-fishing and jack mounting), and cutover of all existing and new services.
At CTS, we believe in investing in training. This investment keeps our staff abreast of changing technology in the telecom marketplace and allows our staff to make more relevant recommendations to both our clients and to their customers during the installation process.
CTS’ core focus is on FTTH, Triple-Play service installations and cutover. Our staff has years of experience in this area, having installed and cutover services at over 30,000 locations in recent years. We are well-adapt at Triple-Play installation techniques and equipment, including the following:
In addition to Fiber to the Home installation and cutover, CTS offers a wide range of other services including:
Beyond our well-rounded telecommunications experience and competitive pricing model, other advantages of using CTS include:
Large system upgrades, such as FTTH build-outs require the use of many internal resources and can create significant stress across an organization. Using professional contract labor, such as CTS, to assist with your FTTH upgrades and service installations offers many benefits including:
Eric serves as the Director and Chief Operating Officer of Communications Technical Services (CTS) from the corporate office located in Greenville, South Carolina. He is responsible for the overall operations of the company including maximizing resources, revenue management and projection, profitability, business growth, personnel management, long-range planning, client relationships, and business development. As the top executive, Eric ensures the company remains committed to its Core Values and is relevant as a solutions provider for the telecommunications industry.
Before joining Communications Technical Services, Mr. Lowe served well over fifteen (15) years in private practice consulting specializing in telecommunications engineering for independent telephone companies. This experience includes approximately twelve (12) years with Byers Engineering Company, most recently serving as a Regional Engineering Manager, and four (4) years with Design South Professionals as a Field Engineer, serving the project needs of clientele throughout the Carolinas and Georgia.
Project experience includes assisting telecommunications clients across the Southeast with planning, designing, budgeting, and developing specifications for a variety of initiatives such as long haul fiber backbones, green field start-ups and CLECs, fiber-fed serving area designs, next generation digital loop carrier implementations, and large fiber-to-the-home projects.
As part of Eric’s current position, his focus has been on assisting clients in the Southeast to complete their fiber optic cable networks from the road to within subscriber premises, including installation, splicing, testing, and cutover/turn-up of services. The multiple installation teams under his direction add value to telecom clients through their efficient and professional approach to their work, their understanding of client-specific products and services being offered, and the ability to “up-sell” services as necessary during their routine install practices.
In addition to his deep knowledge and understanding of the Telecommunications business, Mr. Lowe brings to the Firm critical expertise gained throughout his career focusing on project management, operational expertise, a continuous improvement lifestyle, value-based work ethic, and his professional integrity.