A Carillion telent (60:40) joint venture has been appointed as a preferred supplier by BT to support the delivery of its Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme to 33 local authority regions potentially worth up to £500 million.
Carillion telent will work with BT on the BDUK Programme for the next three and a half years.
The BDUK programme will deliver further improvements to the UK's broadband network, with particular emphasis on making super-fast broadband available to rural communities.
Providing a full turnkey approach to project manage, install and commission fibre to the home (FTTH) and fibre to the cabinet (FTTC/dp). The project aims to deliver BT superfast broadband to customers; the works include civil engineering, optic fibre cabling, poling and other infrastructure services.
Telent’s Chief Executive Mark Plato said, ‘We have been working with BT for many years, and are delighted to have extended our relationships with them.’
The Carillion telent joint venture has been BT’s preferred infrastructure services supplier since 2010.