CityFibre awards HellermannTyton strategic supplier agreement for UK fibre roll-out
Alternative network provider, CityFibre has awarded HellermannTyton a strategic supply framework agreement for the provision of passive network components.
The components are to be used in the former’s £2.5bn investment programme to roll out full fibre to five million UK homes by 2025. The agreement includes a multi-million-pound order, and is set to strengthen the existing relationship between the companies. As part of the new deal, HellermannTyton has produced a range of solutions that are specifically designed to meet CityFibre’s requirements. These include street cabinets, underground fibre closures and aerial fibre nodes.
It is planned that a significant proportion of component manufacture and all product assembly will be based in the UK, in order to provide employment security and opportunities for UK manufacturers in the coming years.
Speaking about the agreement, HellermannTyton’s managing director, Matthew Hunter said: ‘It’s an exciting time in the UK for fibre deployment. For HellermannTyton to be involved in CityFibre’s rollout plans provides benefits to both companies and makes a big statement for UK manufacturing. The new supplier agreement cements the long-standing relationship between the two companies and sets the foundations for it to continue long into the future.’
Added John Franklin, director of operations at CityFibre: ‘As we build momentum in our mission to deploy fibre to at least 20 per cent of the UK market, we are seeking strategic partners with the highest standards of quality, reliability and innovation. HellermannTyton has long proved to us that they can provide the expertise, solutions and support that we require to build a future proofed full-fibre infrastructure for the 21st century. We look forward to building on our partnership in the coming years.’