Engineering firm goes hybrid for North of England full-fibre delivery

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Construction and engineering firm nmcn has been chosen by CityFibre to deliver its full-fibre rollouts across Barnsley and Halifax in the North of England.

This is part of a £1.5bn investment, for works across 27 towns and cities, addressing approximately up to 3 million premises. nmcn will deliver these FTTP programmes via a hybrid build technique encompassing both physical infrastructure access (PIA) and more traditional deployment methods. The combined work of both contracts is £39.6m. 

The  contract forms part of CityFibre’s up-to £4bn Gigabit City Investment Programme, which aims to reach up to 8 million premises to upgrade to full-fibre, supporting the UK government’s target of delivering full-fibre connectivity across the country by 2025. 

John Maloney, managing director of telecoms at nmcn, said: ‘We are delighted to have been appointed by CityFibre to deliver ultrafast and reliable full-fibre broadband rollouts across Barnsley and Halifax. We look forward to further developing our working relationship with CityFibre to deliver this vital digital infrastructure. And with further opportunities on the horizon, there is strong potential to grow our partnership.’

Works are due to start early next year, with completion predicted for 2023.

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