NEWS

Gigaclear signs Carillion telent to build FTTP in SW England

ABINGDON, UK – Rural broadband specialist Gigaclear has awarded Carillion telent a contract to bring ultrafast full fibre broadband to more than 80,000 properties in some of the most rural parts of South West England.

The work will start immediately, with the first customers coming on stream early in 2018 and the full roll out complete by the end of 2019. Gigaclear’s network will give homes and businesses in the area access to speeds of up to 1Gbps (1,000Mbps), where previously they have struggled with speeds as low as 1Mbps.

Carillion telent will be implementing Gigaclear’s network using narrow trenching technology, which speeds up installation whilst minimising the impact of the work on the local community.

Brett Shepherd, Gigaclear’s Chief Operating Officer, said: “This new contract with Carillion telent will enable Gigaclear to roll out the latest and very best broadband technology to tens of thousands of households and businesses across the South West.

“Our investment in full fibre not only brings the area into the 21st Century, it stands as an example of the kind of futureproofed technology that is vital to ensure the continued development of the UK’s digital economy.”

Stephen Sullivan, Managing Director, Carillion telent, added: “Carillion telent is delighted to have been awarded the contract by Gigaclear to deliver its ultrafast pure fibre broadband to the Premise (FTTP) project in the South West region. Carillion telent has been providing civils, cabling and poling infrastructure solutions within the telecoms arena since 2009 and boasts in excess of 35 years combined experience.

“We are delighted to support a project that will be both socially and economically transformative for the community by delivering speeds up to 28 times faster than the UK average.”

www.gigaclear.com

Other tags: 
Company: 
Twitter icon
Facebook icon
Google icon
StumbleUpon icon
Digg icon
LinkedIn icon
Reddit icon
e-mail icon
Feature

Oleg Khaykin, CEO of Viavi Solutions, speaks candidly to Fibre Systems about how to compete in the challenging world of communications test and measurement

Feature

Hao Dong describes how innovative optical fibres and cabling could provide substantial benefits for connecting data centres across a wide range of distances

Feature

Richard Ednay considers whether fibre characterisation needs to be modified to suit modern optical communication systems that are likely to include coherent transmission

Feature

ECOC is the place to be to discover the latest technological and commercial innovations in optical components and networks. Here we highlight some of the exhibitors and events taking place in the exhibition hall.