Hyperoptic CEO honoured for 'services to broadband'
LONDON, UK -- Dana Tobak, CEO of Hyperoptic, the UK’s largest residential gigabit broadband provider, has been awarded a CBE for her services to the broadband industry.
A CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) is awarded for outstanding work in an individual’s respective field.
Dana Tobak is a renowned broadband entrepreneur. In 2005 she co-founded Be Unlimited, which spearheaded the move to ADSL 2+ and provided a record-breaking service of 24Mbps. It acted as a market catalyst for an industry-wide uplift in broadband speeds and was quickly acquired by O2.
In 2011 she co-founded Hyperoptic to bring the next generation of broadband infrastructure, full fibre, to the UK's urban centres. The industry was focusing on the interim step of upgrading the ailing copper network, while Dana led the charge to think bigger and better.
Hyperoptic is growing rapidly – its services are already available across 28 UK towns and cities. It’s on track to make its hyperfast broadband service available to two million homes by 2022 and five million by 2025.
Dana Tobak, CEO of Hyperoptic: “To be recognised in the New Year’s Honours list is very humbling. I would like to thank my business partner and Hyperoptic’s co-founder, Boris Ivanovic, for his inspiration and on-going support. I would also like to thank my team for their commitment and phenomenal work that is enabling the Hyperoptic vision.
“The last year has been transformative for Hyperoptic and the broadband sector. I would like to commend both the government and Ofcom for their appreciation of the impact that alternative networks providers, like Hyperoptic, can have in moving the UK towards a gigabit nation. Their work in ensuring the right market conditions for industry growth and increased investment will expedite the rollout of full fibre, which benefits the nation’s citizens and the digital economy.”