UK start-up operator signs £2.5 million agreement for passive component supply

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Matthew Hare, chief executive, Zzoomm

Zzoomm, the recently launched full fibre network operator is partnering with Hexatronic for full fibre network delivery.

Zzoom was set up earlier this year by Matthew Hare, founder and former CEO of rural fibre network Gigaclear. The company’s purpose is to build and operate new full fibre infrastructure in towns and suburbs across the country, delivering high quality broadband to homes and businesses that are currently only served by copper infrastructure.

This new £2.5m agreement sees Hexatronic UK, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hexatronic Group AB, supply the passive network components for Zzoomm’s new 10Gb/s Full Fibre network. The partnership complements Zzoomm’s existing agreement with ADTRAN for the supply of network technology and moves the operator – which was granted code powers in May – closer to starting its network build.

Matthew Hare, Zzoomm chief executive said: ‘Hexatronic are a perfect partner for Zzoomm. Putting in place such a comprehensive arrangement means we’re free to focus on building a brilliant network and doing the best possible job for our customers. We’re confident in their full support as Zzoomm rolls out to towns and cities across the UK. This is another step to the UK’s full fibre future.’

Henrik Larsson Lyon, Hexatronic´s chief executive officer added: ‘We are delighted to have become a strategic supplier to such a dynamic business at such an exciting time. We have been working closely with Zzoomm on the development of passive infrastructure solutions that can help drive efficiency in their build programme. This partnership with Zzoomm is a key milestone for Hexatronic and serves to significantly strengthen our position within the rapidly expanding UK market.’

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