Positive community interaction during the build phase is proving to be a critical factor in fibre take-up as networks go live and stakeholders demand connections.
Having built its reputation as a billing provider for the telecoms industry, PRD Technologies has begun expanding into other sectors, and fibre remains firmly in its sights.
Buoyed by a debt facility of up to £1.5bn secured in December 2023 Abingdon-based Gigaclear is set to reach two major milestones in Q1 2024 – hitting its target of 500,000 properties ready for service, and securing 100,000 customers connected to its network.
D&A Commercial Cleaning has established itself as a respected player within the Telecommunications & fibre industry, providing specialist desilting and tree-cutting services to over 120 altnets since launching in June 2020.
Nearly two weeks after Freedom Fibre’s merger with VX UK, CEO Neil McArthur talked to Fibre Provider regarding his strategy for the expanded altnet.
Having completed his first month as CEO at Spring Fibre, Gareth Greppellini caught up with Fibre Provider to discuss what the future holds for the fledgling altnet.
Nick Parbutt struck upon the idea behind toob while on holiday during the summer of 2017. At the time, he was serving as the Strategy and Wholesale Director at Vodafone and had noted that Openreach was reluctant to invest in full fibre.
Ogi’s brand has become synonymous with the community work it does in the areas it is building its network. As an endorsement of this, the altnet’s Cefnogi scheme won Best Community Support Project at the UK Fibre Awards 2023.
Altnet’s recruitment priorities have shifted from network builders to revenue generators, driven by pressures from investors demanding ROI.
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