Emtelle, a provider of blown fibre, cabling and ducted solutions for the FTTx industry, has created a dedicated solutions team to design, test and manufacture new systems on behalf of new customers.
Focusing on developing new products and solutions that can be quickly brought to market, the new solutions team will be headed by Colin Kirkpatrick as solutions director (pictured). He said: “As a blown fibre and ducted networks technology leader with a proven portfolio, creating a dedicated solutions team is the next logical step for Emtelle.”
He said: “The development will build on our existing offering and allow us to partner with operators to create tailor-made solutions for their specific needs – something which is becoming increasingly important as new network challenges emerge.”
Kirkpatrick said the team will ensure that operators have the “easiest and most cost-effective” path to new fibre installations, as demand for new technologies like 5G and the Internet of Things “places more and more pressure on their existing infrastructures”.
Emtelle said it will expand its portfolio during 2019 by revealing new solutions capable of “opening up accessibility” for new deployments and “strengthening capabilities to enable future-proof deployments”.
Tony Rodgers, CEO at Emtelle, said: “Colin is a respected industry leader in the development of passive network infrastructure solutions and his twenty-five years’ expertise has paved the way for his appointment. He will further our commitment to developing and offering new market leading solutions, combining the highest value with the lowest total cost of ownership.”
Kirkpatrick already held senior positions at the company before taking on the new role. With headquarters in Hawick, Scotland, the company has recently invested more than €30 million across its European plants.
In December 2018, Emtelle in partnership with Nexans, won a €65 million, 10-year contract for the supply of optical fibre solutions to the Swedish government’s transport administration, Trafikverket
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