KCOM taps Hexatronic for full fibre expansion

Created May 19, 2020
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Hexatronic UK Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hexatronic Group AB, has signed a strategic supply agreement with communications provider KCOM Group Ltd., to supply passive fibre optic solutions including fibre optic cables, micro duct and connectivity products, all parts of Hexatronic’s Matrix system. The equipment will be used by KCOM as the company expands its full fibre broadband network in the United Kingdom. The three-year contract is worth around £3 million.

“As one of the UK’s oldest and most innovative telecom companies we are focused on expansion of our FTTP network as our priority. KCOM had the first digital network in the EU, the first interactive TV service in the UK and now we are the first with full fibre to the premise coverage,” said Dale Raneberg, KCOM Chief Executive.

“A different architecture approach is essential to enable us to expand our FTTP network into areas where we have no existing footprint. The Hexatronic team has demonstrated excellent product knowledge and insight to provide connectivity solutions which will help us achieve our goal of connecting more people to our award- winning full fibre network.

We are confident that Hexatronic’ s partnership approach, can-do attitude and after-sales service have set us up for success in this and future projects,” said Tim Shaw, Chief Technology Officer at KCOM.

“This partnership with KCOM is an important milestone for Hexatronic and serves to significantly strengthen our position within the rapidly expanding UK market,” said Henrik Larsson Lyon, Hexatronic´s Chief Executive Officer.

For more information, visit https://hexatronicgroup.com

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by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.