Emtelle wins two more years with Gigaclear

Created June 26, 2020
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UK fibre broadband provider Gigaclear, has extended Emtelle’s three-year contract for the supply of microduct and fibre cable solutions for another two years. Running until the end of 2022, the contract extension is estimated to be worth GBP10 million.

Speaking of the contract extension, Gareth Williams, CEO at Gigaclear, said, “It’s a pleasure to have extended this supply contract to Emtelle until the end of 2022. Having worked with Emtelle for many years now, we have witnessed its unrivalled service in terms of support and communication. For us, working with a supplier which is responsive, easy to deal with, and has the ability to adapt to change helps us focus our efforts on our end goal – bridging the digital divide by bringing outstanding broadband to rural communities. Emtelle has enabled Gigaclear to do just this, and this contract extension will ultimately enable us to continue ramping up our network deployments across the UK and connecting more customers with ultrafast broadband.”

Tony Rodgers, CEO at Emtelle commented: “Emtelle is delighted with the outcome of the recent contract extension negotiations with Gigaclear, and it’s great to know that our solutions and support are highly acknowledged and appreciated by such customers. We look forward to providing uninterrupted supply and support to Gigaclear as part of this extended contract in the following two years.”

An Emtelle customer since 2017, Gigaclear has connected over 65,000 rural homes with fibre network infrastructure in more than 22 counties across the UK. This broadband infrastructure relies heavily on the quality solutions manufactured by Emtelle including standard microducts, fibre optic cables, and a bespoke multiduct solution tailored to Gigaclear’s network and identification requirements. Emtelle’s fibre and duct solutions are used by Gigaclear for providing spine, distribution and drop connections to residential and commercial premises, mainly in rural districts.

Emtelle also announced this month that it has acquired 16,000m2 of land located adjacent to its manufacturing plant in Erfurt, Germany. The news follows the manufacturer’s recent investment in its production capabilities with the purchase of two new extrusion lines at the Erfurt manufacturing facility. This latest investment from Emtelle allows for further options of increased manufacturing capacity, increased stock capabilities whilst expanding product testing and customer training facilities.

For more information, visit www.emtelle.com

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This article was written
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.