Emtelle wins multi-million-pound UK FTTx contract

Created November 27, 2021
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Emtelle, has been awarded a multi-million-pound contract to supply FTTx infrastructure for regional UK broadband provider Upp. The contract runs until the end of March 2026. Emtelle will work closely with Upp to support the provider’s plans to deploy a full-fibre network to one million premises across the East of England.by 2025.

Upp is using existing telephone poles to install where possible to cut back on the amount of disruption to roads and paths. Upp is committed to bringing broadband to underserved towns and communities across the East of England. It aims to level up market towns and coastal areas across Norfolk and Lincolnshire to boost the UK’s competitive position in the European digital market, and has successfully connected its first customers in the towns of Stamford and Diss

Upp Founder and Chief Technology Innovation Officer Alex Marshall said, “As we continue to accelerate our full-fibre roll out across the East of England, it is paramount to us that we carefully select our supply chain partners based on their commitment to social, environmental and sustainability priorities. Emtelle’s locality to ourselves and its commitment to future proof, sustainable solutions for the roll out of FTTX networks supports our business values and approach to the future of fibre accessibility.”

Emtelle Sales Manager Craig Jones said, “It has been a pleasure to work with the team at Upp and we look forward to building on that relationship. As the need for ultrafast connectivity continues to rise, so does the need for reliable and scalable network infrastructure. Emtelle is proud to supply a full suite of products to support Upp’s deployment, helping connect communities over the next few years.”

Emtelle, which manufactures blown fibre cable and ducted network solutions, recently announced two new strategic appointments to its senior management team as it continues to strengthen its position within the FTTx industry.

For more information, visit www.emtelle.com



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.