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Emtelle awarded multi-million-pound contract for CityFibre’s FTTH roll out

Emtelle, the leading global manufacturer of blown fibre, cabling and ducted solutions are pleased to announce it has been awarded a multi-million-pound contract by CityFibre for an ongoing supply of a range of innovative and sustainable solutions. This comes as CityFibre continues to dramatically increase its footprint as it rolls out a competitive wholesale fibre infrastructure across the UK.

The contract includes the supply of uPVC primary duct and Polyethylene Micro-Duct solutions, supplies critical to the CityFibre’s Fibre to the Home (FTTH) deployments. Emtelle manufactures and supplies throughout Europe and has an unrivalled capacity in the UK and beyond, supporting CityFibre’s aggressive build programme and aligning with the key CityFibre requirements.

Emtelle is the dominant UK supplier across a full range of passive fibre optic infrastructure solutions; it’s reputation for supporting large scales roll outs, deliver innovative solutions that address the key issues of building complex large scale Fibre to the Point (FTTP) roll out projects has been proven repeatedly in the field. As Emtelle continues to influence the FTTP market, the group has put emphasis on their capacity and ability to support operators like CityFibre with their full solution provider approach. With two manufacturing plants in the UK and over 50 manufacturing lines, along with their in-house expertise such as the newly formed solutions team, Emtelle has proved their long-established reputation by supporting customers with reliable solutions, and training and support from inception of the network, through to deployment, and beyond.

Tony Rodgers, CEO of Emtelle, said: “Emtelle has been a strategic supplier to CityFibre since the company’s earliest network builds. This latest deal reinforces our relationship and points to our team’s dedication and hard work in the development of solutions that meet our customers’ needs. We’re very proud to be supplying solutions to CityFibre, supporting them to deliver one of the most significant civil engineering projects in Europe, creating a high-speed digital platform for the UK which will benefit generations to come.”

John Franklin, Director of Operations of CityFibre added: “As we continue to pick up pace and deploy fibre to at least 20% of the UK, we need partners that provide not only high quality, reliable products, but those with teams focused on continual improvement, innovation and future proofing. From our earliest projects at CityFibre, Emtelle has provided the expertise, solutions and support that we require to build a new generation of digital infrastructure. We look forward to growing our partnership with Emtelle in the coming years”.

Craig Jones, UK Telecoms Business Development Manager of Emtelle, said: “It’s great to be part of such an exciting project; Emtelle’s technical capability and experience demonstrated throughout the tender process was key to securing this contract and we look forward to continuing our support to CityFibre. It’s been great to work with CityFibre since their initial network build and it speaks volumes that our Emtelle duct solutions have been an integral part of their network for nearly a decade.”

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