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CEO of UK Full Fibre ISP Hyperoptic Gets CBE in New Year Honours

Saturday, December 30th, 2017 (8:46 pm) - Score 1,106

Congratulations to the CEO of urban fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic, Dana Tobak, who has been awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for her services to the digital economy. Back in 2005 she also co-founded Be Unlimited, which was one of the first unbundled ISPs to offer ADSL2+.

Be Unlimited might have helped to pioneer the deployment of ADSL2+ based broadband services across the United Kingdom, although Dana is now best known for helping to push Gigabit FTTP/B broadband services into residential homes around parts of 28 cities via Hyperoptic.

This year has been a particularly busy one for the ISP after it secured an additional investment of £100m in order to help expand their network coverage. Under the current plan Hyperoptic aims to go from 350,000 premises today to 500,000 by 2019, followed by 2 million in 2022 and possibly 5 million by around 2025 (here).

Dana Tobak, CEO of Hyperoptic, said:

“To be recognised in the New Year’s Honours list is very humbling. I would like to thank my business partner and Hyperoptic’s co-founder, Boris Ivanovic, for his inspiration and on-going support. I would also like to thank my team for their commitment and phenomenal work that is enabling the Hyperoptic vision.

The last year has been transformative for Hyperoptic and the broadband sector. I would like to commend both the government and Ofcom for their appreciation of the impact that alternative networks providers, like Hyperoptic, can have in moving the UK towards a gigabit nation. Their work in ensuring the right market conditions for industry growth and increased investment will expedite the rollout of full fibre, which benefits the nation’s citizens and the digital economy.”

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3 Responses
  1. Avatar Jason says:

    Like said elsewhere – they give it to anyone thesedays

    1. Avatar joe pineapples says:

      I think his pet dog also got one for his loyalty through the good times and the bad.

  2. Avatar A_Builder says:

    Or maybe more positively it is these guys who have put a firecracker up OR’s proverbial and proved that there is a market for fiber that real people really do buy?

    So I do see a real service to the country even if only for that.

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