» ISP News » 
Sponsored Links

Morrison Telecom Services Sign Openreach Fibre Rollout Deal UPDATE

Tuesday, Feb 4th, 2020 (10:35 am) - Score 5,984

Civil engineering firm Morrison Telecom Services (MTS), part of the M Group Services, has today secured an Openreach (BT) Network Services Agreement (ONSA), which will see them helping the operator to deploy and maintain their fibre broadband ISP networks across multiple parts of the UK.

The new contract (technically an extension of an existing deal) is similar to the one that Openreach recently signed with rival firm Kier (here), except that one only covered Hampshire and Berkshire. By comparison the contract with MTS will cover work across parts of Norfolk, Lincolnshire, the East Midlands, South Anglia, Lancashire, Cumbria, Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire.

The contract will run for 5 years, with the potential to extend by 2 years. The scope of works will include the delivery of civils, poling, cabling and jointing activities. The work will be delivered around the clock, 365 days a year, by a team of 850 MTS engineers and support staff.


Alain Loosveld, MD of the M Group Services Telecom Division, said:

“This agreement cements our position as a primary, long-term supply chain partner to Openreach. We will now look to develop the strong and collaborative relationship we have established with Openreach by delivering this hugely important rollout programme on time and to the highest safety and performance standards.”

Previously MTS was contracted by Openreach in 2016 to support their delivery of the Government’s / BDUK Superfast Extension Programme (SEP), which was more FTTC centric, while today the focus is perhaps more targeted at the operator’s roll-out of Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) technology.

Under the current plan Openreach aims to extend full fibre lines to cover 4 million UK premises by March 2021 and then they have an ambition for 15 million by around 2025. Doing that will take a lot of engineers and so it makes sense to outsource some of that work. At this point that 15 million ambition is looking more and more like a solid target, even though they’ve yet to officially reflect it as such.

UPDATE 5th Feb 2020

Civil engineering firm MJ Quinn informs us that they were also successful in winning part of this contract for Openreach and have been awarded both Wales regions (Mid & North Wales and South Wales).


Share with Twitter
Share with Linkedin
Share with Facebook
Share with Reddit
Share with Pinterest
Tags: , , ,
By Mark Jackson
Mark is a professional technology writer, IT consultant and computer engineer from Dorset (England), he also founded ISPreview in 1999 and enjoys analysing the latest telecoms and broadband developments. Find me on X (Twitter), Mastodon, Facebook and .
Search ISP News
Search ISP Listings
Search ISP Reviews
1 Response
  1. Avatar photo NGA for all says:

    They have done a huge amount of work. Salut.

Comments are closed

Cheap BIG ISPs for 100Mbps+
Community Fibre UK ISP Logo
Gift: None
NOW £25.00
Gift: None
Virgin Media UK ISP Logo
Virgin Media £26.00
Gift: None
Vodafone UK ISP Logo
Vodafone £26.50 - 27.00
Gift: None
Plusnet UK ISP Logo
Plusnet £27.99
Gift: None
Large Availability | View All
Cheapest ISPs for 100Mbps+
Gigaclear UK ISP Logo
Gigaclear £17.00
Gift: None
BeFibre UK ISP Logo
BeFibre £19.00
Gift: None
Community Fibre UK ISP Logo
Gift: None
YouFibre UK ISP Logo
YouFibre £22.99
Gift: None
Hey! Broadband UK ISP Logo
Gift: None
Large Availability | View All
The Top 15 Category Tags
  1. FTTP (5712)
  2. BT (3565)
  3. Politics (2598)
  4. Openreach (2341)
  5. Business (2322)
  6. Building Digital UK (2275)
  7. FTTC (2060)
  8. Mobile Broadband (2038)
  9. Statistics (1829)
  10. 4G (1723)
  11. Virgin Media (1673)
  12. Ofcom Regulation (1491)
  13. Fibre Optic (1424)
  14. Wireless Internet (1417)
  15. FTTH (1383)

Copyright © 1999 to Present - ISPreview.co.uk - All Rights Reserved - Terms , Privacy and Cookie Policy , Links , Website Rules , Contact