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KCOM Signs £3m Fibre Broadband Supply Deal with Hexatronic

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 (9:35 am) - Score 995
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Telecoms provider KCOM has announced that they’ve signed a new £3m “strategic supply agreement” with Hexatronic to help provide the necessary passive fibre optic solutions for the on-going expansion of their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband ISP network, which is focused on East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.

KCOM has already worked with Hexatronic as part of their previous £85m “Lightstream” project, which deployed a new “full fibre” network across their entire patch (c.200,000 premises) in East Yorkshire and completed last year. But they’ve recently begun a new £100m expansion project, which aims to cover tens of thousands of homes and businesses across other parts of the same region and also North Lincolnshire.

The new deal will run for 3 years and turn Hexatronic UK into KCOM’s “main supplier for … passive fibre optic solutions” (e.g. fibre optic cables, micro duct and connectivity products – Matrix system).

Tim Shaw, Chief Technology Officer at KCOM, said:

“A different architecture approach is essential to enable us to expand our FTTP network into areas where we have no existing footprint. The Hexatronic team has demonstrated excellent product knowledge and insight to provide connectivity solutions which will help us achieve our goal of connecting more people to our award-winning full fibre network.

We are confident that Hexatronic’ s partnership approach, can-do attitude and after-sales service have set us up for success in this and future projects.”

Henrik Larsson Lyon, Hexatronic’s CEO, said:

“We are proud to have become the main supplier to KCOM in the expansion of its full fibre broadband network. We have been working closely with KCOM for a long period of time inventing and re-designing our solutions to improve their future fibre infrastructure. KCOM is an established quality provider of communication services that not only completed the rollout of full fibre to around 200,000 properties last year but was also recognised as a leader in broadband provision by both the communication industry and the European Commission. This partnership with KCOM is an important milestone for Hexatronic and serves to significantly strengthen our position within the rapidly expanding UK market.”

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2 Responses
  1. Avatar Tom

    I don’t think people have got their business heads on at KCOM.

    They’ve got their pricing all wrong – it’s not competitive in any way and the only reason it’s successful is because they run a literal monopoly. They’re not going to be able to reproduce the same success in other markets because of this.

    The product itself is highly reliable and offers predictably good service but the pricing is far too high.

    • Avatar fibre4all

      Perhaps it is based on cost rather than the race to the bottom competition of other areas? FTTP could have been funded more easily already if money hadn’t been wasted on sports and market grabs.

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