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Winning Network Operators of the UK Fibre Awards 2023 Named UPDATE

Friday, Jun 16th, 2023 (8:03 am) - Score 3,480
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The second annual UK Fibre Awards event was held yesterday in London, which saw various broadband ISPs and full fibre network builders across several categories pick up awards for their achievements. Some of the winners included Wessex Internet for best rural and overall fibre provider, while CityFibre came top for fibre investment.

The event is being backed by telecoms / ICT centric media and event organisation firm BPL Business Media, with CityFibre as the headline sponsor. According to the website, the event “uniquely recognises sector leaders in a range of technical, business and achievement categories.”

The winners for each category appear to have been chosen by a judging panel of seven industry experts (here), including various senior managers, analysts and so forth. Admittedly, this is another event where the industry gives itself a pat on the back, which doesn’t include much representation of consumer opinion and seems similar to other award events from the ISPA and Connected Britain.


The list of winners for 2023 can be found below, although at the time of writing we haven’t been able to confirm the winners across every category yet (announcement expected shortly). We’ll update again as more winners are confirmed during the morning.

Winners of the UK Fibre Awards 2023

Best Rural Fibre Provider
Winner: Wessex Internet
Highly Commended: Fibrus

Best Urban Fibre Provider
Winner: toob
Highly Commended: 4th Utility, MS3

Best Wholesale Fibre Provider
Winner: Virgin Media Business Wholesale
Highly Commended: FullFibre Ltd.

Best Fibre Marketing Campaign
Winner: FullFibre
Highly Commended: GoFibre

Rollout Challenge Buster Award
Winner: 4Fibre Limited
Highly Commended: Lothian Broadband Networks

Best Fibre Innovation Award
Winner: Omelcom
Highly Commended: The Fibre Café powered by Strategic Imperatives

Best Fibre Rollout Supplier Award
Winner: Circet UK
Highly Commended: Pulse Networks

Best Fibre Investment Award
Winner: CityFibre
Highly Commended: Giganet

Best Fibre Leader Award
Winner: Neil McArthur (Freedom Fibre)

Best Sustainability Programme
Winner: Freedom Fibre
Highly Commended: Swish Fibre

Best OTT Service
Winner: Voiceflex
Highly Commended: Octaplus

Best Community Support Project
Winner: Ogi
Highly Commended: Gigaclear

Best Company to Work for
Winner: TalkTalk Wholesale Servies
Highly Commended: Brsk, Virgin Media Business Wholesale

Best Business Services to the Fibre Community
Winner: NETS International
Highly Commended: Intelligent Billing powered by PRD Technologies

Overall Fibre Provider of the Year
Winner: Wessex Internet
Highly Commended: Toob

UPDATE 1:55pm

The full list of winners is now above.

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11 Responses
  1. Avatar photo 10BaseT says:

    mutual admiration society awarded themselves 😉

  2. Avatar photo Brian says:

    Was Oprah the host?

  3. Avatar photo XGS Is On says:

    As good an excuse for a knees up on the investors’ tab as any.

  4. Avatar photo Lewis says:

    Hmmm, Cityfibre were the headline sponsor and guess what?

    They won an award!

  5. Avatar photo Scottie says:

    Looks like a charade- assume Openreach didn’t entertain it as not shown in any category. Better use of time getting on with work and volumes!
    With businesses going to the wall – I’m not sure that self congratulation will Pay bills ! Those also who have lost their jobs this year I’m sure are very pissed off

  6. Avatar photo John says:

    These awards are completely meaningless.

    Just an excuse for a party.

  7. Avatar photo Vince says:

    Nothing I love more than BS award schemes.

    Barely anything can be trusted.

  8. Avatar photo Noel says:

    Haha! What a joke! Do they think we’re stupid?

    Cityfibre are the headline sponsors of the awards. Of course Cityfibre won an award and there’s absolutely no mention of BT Openreach anywhere.

    Just makes the industry look ridiculous.

  9. Avatar photo James T Ford says:

    Waste of time effect and money.
    Pat themselves on the back and screw the customer.

  10. Avatar photo Jim H says:

    Complete and utter farce!

    Fancy food and champagne paid for by Cityfibre’s Investors.

  11. Avatar photo Lewis says:

    Is this done to impress the investors? Hey look we won an award!

    Paying for Fibre Award ceremonies, putting on your best suits, quaffing fizzy wine, big grins for the cameras…

    But it doesn’t change the reality that the Altnet market is simply saturated, there’s not enough customers to go around, it’s simply not sustainable, investors are starting to realise it’s not a viable business model.

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