Gigaclear selects Danish DKT as supplier of gateways for ultrafast fibre broadband to rural Britain
16. December 2019
Ultrafast rural broadband network operator, Gigaclear, has chosen Danish manufacturer DKT as a supplier of fibre optical termination and gateway products as part of its rollout to provide full fibre broadband to rural locations in the UK.
Gigaclear’s state-of-the-art full fibre network currently covers over 85,000 homes and businesses in 22 counties across Central and Southern England. The company is in a phase of substantial growth, with plans to connect over 300,000 properties within the next three years through a combination of its own commercial investment and government-subsidised rural broadband programme funds.
Charl Tintinger, Chief Technical Officer, Gigaclear said, “We want to make a full fibre connection available to rural communities which is ultra-fast and ultra-reliable. DKT’s ability to adapt to local requirements and their fast responsiveness is important to us. We have been impressed by their professionalism and enthusiasm, which is reflected in their innovative products.”
DKT A/S is a Danish manufacturer, supplying the broadband industry with innovative products, such as fibre optical home gateways delivering up to 10Gb/s, for more than 40 years. The unique design and functionality of the DKT gateways makes it possible to have a much more flexible broadband connection which results in a higher performance – both in home installations and in operations. Gigaclear will start rolling out the DKT gateways in the coming months.
“We see Gigaclear being one of the most innovative and interesting new broadband operators in all of Europe and we are naturally very proud that they have selected our gateways for their further rollout. We will do our utmost to support Gigaclear in their upgrade of rural Britain to ultrafast fibre broadband” says Christian Emborg, CEO of DKT A/S.
Gigaclear designs, builds and operates a full fibre, ultrafast broadband network in rural areas across central and southern England. Established in 2010, our network now reaches more than 200 communities across 20 counties – and growing. We are working hard to provide rural properties, farms and businesses with the UK’s best broadband speeds. Gigaclear’s full fibre ultrafast network transforms communities by allowing residents to benefit from fast, reliable broadband speeds in an ever-progressive online world.
Gigaclear designs and builds its new networks to rural communities where there is a need for better broadband using commercial investment. In some communities we are working with Local Bodies to deliver this essential service with subsidy under the Building Digital UK (BDUK) scheme.
Gigaclear Ltd is principally owned by Infracapital, a leading European Infrastructure investor