Morrison Telecom Services (part of M Group Services) has bagged a contract to support Openreach's £12bn full fibre project.
Openreach’s full fibre network is currently available to more than three million homes and businesses across the UK and Morrison Telecom Services is one of nine partners to win contracts which will see that extended to at least a further two million premises.
As part of the contract, Morrison Telecom Services will be responsible for construction tasks such as surveying, building, testing and supporting Openreach to commission the network so that customers can place orders.
The company will build new infrastructure in Alloway, Beith, Kilbirnie, Maybole, Prestwick, Stewarton and Troon in Ayrshire; Midlothian in Scotland; Burton, Galgate, Hest Bank, Heysham, Lancaster and Morecambe in Lancashire; Basildon, Herongate, Purfleet and Thurrock in Essex; Adur in West Sussex and Medway in Kent.
There will also be additional build in previously announced locations including Edinburgh, Sheffield and Worthing.
Pat Carolan (pictured), MD of Morrison Telecom Services, said: “This contract award provides Morrison Telecom Services with an opportunity to play a key role in the delivery of ultrafast connectivity to homes and businesses in these local communities.
"The roll out programme will see our teams of engineers and support staff delivering full design, survey and build activities, including all civils-related works, from the exchange to the premises. Setting the highest performance standards in safety.”
Kevin Murphy, MD for Fibre and Network Delivery at Openreach, added: “Great connectivity is more important than ever, whether it’s to support home working, to keep in touch with family and friends, or to access digital services like health and education.
"Full Fibre broadband enables this in spades, and we’re ramping up our own efforts to build our new network to as many homes and businesses across the UK as we can.
“This is one of the largest infrastructure projects in the UK today, and if we’re going to deliver the enormous social, environmental and economic benefits that full fibre can bring, it’s important we can build the new network efficiently, safely and without compromising on quality.”