Reading-based Cellnex UK partners with internet service provider to bring broadband to 53,000 homes – Reading Today Online
CELLNEX UK, a Reading-based telecommunications infrastructure provider, has partnered with Quickline Communications to bring broadband to over 50,000 homes.
The two companies have worked together to install infrastructure in remote areas of northern England, such as remote rural communities on the North Yorkshire moors.
Cellnex is the largest independent telecommunications infrastructure provider in the UK. It has served emergency services, wind farms and utility providers, and extends its support to isolated communities.
The milestone of over 50,000 comes as national Get Online Weeks begin in the UK, which aims to reduce digital exclusion and encourage improved digital skills.
Paul Stonadge, Commercial Director of Cellnex UK, said: “Cellnex UK is integral to the successful deployment of wireless connectivity across the UK. We work with key partners such as Quickline to deliver connectivity and services that contribute to socio-economic growth and help us bring connectivity to everyone, everywhere in the UK.
Mark Seward, Director of Fixed Wireless Operations for Quickline, said: “We have now commissioned 50 of the Cellnex UK sites where we will install our technology and are actively looking to identify additional sites in the future.
“At this point, we can connect over 53,000 additional properties and tens of thousands of additional homes and businesses will benefit from super-fast capacity over the next few years.”
He also said it was important for companies to work together to mitigate climate change and accelerate deployment in rural communities.
He continued: “By using existing masts and towers, we ensure that we keep our carbon footprint to a minimum.
“As a company, we are always aware of our environmental impact when planning and building our own infrastructure, so if we can collaborate with other companies, we will.
“This is why our partnership with Cellnex is an important part of our overall business strategy. It also means we can accelerate the deployment of ultra-fast broadband for our customers, because we don’t always have to build new masts from scratch.
“Furthermore, by realizing these savings, we can invest in other areas with poor connectivity and little infrastructure.”