Avonline Networks, a part of M Group Services Telecom Division, is delighted to be helping Virgin Media O2 deliver vital telecom infrastructure to premises in South West, South Wales and North East by 2028, supporting its drive to extend its total fibre footprint up to 23 million premises. Avonline will be delivering all consumer pre-enablement, business connections, civils and Emergency Restoration Services (ERS) for the south coast and the south of London telecom franchises for the next five years.
This contract cements a strong and positive 30-year collaborative partnership between Avonline and Virgin Media O2. It also reflects Avonline’s delivery in three out of nine regions across the UK.
Richard Hale, Avonline Managing Director, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for Avonline Networks. We are proud to be partner of choice for Virgin Media O2, supporting the build and maintenance of their Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) and Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network, helping them to deliver their ambition of 23 million premises by the end of 2028.
“In line with our existing performance, we are completing around 3,500 customer connections each month within our expanded footprint. We are also expanding our workforce and further developing our people, enhancing our capability and delivery.
“Being part of M Group Services has supported our expansion and established the business as a leading specialist provider in telecom FTTP network design, build, installation and maintenance.”
As part of this contract award around 240 people have transferred to Avonline.