Avonline Networks, a part of M Group Services’ Telecom Division, is helping to deliver a Welsh digital revolution, bringing Gigabit-capable broadband to homes and businesses across south Wales.
In partnership with Ogi, Wales' home-grown broadband company, Avonline’s work is going from strength-to-strength, working across even more of Ogi’s towns and villages, providing improved access to full fibre broadband and the wider socio-economic benefits that come with better connectivity.
Avonline is delivering full fibre network connectivity to 52,000 homes and businesses across south Wales as part of a broader first phase £200m infrastructure roll-out project, to provide full fibre broadband to 150,000 premises across south Wales within the next five years.
Awarded a five-year contract with the new broadband provider in 2021, this further expansion, after a year of success and growth, will increase Avonline’s business for Ogi three-fold.
Avonline has been working in partnership with Ogi to roll-out Gigabit-capable broadband in Abergavenny, Monmouth and Chepstow as part of ambitious plans to provide communities in Wales with fast, affordable and reliable connectivity.
Following the success of the first-year roll-out, Avonline is set to extend its partnership with Ogi and start work to enable many more communities to benefit from Gigabit-capable speeds, from as early as December this year.
As part of the ongoing partnership, Avonline has increased employment in the Monmouthshire area, recruiting local people into skilled and highly skilled roles across the team. It is expected that further new jobs will be created as the partnership expands.
With over 25 years’ expertise in designing, building and maintaining fibre networks, Avonline is a turn-key specialist in delivering high-quality communications networks that connect millions of properties across the UK.
Neil Harris, Head of Network Build for Avonline, said: “We are proud to be a partner to this broadband success story which is delivering for towns and villages right across south Wales.
“We will continue to draw on our extensive full fibre network roll-out experience and capabilities in our extended partnership with Ogi that will deliver a significantly enhanced broadband service for people and businesses across the region.
“These works will bring a range of benefits to local communities including an enhanced full fibre broadband service and new digital opportunities for work, learning, leisure, and wellbeing, as well as considerable environmental benefits.”
Ogi’s Chief Delivery Officer, Steve Cooper, said: “As one of a cluster of partners helping us deliver an ambitious full fibre programme here in Wales, Avonline bring a wealth of experience to our delivery programme.
“Iconic communities right across south Wales are bursting with innovation and creativity. They deserve the best connectivity to help them realise their potential and Avonline is helping us deliver in these communities much faster than we could do alone.”