Aberla Utilities partners Spanish telco experts for UK FTTP

Aberla Utilities partners Spanish telco experts for UK FTTP

07 September 2020 | Natalie Bannerman

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North West based Aberla Utilities, part of the Aberla Group, has entered into partnership with Spanish telecommunications experts, Gabitel Ingenieros.  

Under the terms of the four-year collaboration, the two will undertake the design, surveying and installation of national fibre network infrastructure across the UK. Aberla is on track to complete 500,000 fibre surveys in its first year.

“We are always looking to innovate and develop the services we provide for our clients,” said Paul McCarren, chief executive officer at the Aberla Group.

“Our partnership with Gabitel complements the existing fibre installation activities we are currently undertaking for multiple clients across the North of England.”

According to Ofcom the existing fibre infrastructure across the UK only accommodates access for 10% of premises. As a result, the telecoms sector is growing exponentially with Investment focused on projects aimed at meeting the government’s target of all homes having access to full fibre by 2025.

“Aberla has showcased a commitment to deliver on previous projects, and their desire to continuously innovate and develop their expertise outlines exactly why we were so keen to work with them,” added Rodrigo Delgado Diez, chief executive officer at Gabitel.

“The injection of investment into the UK’s fibre network infrastructure, alongside our aspirations and Abela’s expertise, lays the groundwork for an incredible partnership between our businesses.”

Based in Warrington, the Aberla Group is a Praetura Group and Northern Powerhouse backed business, which operates across the UK. It delivers telecoms, energy management, renewables and engineering services to many blue-chip companies, such as British Gas, Siemens, Eon and Domis.

While Gabitel has a client portfolio that includes multinational corporations, such as Telefónica, Vodafone, Orange, Nokia and Ezentis. It has been involved in connecting over 9 million homes to the fibre network across Europe and the Americas.