Trooli signs fibre network equipment deal with Networks Centre

16 Sep 2021

UK-based full fibre broadband provider Trooli has inked a three-year supply deal with network infrastructure vendor Networks Centre worth around GBP11.6 million (USD16 million), under which the latter will provide equipment for the former’s ongoing fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) rollout. According to ISPreview, with Trooli’s network currently covering around 100,000 premises, it aims to increase that figure to 170,000 by end-2021, 400,000 a year later and one million by the end of 2024. Under the deal, Networks Centre will provide Trooli with 15,000km of its ultralight weight PIA fibre optic cabling (manufactured by STL), enabling the ISP to increase the speed at which it rolls out its network – from a current rate of 673km per quarter to 1,000km by as early as the spring of 2022.

Commenting on the matter, Trooli’s Regional Build Director, Christine McCabe, said: ‘Having recently secured an additional GBP67.5 million funding, and a long-term agreement with UK Power Networks, this three-year deal consolidates our most important supply chain artery and allows us to continue the rapid expansion of our network with confidence … We have been working with Networks Centre for the past 18 months and have developed an excellent relationship with them.’

United Kingdom, Trooli