Emtelle and GoFibre partner up to transform digital connectivity in Hawick
Emtelle, a global leader in the supply of passive network infrastructure has formed a partnership with Scottish independent broadband business GoFibre to construct a full-fibre network in Hawick.
This will provide the area with a full-fibre network that will allow businesses and communities to access speeds of up to 10Gbps, transforming the ability for residents to work effectively from home, and operate multiple devices simultaneously with no lag.
Emtelle will manufacture and supply GoFibre with the duct, sub-duct and fibre required to connect more than 8,000 premises.
The first partnership customers are set to be connected in Hawick this autumn.
Colin Kirkpatrick, Emtelle’s Solutions Director, said: “We are delighted to partner with GoFibre in bringing full-fibre connectivity to Hawick. At Emtelle, a Hawick and Jedburgh-based manufacturer that leads the world in the field of passive network solutions, we are especially proud to support this initiative and bring our world-leading technology to our hometown.
“Our partnership highlights the power of local businesses and suppliers working together. By manufacturing and supplying the essential duct, sub-duct and fibre solutions, we are proud to play a vital role in connecting more than 8,000 premises in Hawick and support the growth of the local economy.”
Neil Conaghan, GoFibre’s Chief Executive, said: “As a Duns-born business, it’s important we’re partnering with local, and well-respected, organisations where business equates to local jobs and opportunities; all whilst addressing carbon reduction since their kit is manufactured right on our doorstep.
“We’re looking forward to Hawick’s residents and businesses experiencing the benefits of improved digital connectivity later this year.”
Rachael Hamilton, MSP for Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, added: “It is fantastic news that so many Hawick residents will soon have access to a faster broadband network.
“I’m also excited to see Borders businesses working in partnership on such a critical issue to the local community as internet connectivity.”