The Manchester-based technology company and internet provider Telcom has announced its North West expansion plans for 2020, which include growth across 50 buildings.
This news comes after the announcement that Telcom has become an Ofcom-regulated entity, which will enable the company to deploy its fibre infrastructure faster and more effectively.
Telcom already has fibre networks in Manchester, Liverpool and Blackpool. In 2020, it plans to bring its offer to more of the North West and the Midlands.
The Government aims to switch off copper-based networks by 2025, meaning that rolling out fibre will be necessary to support new technology and the growing demand for higher levels of connectivity, reliability, and bandwidth.
With this announcement, Telcom will be able to offer end-to-end connectivity services for its customers.
The company has already installed its Preconnect offer, which makes internet available for tenants in less than 24 hours, for Legal & General, Aviva, and JLL.
Sean Anstee, director of Telcom Infrastructure, said: “This is another massive step forward for us as a business, we are excited to be given these powers from Ofcom. Building fibre networks enables us to provide communities and businesses with access to affordable ultrafast internet, powered by our own fibre infrastructure network.
“We are looking to develop new networks across the North West in 2020. Our goal is to reduce costs and to facilitate broader access to services in areas once monopolised by a small number of providers.”