Brsk helped by Xantaro in the FTTH expansion




Nokia and Juniper Networks technology and expertise for FTTH expansion starting in West Yorkshire

UK based network integrator Xantaro today announced their support to new broadband provider Brsk Limited in their FTTH rollout across the UK. Brsk has set out to bring high-capacity full fibre connections directly into the homes of previously underserved communities and regions. Currently, Brsk is rolling out its gigabit fibre network to tens of thousands of homes in the West Yorkshire region. The first homes and buildings in the towns of Bingley and Keighley have been lit and already benefit from the new Brsk gigabit internet services. More households will follow in North Bradford and across more recently announced areas of Burnley and Accrington by the end of 2021. Xantaro consults and accompanies Brsk with many years of experience in the planning and implementation of high-performance infrastructure; supporting Brsk’s rollout of FTTX networks based on the technology of Xantaro partners, Nokia and Juniper Networks.

Multi-vendor infrastructure delivered by Xantaro

Brsk relies on Xantaro for the supply of its new FTTH network infrastructure. Xantaro supplies high-performance infrastructure components for the project through a single source, from multiple vendors: Juniper Networks IP technology is used for the national distribution network and core IP network, while Nokia’s XGSPON technology is used for the FTTH OLT/ONT components. XGSPON is a highly scalable PON standard (Passive Optical Networking), working at 10 Gbit/s in both directions to enable symmetric end-customer internet access services.

Jointly laying the foundation for future growth

“The Brsk Full Fibre network is a powerful and future-proof infrastructure,” said Mark Hutchinson, Managing Director of Xantaro UK Ltd and CSO of the Xantaro Group. “Nokia fibre technology is highly scalable and can be managed in an automated way. It, therefore, creates a reliable foundation for the future business development of Brsk as well.”
“We are very pleased,” says Steve Glendinning, CTO at Brsk, “that in Xantaro, we have found an experienced partner for our national FTTH rollout, and we are able to source key components from a single source. We feel well prepared for future growth as our FTTH rollout continues into new regions across the country.”

About Brsk

Brsk Limited is an FTTP broadband operator installing a new full-fibre broadband network to homes and businesses across underserviced areas of the UK. Brsk installs, operates and maintains the fibre network. It also provides best-in-class consumer ISP services with no contracts, flexible packages and affordable pricing.

The UK has one of the lowest rates of access to full-fibre Internet in Europe, primarily due to a reliance on part-copper cabling rather than high-speed fibre optic. For this reason, the UK suffers from lower-than-average speeds and fares worse in terms of value for money, coming 23rd of the 29 countries in Europe and ranking 81st worldwide. Brsk intends to change that with their excellent customer service, and their full, fast fibre.

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