Netomnia announces £21 million full fibre investment in Hamilton

Feb 14, 2022

Netomnia the UK’s fastest-growing wholesale fibre broadband operator, has today announced that its full fibre multi-gigabit network has commenced its rollout in Hamilton as Netomnia’s second rollout location in Scotland.

Netomnia will provide Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband infrastructure to almost 70,000 premises in Hamilton, delivering access to its robust and reliable broadband network with an investment of almost £21 million into the South Lanarkshire area.

As Scotland’s tech sector continues to grow at a fast pace, the deployment of ultrafast and reliable broadband infrastructure will be vital for a range of sectors including multi-nationals, high growth companies, SMEs and start-ups, as well as the growing work-from-home population.

Alan O’Prey, Managing Director at Netomnia, commented: “As we build on our journey to connect as many towns and cities as possible with full fibre capabilities, being able to do so in a timely and non-invasive way remains high on the agenda for Netomnia. Hamilton has a rich heritage of impressive and historic buildings. By using existing underground ducting and overhead infrastructure, we are able to provide the technology swiftly and in a way that minimises disruption.”

The company is partnering with KN Circet to roll out its broadband infrastructure, allowing for a strong speed of deployment and execution capability, using cutting edge optical solutions.

Netomnia secured £123 million in funding to support its rollout strategy at the end of 2021 and aims to reach one million premises by 2023.

Netomnia makes wholesale connectivity available to Internet Service Providers (ISPs), building the infrastructure for their broadband services. Its broadband infrastructure supports symmetrical (equal upload and download speeds) multi-gigabit services up to 10 Gbps (10,000 Mbps) using XGS-PON technology; this means ISPs using Netomnia’s network will be able to offer their customers reliable ultrafast speeds for decades to come.