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  • 17 Oct 2022
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  • UK

Cellnex UK and Quickline partnership brings access to lightning fast broadband to 53,000 more properties

Northern England, 17 October 2022 –  Cellnex UK and rural internet providers Quickline Communications are celebrating providing access to lightning fast broadband to 53,000 more homes and businesses in the first year of their partnership.

Last year, the two firms joined forces in a deal that allowed Quickline to use Cellnex UK’s towers and infrastructure to install equipment to deliver lightning fast broadband to properties in isolated areas across the north of England, including remote communities in the North Yorkshire Moors.

As the UK’s largest independent infrastructure provider, Cellnex UK also serves the Emergency Services, Wind Farms, RADAR and utility providers, underlining how vital connectivity is to everyone in the 21st century.

The milestone comes as national Get Online Week begins in the UK, a campaign run by Good Things Foundation that aims to reduce digital exclusion and encourage people to develop their digital skills. With more than 1 in 20 households having no form of internet access, partnerships like Cellnex UK and Quickline are crucial in closing the digital divide in the UK.

Paul Stonadge, Commercial Director, Cellnex UK, said: “Cellnex UK is integral to the successful roll-out of wireless connectivity throughout the UK. We are working with key partners such as Quickline to deliver connectivity and services that contribute to socio-economic growth and help us bring connectivity to everyone, everywhere in the UK.”

Mark Seward, Director of Fixed Wireless Operations for Quickline, said: “We have now commissioned 50 of Cellnex UK’s sites where we will install our technology and are actively looking to identify further sites in the future.  At this point,  we can connect over 53,000 more properties and tens of thousands more homes and businesses will have lightning fast capability over the next few years.”

As a hi-tech company at the forefront of 5G rollout, Quickline says it’s important for companies to work together when they can, to mitigate climate change as well as to speed up the rollout to rural communities. Mark Seward continued: “By using existing masts and towers, we ensure we keep our carbon footprint to a minimum.  As a company, we are always mindful of our environmental impact when planning and building our own  infrastructure, so if we can collaborate with other firms we will do.  That’s why our partnership with Cellnex is an important factor in our overall business strategy.  It also means that we can speed up the rollout of lightning fast broadband to our customers because we do not have to always build brand new masts from scratch.  In addition, by making those savings, we can invest in other areas with poor connectivity and little infrastructure.”

About Cellnex UK

Cellnex is Europe and the UK’s largest and fastest-growing independent owner and operator of wireless telecoms infrastructure and is integral to the successful roll-out of 5G. With the wireless infrastructure foundation that we deliver across rural and urban areas, Cellnex UK connects everyone, everywhere. Our networks and solutions are built to be fit for now and the future so that the UK can prosper. We are a business built on commercial and technical innovation, ambition and sustainable growth. We offer customers the commitment to neutrality and the economic benefits of shared infrastructure.

For more information: www.cellnex.co.uk

About Cellnex Telecom

The efficient deployment of next-generation connectivity is essential to drive technological innovation and accelerate inclusive economic growth. Cellnex Telecom is the independent wireless telecommunications and broadcasting infrastructure operator that enables operators to access Europe’s most extensive network of advanced telecommunications infrastructure on a shared-use basis, helping to reduce access barriers for new operators and to improve services in the most remote areas.

Cellnex manages a portfolio of more than 138,000 sites –including forecast roll-outs up to 2030– in Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Portugal, Austria, Denmark, Sweden and Poland. Cellnex’s business is structured in four major areas: telecommunications infrastructure services; audiovisual broadcasting networks, security and emergency networks and solutions for smart urban infrastructure and services management (Smart cities and the “Internet of Things” (IoT)).

The company is listed on the continuous market of the Spanish stock exchange and is part of the selective IBEX 35 and EuroStoxx 100 indices. It is also present in the main sustainability indexes, such as CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project), Sustainalytics, FTSE4Good, MSCI and Standard Ethics. Cellnex’s reference shareholders include Edizione, GIC, TCI, Blackrock, CPP Investments, CriteriaCaixa, Wellington Management Group, Capital Group, FMR and Norges Bank.

For more information: https://www.cellnex.com   

Quickline is focused on delivering improved broadband connectivity in rural areas of the North of England and beyond, where a significant digital divide remains and many hundreds of thousands of premises are in desperate need of increased broadband speeds.

The East Yorkshire-based firm is an innovative, forward-thinking Internet Service Provider (ISP) with its heritage in fixed wireless, but its network includes increasing amounts of full fibre connectivity, as well as rural-delivered 5G technology. Its aim is to be the leading UK-dedicated, rural broadband infrastructure provider, delivering innovative, flexible and hybrid solutions that can address the millions of premises ignored by previous commercial rollouts for many years to come. They believe in ultrafast internet for all, no matter where you live or work.

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