TELECOMS technology manufactured in Bodelwyddan will help deliver a full fibre network across the UK.

Openreach, the UK's largest digital network business, is investing in global network connectivity leader CommScope, based at Kinmel Park, to provide new innovative technology as it ramps up its build of the full fibre network.

CommScope has configured the NOVUX platform specifically for Openreach’s build programme and engineers will have access to NOVUX hardened terminals, designed to enhance health and safety with less time spent on the pole. Site visits can be achieved in a few hours with NOVUX.

As part of the collaboration, about 30 to 50 manufacturing engineers will be hired by the Denbighshire firm to assemble connectorised block terminals, the fibre connection point where individual fibres connect to a premise’s main fibre cable.

These can be found on top of a telephone pole or within a chamber in the ground.

Kevin Murphy, managing director for Fibre and Network Delivery at Openreach said investment in the nationwide engineering project is "second only to HS2".

“We place huge importance in our partner network and seek long-term and strategic collaborations," he said. "CommScope is a great example of this and this sustained partnership means we can be benefit from its teams’ skills and innovation to help us build Full Fibre even further.

"We’re also delighted that CommScope share our belief in investing locally and the NOVUX technology manufactured in Wales will empower our engineers to overcome complex engineering challenges across the UK."

The plan will be fundamental to the UK Government target of delivering ‘gigabit capable broadband’ to 85 per cent of UK by 2025.

Openreach will now build full fibre technology to a total of 25 million premises, including more than six million in the hardest-to-reach parts of the country.

Morgan Kurk, executive vice president at CommScope, said. “This initiative is an important part of the UK’s future, and we’re proud to be leading the charge with Openreach on their mission to maximise billions in investment in connecting specific local areas with dedicated Full Fibre networks.

“Our combined team of engineers, field technicians and staff are motivated by their role in making a difference to a flourishing start-up business or by ensuring families can stream high band-width content in their homes.”