Borders firm nets ducting deal with BT broadband

Emtelle is a key supplier in BT's broadband roll-out. Picture: PA
Emtelle is a key supplier in BT's broadband roll-out. Picture: PA
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A BORDERS-BASED business has agreed a “multi-million-pound” contract extension with BT to support the roll-out of high-speed broadband networks.

Emtelle manufactures cable duct – the plastic piping that ­encases underground fibre ­cables – as well as other products at its twin plants in Hawick and Jedburgh.

The firm is a key supplier in BT’s broadband roll-out, with some 50 million metres of duct, sub-duct and “blown fibre” tubing provided during 2014. The contract extension is for four years.

Mads Hogfeldt, chief executive of Emtelle, said: “This reinforcement of our long-term relationship with BT will help us continue to grow our business and provide quality employment for more than 800 people, including 300 in Scotland.”

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