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Connexin onboards two new contractors to complete its network build across all of Hull in 2023, fuelling its mission to pass 500,000 premises

Hull-based IoT and digital Infrastructure specialist, Connexin, has announced the onboarding of two new Tier 1 contractors to accelerate its rapidly increasing Full Fibre network expansion, bringing the business one step closer to achieving its key milestone of half a million broadband-connected homes.


The two new organisations selected by Connexin, have Tier 1 contractor status achieved from decades of experience delivering large-scale infrastructure projects sector wide. MAP Group, a leading independent provider of professional technology services and SCD Group, a multi-discipline infrastructure contractor, will work closely with Connexin to fully complete the Fibre to the Premise (FTTP) expansion across all of Hull and key areas of the East Riding of Yorkshire by December 2023, aiming to cover virtually every single home and business.


The news follows on from the launch of the Connexin SmartHome App – the latest offering from Connexin to enhance the broadband experience for homeowners by allowing Wi-Fi network and security to be managed directly on their mobile phone.


As a result of the rapid network expansion, Connexin has experienced a substantial increase in its market share in Hull, establishing itself as one of the leading alt-net providers in the region and recently being recognised as one of the Top 100 Fastest Growing Tech Companies in the Northern Tech Awards. This expansion has not only bolstered Connexin’s position but also empowered customers by offering a wider range of choices in the broadband market.


Furqan Alamgir, CEO and Co-Founder of Connexin said:


“Our Full Fibre build has progressed spectacularly since we announced our plans to roll-out in Hull, we’ve seen thousands of customers get connected and finally given our community true broadband choice.


We cannot wait to see the rest of Hull and East Yorkshire reap the benefits of broadband that delivers more than just a connection, and instead offers a full online experience. With the recent launch of our SmartHome App, our customers can control their Wi-Fi network using their mobile phone, something residents of Hull haven’t previously been able to do.


We’re excited to work with SCD Group and MAP Group given their experience as Tier 1 contractors to deliver our best-in-class Fibre network build. Our goal has always been to invest in our city, improve services for residents and create jobs locally – collaborating with these contractors is a key part of achieving these goals.


Completing our Hull and East Yorkshire build will be a key milestone in Connexin’s journey to become one of the biggest alt-nets in the North, bringing new and better broadband infrastructure within reach of over 500,000 homes and businesses in the region.”


Matty Carlin, Director at MAP Group commented:


“Map Group (UK) Limited is delighted to be partnering with Connexin to deliver this new fibre network build project. This is a fantastic opportunity for us as a company to further enhance our client base throughout the UK. We are really looking forward to developing our partnership with Connexin further in the coming years.”

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Connexin Team and MAP Group team at the Hull headquarters

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About Connexin · Founded in Hull in 2006, Connexin is an innovative and disruptive technology company specialising in building and operating award-winning Smart City infrastructure to support the Internet of Things. · Connexin is on a mission to connect the real world with the digital world to improve the way we live. · Connexin in partnership with Cisco and Newcastle City Council has helped deliver the UK’s smartest street, which was announced at the Great Exhibition of the North. · Connexin was recently named one of the Top 100 Fastest-Growing Technology Companies in the Northern Tech Awards. · In October 2017 Connexin announced it had secured a £10m investment to rapidly scale up and expand its Smart City operations. · Since September 2021, Connexin has been backed by investors PATRIZIA (formerly Whitehlem Capital) to fund their full fibre network builds. · Connexin connected their first customer to the new fibre network in early January 2022. · Connexin recently announced that they were offering the fastest speeds in Hull, releasing a 2Gbps (2000Mbps) package. About MAP Group Map Group is one of the leading independent providers of professional technology services to the UK communications sector. Map provides a range of services to network operators, service providers, utility providers, private enterprises and public bodies. About SCD Group SCD Group is a specialist multi-discipline contractor delivering infrastructure projects for over 20 years and a proven track record of facilitating multi-million pound schemes in conjunction with blue chip companies, across a variety of sectors including Construction, Renewable Energy and Utilities.

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