Carillion JV takes Internet contract
By Sarah Ann McCay12 December 2013
A Carillion telent (60:40) joint venture has been appointed as a preferred supplier by British telecommunications group BT to support the delivery of its Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme to 33 Local Authority regions.
The Carillion telent will work with BT on the BDUK Programme for the next three and a half years under a contract that could be worth up to £500 million (€600 million) to the joint venture over this term, subject to performance.
The BDUK programme aims to deliver further improvements to the UK's broadband network, with particular emphasis on making super fast broadband available to rural communities.
Carillion telent will work as BT’s preferred supplier with 33 Local Authorities, with whom the telecommunications provider has secured contracts. The Carillion JV will deliver civil engineering, cabling, poling and other infrastructure services.
Carillion chief executive Richard Howson said, "We are delighted to have extended our relationship with BT with this contract for BDUK. I believe this reflects our commitment to providing high quality, value for money services and to building strong, long-term relationships with our customers."
The Carillion telent joint venture has been BT's preferred infrastructure services supplier since 2010.