Superfast Extension Programme

Client Network:

Contract Overview
Opals Group was appointed as a preferred supplier to Carillion telent JV to support the delivery of the BDUK Superfast Extension Programme to 5 local authority bid regions on behalf of the client, Openreach over a five-year period.

We provide a full turnkey service for technical network infrastructure engineering services across Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire & Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire & Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Oxfordshire local authority regions.

Based from our Peterborough head office, we support Carillion telent in the delivery of the BDUK programme which will deliver further improvements to the UK’s broadband network, with particular emphasis on making super-fast broadband available to rural communities.

We provide all elements of building and maintaining the external communications infrastructure, including installation of air-blown optical fibre spine cables and associated digital subscriber line access multiplexer fibre circuits and copper tie-in cables, exchange only cable rearrangement and distribution point reparenting.

To support the delivery of these structures we provide all associated ancillary services encompassing Temporary Traffic Management, Local Authority Liaison, Road Closures, Duct Blockage Repair, environmental duct de-silting and gully clearance services.

Project Services
Our teams of skilled engineers and project managers worked with our clients to deliver:

  • Duct Route Proving & Feasibility Surveys
  • Subduct & Blown Fibre Tube Installation
  • Air-blown Optical Fibre Installation
  • Core Spine & Access Fibre Build
  • Copper Tie Cables
  • DSLAM Fibre Circuits
  • Re-parenting Distribution Points
  • Temporary Traffic Management
  • Local Authority Liaison
  • Duct Blockage Repair
  • De-silt & Gully Suck Services
  • Testing & Commissioning

We deliver super-fast

network infrastructure

services across the UK


Access Fibre Installed


Structures Delivered