Hyperoptic selects EXFO to accelerate fibre optic network deployment


Hyperoptic, a leading full fibre broadband provider, announced it has selected advanced network testing technology from EXFO Inc., the communications industry’s test, monitoring and analytics experts, to support its ambitious expansion plan across the United Kingdom.

Hyperoptic is a nationwide internet service provider (ISP) that installs and maintains its own dedicated fibre optic network. It services multi-dwelling units through to single houses across over 40 UK towns and cities, and it is expanding its footprint via its partnerships with over 250 developers and 50 councils.

Deployments of this scale require an approach that is focused on both a fast and high-quality rollout: a “first-time-right” build is essential for foundational network infrastructure. This approach also mitigates a major challenge to bottom lines in the form of costly return visits to fix connection problems—these additional “truck rolls” more than doubles the testing costs.1 With its cloud-based Nova Fiber solution, EXFO’s technology will not only equip Hyperoptic to build their network right the first time, it will also allow the service provider’s teams to detect and fix common issues at a single point of intervention in the network, with just one truck roll.

“We are delighted to partner with EXFO, a company as completely fixated on quality as we are. Building it right the first time with high-tech network testing means that we will not only serve today’s customers, but generations to come,” said John Rich, Head of Test and Diagnostics, Hyperoptic. “EXFO’s Nova Fiber technology is the best of both worlds in that it is an off-the-shelf solution that is also highly flexible and customizable to our exacting needs, tailored to our engineers’ existing applications. Our customers can be confident that a Hyperoptic-built, EXFO-tested network means they are getting the very best.”

“Hyperoptic needed world-class testing for a world-class broadband network. As with all our customers, we were committed to working closely with Hyperoptic to adapt our solutions to their unique ecosystem,” said Wim te Niet, Vice President, Sales – EMEA, EXFO. “Nova Fiber leverages EXFO’s 35 years of fibre optic testing expertise, providing unmatched visibility into the quality of the build. This view is especially critical when service providers partner with contractors. And once the network is built, Hyperoptic will be able to remedy any issues in the network with one quick sweep. This kind of technology is a win for customers and service providers alike.”

About EXFO
EXFO develops smarter test, monitoring and analytics solutions for fixed and mobile network operators, webscale companies and equipment manufacturers in the global communications industry. Our customers count on us to deliver superior network performance, service reliability and subscriber insights. They count on our unique blend of equipment, software and services to accelerate digital transformations related to fibre, 4G/LTE and 5G deployments. They count on our expertise with automation, real-time troubleshooting and big data analytics, which are critical to their business performance. We’ve spent over 35 years earning this trust, and today 1,900 EXFO employees in over 25 countries work side by side with our customers in the lab, field, data centre and beyond.

About Hyperoptic
Hyperoptic was founded in 2011 to shake up the UK broadband market with its “full” fibre optic technology. It offers consumers and businesses gigabit-capable broadband with average speeds of up to 900Mbps, which is over 11x faster than the UK average.

It works with property owners, developers and professionals, designing and installing dedicated fibre infrastructure to new buildings and existing developments. It focuses exclusively on high density urban areas.

The company has been awarded the ‘Best Superfast Broadband’ provider by the Internet Service Providers’ Association for six years running.  It has also been listed in the Sunday Times Sage Tech Track 100 for four years in a row. In the last year it’s been recognised as the ‘Fastest Ultrafast Provider (downloading)’ and ‘Fastest Ultrafast Provider (uploading)’ by the Broadband Genie awards and won both ‘The Service Award’ and ‘The Innovation Award’ at the inaugural Compare the Market Simples Awards.