Gigabit infrastructure business speeds up expansion plans

The CEO of broadband infrastructure specialist NYnet has set out the firm’s future plans for growth, eight months after stepping into the role.

Alastair Taylor, who was appointed CEO of the North Yorkshire firm in January, said recent investment in NYnet’s technology and sales teams means it is now positioned to create more new jobs and expand its gigabit fibre network to support the growth of the region’s digital economy.

NYnet first started the deployment of its high speed fibre infrastructure in North Yorkshire 15 years ago and connects the majority of the county’s schools, hospitals, GPs and local authority buildings.

It was also behind the recent installation of free public wi-fi in 20 towns, in partnership with North Yorkshire County Council.

The technology company’s installation team is now preparing to lay gigabit capable full fibre to a number of business parks around the county, including sites in Harrogate, Skipton, Boroughbridge, Stokesley and Knaresborough.

Taylor said: “Reliable, high speed broadband connectivity to key business hubs in our region is still not a given and we want to change that by replicating the robust infrastructure we have implemented for public services to put our regional economy on a firm footing.”

NYnet employs 20 people and recently appointed Amie Muirhead to help drive business to business sales. The firm is actively recruiting for technical staff to service its growing network.

Taylor said growth is also being achieved through strategic partnerships with local specialists, including Yorkshire cyber security experts Boxphish.

“We are also teaming up with telecoms and other technology providers to offer a wider range of services to our public and private sector customers,” he said.

He added that because NYnet owns and manages its network allows it greater flexibility in what it can offer to businesses.

“Over the years we have built this infrastructure in the ground ourselves and we maintain it in-house, which gives us a unique level of control over the service we provide, the flexibility and quality of our broadband packages and the way we support customers,” he explained.

Alastair said growth so far had come from the public sector and he admitted the shift to private sector has demanded a completely different approach. Since stepping into the role of CEO he has overseen a full rebrand.

“Creating a new corporate identity and refocusing on our core values has helped prepare us to embrace the opportunities that lie ahead and position ourselves for the next stage in the NYnet journey,” he said.