Folan eyes UK market with Mainframe acquisition

Share this on social media:

Passive equipment vendor, Folan is to acquire British counterpart, Mainframe Communications in a move designed to gain a greater foothold in the UK fibre market.

Created in 1988 and owned until now by founders, brothers Ian and Bill Carter, Mainframe Communications specialises in the design, assembly and distribution of passive optical equipment, solutions and connectivity for FTTx, industry, data centres and optical LAN.  The collaboration will provide a greater capacity to meet the needs of British clients.

As well as providing a foothold in the potentially lucrative UK market, the acquisition of Mainframe Communications will lead to an acceleration of Folan’s international operations, its contribution eventually increasing to 40 per cent of its income, compared with 15 per cent at present.

Ludovic Robert, President and CEO of Folan’s parent company, Groupe R&D said: ‘By gaining a foothold in the UK through Mainframe Communications, which is well-known and fully embedded in the country, we are continuing our project to expand both the group and Folan, strengthening the capacity of this national player and enabling it to seize the opportunities provided by the simmering fibre market in the UK.’

Image credit: Connected world/Shutterstock.com

16 November 2021

Image credit: metamorworks/Shutterstock.com

08 November 2021

Image credit: Connected world/Shutterstock.com

01 November 2021

Recent News

24 November 2021

Infrastructure provider GlobalConnect Sweden has reached an agreement with operator Telenor Sweden to acquire SDU fibre assets from the operator and its wholesale company, Open Universe.

16 November 2021

UK operator, Netomnia and ISP, YouFibre, have secured £123m in funding to support their national rollout of full-fibre broadband.

10 November 2021

Santec Corporation has acquired JGR Optics and OptoTest Corp.

08 November 2021

Deutsche Telekom has agreed a long-term partnership with IFM Investors, via the IFM Global Infrastructure Fund (IFM GIF) to bring gigabit-capable FTTH broadband to more than four million homes in rural Germany.