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Connected Britain: "More than just the rollout of full fibre and 5G"

Sep 22, 2021

by Gareth Williams, CEO of Gigaclear Wednesday 22 September 21 Total Telecom spoke to Gareth Williams, CEO at Gigaclear, to learn more about the biggest challenges when it comes to building a more connected Britain Please tell us a little about yourself and your current role at Gigaclear I am CEO at Gigaclear, the UK’s leading rural broadband provider. We are the Heineken beer of the UK infrastructure ISP industry. We seek to profitably build to the parts of the country other telcos can&rsquo… Please tell us a little about yourself and your current role at Gigaclear   I am CEO at Gigaclear, the UK’s leading rural broadband provider. We are the Heineken beer of the UK infrastructure ISP industry. We seek to profitably build to the parts of the country other telcos can’t, will not, and don’t want to reach. I met a Strategy Head in DHL, who told me the future of comms was optical and that the world would never be the same. I joined BT within 30 days, and one year later I was the Product Manager that landed the first Transatlantic Fibre Optic Cable in 1988. To me, Connected Britain means more than just the rollout of full fibre and 5G. It’s about connecting family, friends, businesses and communities, and ultimately closing the gaps and distance between us. What do you think are the biggest barriers when it comes to making the UK more digital? In my opinion, the biggest barrier is securing timely access to land to deliver our infrastructure. If a landowner simply ignores our requests to negotiate access to their land and there are no viable alternative routes, we are often forced to withdraw our investment in that area. This can have a domino effect that can result in us descoping whole communities from our build plans. However, the Government recently consulted on plans to address this issue and we look forward to hearing its proposals. From your perspective, what is the next big milestone for the UK telecoms industry and when do you hope to see it achieved? That is a great question. For me, the big one will be seeing if the Government can hit its 85% gigabit capable coverage goal by 2025. It’s certainly an ambitious goal, and it only gets harder as time goes on, as many operators will focus on the easiest to connect premises first. The UK's leading connectivity event, Connected Britain 2021 , is taking place right now! Follow #ConnectedBritain on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to keep up with the latest action!

Gareth Williams Investments

15 Investments

Gareth Williams has made 15 investments. Their latest investment was in Boundary Technologies as part of their Seed on May 5, 2021.

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Gareth Williams Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

5/26/2021

Seed

Boundary Technologies

$5.23M

Yes

1

5/13/2021

Angel

Maison Sport

$1.77M

Yes

1

4/1/2021

Series A

Craft Docs

$8M

Yes

1

6/16/2020

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

5/14/2020

Seed VC

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$99M

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Date

5/26/2021

5/13/2021

4/1/2021

6/16/2020

5/14/2020

Round

Seed

Angel

Series A

Seed VC

Seed VC

Company

Boundary Technologies

Maison Sport

Craft Docs

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$5.23M

$1.77M

$8M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

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Sources

1

1

1

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10

Gareth Williams Portfolio Exits

2 Portfolio Exits

Gareth Williams has 2 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Current Health on October 12, 2021.

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10/12/2021

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10/12/2021

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