A LOCAL telecommunications company hopes to take the next step in its journey after being named a finalist for a prestigious award. Fiber 1 has come a long way since its inception in 2017, and the company’s appearance at the highly regarded Comms National Awards (CNA) in London on October 13, 2022 should provide further proof of that.
The company’s relatively short running time only makes its consistent ability to reach the finals in UK telecom prices all the more impressive.
CNA’s nomination follows Fiber 1 recently coming highly recommended at the Channel Champions Awards at Regents Park in 2022 and winning UK Reseller of the Year at the Comms Business Awards in 2021. “We are delighted to to be a finalist at such a prestigious awards ceremony,” said COO Lynn Stewart.
“It’s a huge achievement to be recognized nationally by a panel of well-known industry leaders.
“Fibre 1 has faced stiff competition in the UK telecommunications industry and were delighted to bring the price down to
Scotland on behalf of the Fiber 1 team.”
Fiber 1, headquartered at Forres Enterprise Park, has grown from two to nine employees and expects new hires in 2022. The company has just expanded and opened a new office, right in the heart of Edinburgh, on St Andrew’s Square. The opening of the new office in Edinburgh represents an expansion into new territory for the company, as it seeks to bring its knowledge, excellent support and telecommunications expertise to potential customers and channel partners across the central belt of Scotland.
Dietmar Wand, Head of Channel and Business Development, Fiber 1, said: “It is great to join Fiber 1 at an exciting time of channel growth.
“The company recently developed a new FTTP/fiber portal, and we are now preparing to launch extremely exciting channel connectivity products in the near future.
“Fiber 1 prides itself on offering excellent prices, an excellent selection of fiber optic networks, self-service portals and world-class project managers. In my new role, I will ensure that we continue to deliver that. »
Stewart Macdonald, Managing Director, added: “While we have established several great partnerships and relationships, there remains an untapped market for excellent fixed and mobile connectivity from a trusted source.
“We have known Dietmar for many years and are convinced that it will be an excellent addition to our growing distribution business.”
Fiber 1 also provided connectivity and VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) services to a growing direct customer base, with over 350 customers not only in Moray and the Highlands, but across the UK.
Having recently completed complex fiber installations at the Port of Dover for DFDS. Other clients include MOWI, Orbex, Gleaner, New Cairn Distillery (Grantown) to name a few.
Fiber 1 also has a presence in London through its membership of Scotland House, which provides flexible office workspace, allowing the company to keep abreast of all the latest technologies and advanced communications capabilities. This enables the company to provide best-in-class communication and connectivity solutions to local customers.
Fiber 1 has recently added Business Mobiles to its portfolio, at very competitive rates.
“Fantastic deals will be offered on unlimited data sims, customers will get insight into usage across three major mobile networks – EE, Vodafone and O2 – with full flexibility while switching networks and a seamless process in case breach of contract.
“Enterprises will also have a dedicated account manager to ensure ongoing local Fiber 1 support. All mobile requirements will be handled for the customer.
“As part of the new mobile offering, there will be bespoke and tailored tariffs, and all mobile needs will be managed locally for customers.
“There will be an invoice expense tool, to keep employers informed of employee data usage, and of course there will be support and advice from members of the Fiber 1 support team. .”
While the focus is on ever-broadening horizons, Fiber 1 is proud to be a local company and will continue to support local customers first.
“We are looking to continue the positive growth in the market while continuing to provide positive recruitment of high quality jobs in the region.
“We want to reinvest as much as possible in our region.”
On growing the business, Lynn added, “We have fantastic customer support and communication skills, and we don’t outsource.
“Whether it’s marketing, billing or support, it’s all handled internally, so it’s a much more personal experience and, in our opinion, better for the customer.”
Fiber 1 also has affiliate partnerships with football clubs, which gives revenue back to the clubs’ community development programs.
Fiber 1 have been delighted to extend their short film sponsorship for the next three seasons for Elgin City Football Club.
Other clubs the partnership is affiliated with are Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC, Ross County FC and, just launched, new schemes with Brora Rangers FC and Dundee FC.
Fiber 1 also actively supports Moray School Bank, providing their connectivity and VoIP phone system free of charge on an annual basis.
Given the current cost of living crisis, this charity works tirelessly to help families in Moray.
Additionally, Fiber 1 supports as many good local causes as possible, including MFR Cash for Kids, and targeted initiatives throughout the year.
Fiber 1 truly believes in a positive approach to social responsibility and applauds reinvestment in the local community and good causes.