(Abingdon, Oxfordshire 25th June 2019) – Rural, full fibre network provider, Gigaclear, has appointed James Lowther as Chief Marketing Officer as the business continues to strengthen its senior management team.
James joins from Swedish broadband, TV and mobile provider Tele2 where, most recently, he was Commercial and Product Director for Broadband and TV and oversaw the launch of Com Hem Mobile and FMC. Prior to this, James ran the Business to Consumer division for Com Hem and successfully led the consumer business through a period of growth and modernisation of its portfolio, including the launch of the Android-based TV Hub and 1200 Mbit/s Broadband.
With a wealth of commercial experience in the technology, media and telecoms industry, including working for UK operators BT and Virgin Media, James will head up Gigaclear’s robust sales and marketing team as they deliver the company’s marketing strategy and support the business’ substantial growth targets.
Commenting on the appointment, Gareth Williams, Chief Executive Officer at Gigaclear, said: “We are very pleased to welcome James on board as Chief Marketing Officer and are confident that his extensive knowledge of the telecoms industry will prove invaluable to Gigaclear as the company rolls out its ultrafast broadband network and strives to provide the best possible customer experience.”
James Lowther added: “I am delighted to be joining Gigaclear who have a vital role to play in the digital transformation of rural Britain. The team has made a great start to this journey and I’m looking forward to helping accelerate the growth and development of the business.”
Gigaclear designs, builds and operates full fibre, Ultrafast broadband networks in rural areas. Established in 2010, our network now reaches more than 200 communities across 20 counties – and growing. We are working hard to reach our target of connecting 500,000 premises by 2022 which will provide rural residential and business properties with the UK’s best broadband and allow them to work, communicate, play and study anytime – all the time.
Gigaclear builds new networks using two investment models. Our first communities were connected using investor funds and we continue to invest commercially in rural communities where there is a demand for better broadband. Our second investment model is under the BDUK (Broadband Delivery UK) scheme, working with Local Bodies where we bid for and may be awarded a contract that part subsidises the build of new superfast broadband networks.
Gigaclear Ltd is principally owned by Infracapital, a leading European Infrastructure investor.