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The Kenton Group Announces New Business Unit: Kenton Optical & Fibre Technologies

4th April 2016 – Global network access specialist, The Kenton Group, has today announced that it is expanding on its already strong presence in providing network access, demarcation and connectivity solutions with the formation of ‘Kenton Optical and Fibre Technologies’.

Kenton’s new business unit will provide optical networking and fibre solutions and services to carriers, operators, service providers, enterprises and governmental organisations throughout the UK and EMEA. Heading up this new unit will be industry veteran Andy Howard whose extensive experience will bring a strong vision and focus to this new venture.
Kenton Optical and Fibre Technologies was created in response to customer demand for optical, OTN, WDM and 100G service delivery platforms and networking equipment. The addition of these capabilities to The Kenton Group portfolio will both expand its ability to provide solutions to the connectivity needs of its customers and allow it to address new customer segments.

Kenton Optical and Fibre Technologies will provide solutions both from existing partners that have long established relationships with The Kenton Group and also new high quality, high value partners.
Realising this vision will be Andy Howard. Mr Howard has worked in the optical networking industry since 1997 within engineering, product management and sales at companies including Nortel Networks, Transmode, BTI Systems and Cyan. Mr Howard’s extensive knowledge of optical and fibre technologies and experience with a wide range of operators, service providers, enterprise and public sector customers has helped them to implement these technologies in ways that have allowed them to meet their evolving business needs.

John Larkin, Managing Director of The Kenton Group, said “We are excited with the opportunities the new business unit will provide, enhancing our ability to offer a total network solution. Mr Howard’s exceptional experience and our creative engineering team will make a winning combination.”

About The Kenton Group


The Kenton Group, formerly known as Kenton Design & Technology, was founded in 1976 and today provides a wide range of innovative networking and connectivity solutions within the access and core networks, for carriers, operators, service providers, enterprise, utilities and governments worldwide. The portfolio extends from simple connectivity products through to complex optical and fibre technologies and Managed Service Delivery Solutions for the Telecoms market. Offering bespoke development for organisations’ unique requirements, either via its specialist in-house development team, building products to required specification or utilising best in breed technology from its partners. The Kenton Group delivers services in over 60 countries through its partner programme. Formed of five focused business units (Kenton Design & Technology, Kenton Distribution & Network Solutions, Kenton AccessNet, Kenton Data & Voice, Kenton Optical & Fibre Technologies) The Kenton Group’s aim is to become the preferred technology partner. We are driven by professional excellence and always place our clients at the centre of everything we do.