The search for a new operator to run and expand the Digital Region FTTC network in South Yorkshire is a major step closer to its conclusion with Bouygues Energies and Services (BYES) being selected as the preferred bidder, beating BT Wholesale Managed Services who were also in the running.
"The Board were impressed by the high quality of the submissions and are grateful for the diligent and comprehensive approach of both bidders.
The process is still ongoing and DRL will continue to negotiate with BYES to agree a contract ready for execution in the first quarter of 2013."David Cowell, Chief Operating Officer for Digital Region
BYES, formerly ETDE SA, is the Energy and Services Division of the Bouygues Construction Group, who operate in the energy, industry, the service sector, transport, the environment and telecom sectors.