Full fibre UK broadband ISPs Hyperoptic and Gigaclear have once again made it into the Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 for 2019, which is a league table of Britain’s top 100 private technology companies with the fastest-growing sales over the latest 3 years. But they have both fallen in rank.
According to the Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 page, Hyperoptic is ranked 51st with 667 staff and an average 3 year sales growth of 86.60% (they were ranked 26th last year and 17th the year before). By comparison Gigaclear is ranked above them in 49th with 240 staff and an average 3 year sales growth of 87.19% (they were ranked 23rd last year).
In the 19 years that Teck Track has run, only 20 companies have been listed for three consecutive years and just 1% of all companies to have been featured. Obviously that’s a very good result for Hyperoptic and Gigaclear also did well, particularly given thee latter’s recent struggles with deployment.
Dana Tobak CBE, MD and CEO of Hyperoptic, said:
“We’re thrilled to have been listed again. This is a recognition of our role in leading the charge to Gigabit Britain and our success in making full fibre the UK’s broadband infrastructure of choice. Nine years ago, Hyperoptic was just an idea – now we employ over 1,300 staff and offer our hyperfast connectivity across 50 UK cities.”
We should point out that a number of other telecom related companies also feature in this year’s table. Light Source, which helps design and build fibre-optic broadband networks for major ISPs, is ranked 18th and plan.com, which is a service provider for O2 (i.e. packages minutes, texts and data under its own brand), is ranked 28th.
Finally, the imaginatively named Internet Mobile Communications (IMC), which is as a mobile app for international calls and messages, has been ranked 23rd.