We’re WestWiFi, a trading style of Hailie Limited. We started providing wireless broadband following 5 years of research and development, testing equipment and pushing the limitations of our technology. We launched in February 2018 serving a small community in Watchet with superfast broadband with speeds up to 50Mbps.
With it’s success, we began deploying our network to more areas, testing speeds of up to 100Mbps and developing a new smart home phone system. By reinvesting all our profits, we were able to grow some more, trialing up to 300Mbps broadband and offering businesses and small enterprise more choice in terms of speed, quality, resiliency and disaster recovery.
In 2019, we restructured the company, creating WestNetworks Innovations Limited to build and maintain our network of communication assets. This was in order to attract partnerships, investment and acquire operational assets faster.
By collaborating with competitors helps speed up deployments by injecting much needed funds. It also drives completion and enhancing value for money. We quickly signed up our first wholesale customer, co-locating their equipment on our mast so they could connect their customers to their network, through our mast with backup power, security and dedicated bandwidth.
While looking for potential sites, we saw an advertisement for an ex mobile phone mast in a prime location near Taunton. It was decommissioned as part of the creation of MBNL, the shared network collaboration with Three & EE and within 24 hours of the advert going live, the lease was signed and it was ours.
As part of a major £30,000 investment for network upgrades, we’re pleased to say their on track to go live in August 2020, we quickly started designing and planning the perfect network to connect our Taunton POP’s (points of presence’s) out across the moors towards Street & Glastonbury.
In May 2020, we finalised an acquisition of SWWISP, a competitor operating in West Sedgemoor, which compliments our coverage around Somerset and is due to be upgraded in August 2020 too.
Then Covid-19 reached the UK and we started suffering supply chain delays and workforce reductions. In response, we’re pleased to announce as of June 2020, we’ve signed a new lease on a new office to accommodate planned workforce growth with a planned two full time and three part time roles being created shortly.
We’re working as hard as we can to deliver the best broadband service for our customers, at the best price. If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with us by calling 0800 6 102109 or email firstname.lastname@example.org