Carillion-telent will provide support services for BT's Openreach network

The support services joint venture Carillion-telent has signed a contract worth in the region of £1bn.

The seven-year agreement with BT’s local access network business, Openreach, will see the joint venture provide nationwide support services, including engineering and maintenance.

Services will also involve the delivery of support and installation, and asset management and maintenance across Openreach’s five regions – London and Home Counties, the south east, midlands, Wales and the west, the north and Scotland.

The integrated joint venture will be a 60:40 Carillion-telent partnership.