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Mubadala commits further £300m to CityFibre

CityFibre, the UK’s independent Full Fibre platform and carrier-neutral operator, has announced a further equity commitment of £300 million (€360m) from its existing shareholder, Mubadala Investment Company. This equity investment will support CityFibre’s accelerated growth plans and enable participation in Building Digital UK’s (BDUK) ‘Project Gigabit’ rural programme. Under the infrastructure vertical of the UAE–UK […]

March 22, 2022

CityFibre partners with STL

CityFibre, the UK’s independent Full Fibre platform, has signed a strategic multi-year, multi-million-pound deal with STL, an integrator of digital networks. The partnership will see STL supply CityFibre with high fibre count Celesta Intelligently Bonded Ribbon [IBR] Cables with Stellar bend-insensitive fibre and ribbon optimised joint enclosures. CityFibre is on track with its £4 billion […]

March 4, 2022

Vodafone expands CityFibre partnership

UK multiplay telco Vodafone is set to become Britain’s largest full fibre broadband provider following a deal signed with digital infrastructure platform CityFibre. Vodafone says it will offer full fibre to more homes than any other provider thanks to investing in partnerships with both Openreach and CityFibre. By spring 2022, Vodafone has a target of […]

November 11, 2021By Colin Mann

Ofcom simplifies network switching

UK broadband and landline customers will find it easier than ever to change provider and secure a better deal, under a new ‘One Touch Switch’ process implemented by regulator Ofcom. The change means all home broadband users – including cable and full fibre customers – will only have to contact their new company to switch, […]

September 28, 2021By Colin Mann

UK ministers welcome broadband jobs boom

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden have met with broadband industry leaders and praised the sector for creating more than 22,000 jobs over the last year as forecasts for gigabit rollout are revised further upwards. They welcomed the firms’ work to help the nation build back better from the pandemic with […]

April 6, 2021By Colin Mann

CityFibre jobs boost for UK full fibre roll-out

CityFibre, the UK’s third national digital infrastructure platform, is initiating a three-year recruitment and training programme to provide up to 10,000 people with jobs upgrading the UK’s digital infrastructure to full fibre. The Government has made the nationwide deployment of full fibre by 2025 a key target. According to CiyFibre, this critical initiative will underpin […]

June 11, 2020By Colin Mann