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Broadband boost for UK regions

Homes and businesses in southern and eastern parts of England are set to benefit from new highspeed broadband connections backed by almost £320 million (€373m) of UK government investment. People living and working in rural parts of Norfolk, Suffolk and Hampshire are set to have their ability to bank online, conduct business, shop, communicate and […]

July 4, 2023By Colin Mann

VM02 mulls CityFibre bid

UK multiplay operator Virgin Media O2 (VMO2) is reported to be considering a £3 billion (€3.4bn) takeover bid for full fibre altnet CityFibre. Mike Fries, chief executive of VMO2 parent company Liberty Global, is said to have held initial talks with Greg Mesch, Chief Executive Officer at CityFibre. By 2025 CityFibre’s rollout is set to […]

March 20, 2023By Colin Mann

CityFibre, toob partnership

CityFibre, the UK’s independent full fibre platform, has signed an agreement with toob, a full fibre network builder and broadband provider based in the South of England, enabling them to extend their broadband retail proposition across CityFibre’s national footprint. The agreement will enable toob to extend its market reach, launching its ultra-fast services over CityFibre’s […]

November 23, 2022

CityFibre passes 2m homes milestone

UK full fibre platform CityFibre has now passed more than 2 million homes in its rollout. The major milestone marks the completion of 25 per cent of its announced nationwide rollout to 8 million premises. Once the full rollout is completed, the network will address approximately one third of the UK market and unlock up […]

September 20, 2022By Colin Mann

Nokia, CityFibre to build 10Gb/s UK network

Nokia has announced a 10-year XGS-PON broadband equipment agreement with UK Full Fibre infrastructure platform CityFibre including access nodes for its nationwide network of purpose-built Fibre Exchanges, fibre modems for customer homes and IP aggregation switches. Shipments will begin in Q4 2022. CityFibre is building an open access network which will connect up to 8 […]

July 26, 2022

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