UK-based pure fibre provider CityFibre has announced an agreement with infrastructure provider Amey to extend its 150km network in Edinburgh to premises across the city. Once work is complete, CityFibre has said it expects its infrastructure in the city ‘to total over 2,100km of network’, and it will invest an estimated GBP100 million (USD129 million) in the expansion project. Preparatory construction work is understood to have gotten underway in November last year.
In announcing the tie-up with Amey, CityFibre noted that the agreement was among the first strategic partnerships with construction companies as it accelerates its plans to reach five million homes by 2025. Commenting, CityFibre CEO Greg Mesch was cited as saying: ‘Amey has a formidable reputation in the sector and we are delighted to have them onboard for our flagship Gigabit City rollout in Edinburgh. This project represents a long, stable, city-wide build that will enable Amey to resource confidently and deliver at pace. This is expected to be the start of our partnership and that it will soon expand to cover further city builds across the country.’