British pure fibre provider CityFibre has announced the signing of wholesale deals with four more ISPs, with these to offer services over its fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) network. In a press confirming the development, CityFibre named its new ISP partners as Air Broadband, HighNet, Triangle Networks and Trunk Networks, saying that each has committed to acquiring ‘significant volumes’ of new customers in towns and cities across its networks. All four ISPs are reportedly already mobilising in preparation for what CityFibre termed ‘imminent’ consumer launches, with it also noted that some of the four – though it did not specify which – have chosen to do so under newly-created consumer brands.
In terms of initial coverage areas, Air Broadband will at first provide services over the CityFibre network in Cambridge, Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and Lowestoft, while in Scotland, HighNet will launch consumer services in Inverness before expansion across other Scottish markets. In the South of England, Triangle Networks will offer its services in Milton Keynes, with Trunk Networks to begin by marketing its full fibre services in Eastbourne and Worthing, before adding new locations across the South.
Commenting on the matter, CityFibre CEO Greg Mesch said: ‘CityFibre has always set out to be the spark that will drive competition in the market – at both the infrastructure and retail layer. As we welcome four more partners to our growing full fibre networks, we are seeing that competition brought to life. In just over two years, we have created a competitive ecosystem for ISPs that will result in greater choice for ISPs, better services for consumers and a better outcome for the entire country.’