CityFibre and Giganet ink ‘major’ partnership expansion

4 May 2022

British pure fibre provider CityFibre has announced that it has signed a ‘major expansion’ to its strategic partnership with the ISP Giganet. In a press release regarding the development, the company said that under the terms of the new deal Giganet will make its full fibre broadband offerings offering available across CityFibre’s entire eight million home nationwide rollout. The expanded agreement builds on the initial partnership between the two companies first announced in 2020, in which the ISP committed to launching its services across 27 of CityFibre’s network locations. According to the fibre provider, with Giganet having since seen ‘significant consumer interest and take-up’, this has prompted it to extend its offering across CityFibre’s full nationwide footprint. Meanwhile, as per the deal Giganet will reportedly continue to bring its services to market in new locations throughout 2022 and it is expected that its offerings will be available to all homes across the entire CityFibre footprint within the next twelve months.

Commenting, Giganet CEO Jarlath Finnegan said: ‘We’re delighted to be partnering with CityFibre in order to connect even more towns, cities and villages to our award-winning brand of full fibre. Following a fantastic customer uptake from our initial CityFibre locations, the UK has made no secret of how much they appreciate reliable connectivity and excellent customer service from an ISP. We’re offering a chance to not only upgrade to a better home broadband connection, but to a better level of service all round.’ Meanwhile, Greg Mesch, CityFibre’s CEO, added: ‘Giganet is an exciting and innovative Full Fibre ISP that’s making real headway as it brings market-leading Full Fibre broadband to consumers. They understand the unique opportunity that a carrier-neutral provider like CityFibre can offer, as well as the technical and commercial advantages of our network. That’s why we’re delighted to be their network provider of choice wherever we build.’

CityFibre’s network currently passes more than 1.5 million premises, of which some 1.3 million are currently able to order a full fibre broadband service with connection in as little as five working days. Looking ahead, CityFibre aims to offer connectivity across 285 cities, towns and locations by 2025, upon the completion of its GBP4 billion (USD5 billion) investment programme.

United Kingdom, CityFibre (incl. FibreNation), Giganet