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Mark Collins, CityFibre @ INCA 2017

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CityFibre recently struck a deal with Vodafone to roll out gigabit connections to millions of homes and businesses in the UK. Mark Collins, director of strategy and public affairs, CityFibre, speaks to Fibre Systems TV about the company’s plan and what it means for UK broadband. Brian Dolby reports from the INCA Conference in Newcastle.

Vodafone-CityFibre deal could shake up British broadband

Vodafone and CityFibre have announced a long-term strategic partnership to bring fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) infrastructure to up to five million UK homes and businesses by 2025.

The partnership represents ‘one of the most significant developments in UK telecommunications since the launch of ADSL broadband around 17 years ago’, the companies said in a statement.

Infrastructure investors pour money into British broadband

Britain has a reputation as a backwater when it comes to fibre-optic broadband connections that reach directly into consumer’s homes. Currently, only two per cent of households in the country have access to full fibre connections. But that looks set to change. This summer, some £500 million of equity and new debt have been invested in alternative network providers in the UK.

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