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CityFibre signs infrastructure deal with Level 3

CityFibre, a builder, owner, and operator of fibre-optic infrastructure in UK towns and cities, has signed a master services agreement with international network provider, Level 3.

The deal sets out standard terms and pricing under which Level 3 can procure fibre from CityFibre’s expanded network to service its numerous enterprise customers across the UK.

The first connection to be made under this agreement is a dark fibre metro ring on CityFibre’s Edinburgh network, to which Level 3 will connect local customer sites. 

Greg Mesch, Chief Executive of CityFibre, commented: ‘This agreement demonstrates the enhanced relevance our UK footprint now has to international service providers providing solutions to the UK market. Clearly, with our expanded presence in 37 towns and cities across the UK, we offer increased scope for Level 3 to migrate customers to on-net dark fibre connections with significant advantages in terms of cost and solution architecture.’

Earlier this year, CityFibre bought the duct and fibre networks of KCOM Group, making it the UK’s second largest provider of fibre infrastructure after BT (see CityFibre expands nationally with KCOM network purchase).

CityFibre has also announced that it is building a number of gigabit cities, and in York it formed the UltraFibreOptic (UFO) joint venture to roll out fibre to the premises with internet service providers Sky and TalkTalk (see Firms join forces to create ultra-fast FTTP in York).

 

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