Onecom expands CityFibre partnership to three further city networks

LONDON - Leading unified communications provider Onecom has today signed three new launch partner agreements with CityFibre committing a minimum of 300 business connections on three of CityFibre’s existing metro networks - Coventry, Leicester and Nottingham.

The deal enables Onecom to take full advantage of CityFibre’s extensive national network and brings into commercial production the Nottingham and Leicester assets acquired by CityFibre in January 2016.

The five-year agreement, with an initial contract value of £3.2m, represents a substantially increased commitment to Onecom’s existing CityFibre partnership in Southend. In early September it agreed a £1.7m deal to deliver at least 150 business customer connections on CityFibre’s new pure fibre network currently under construction in Southend-on-Sea.

As the largest operator in the Vodafone Partner Programme, Onecom will be leveraging its extensive expertise in the business connectivity market to offer ultra-low-latency services to business customers in four CityFibre cities, allowing them to access cloud-based services, IP voice, video conferencing, and remote backup at speeds up to ten times faster than equivalent services, at lower prices. Access to CityFibre’s extensive metro local access fibre networks makes the delivery of these services possible and will help Onecom to dramatically increase its market share with a differentiated fibre connectivity offering.

Darren Ridge, CEO at Onecom, said: “Businesses increasingly need ever faster, more resilient connections to allow them to increase productivity and to give them an edge over their competitors. Using CityFibre’s ultra-fast networks puts us in the enviable position of being able to deliver all business communications needs over a network that offers ultra-low latency, high speed and reliability.

“This works perfectly in tandem with Onecom’s market-leading cloud, mobile, systems and professional IT services and allows freedom for businesses to use data-heavy applications such as video conferencing and remote backup at lightning speeds and at lower cost than equivalent services. We are delighted to extend our growing partnership with CityFibre and look forward to transforming the way companies can work online.”

Greg Mesch, Chief Executive of CityFibre, commented: “We’re very pleased with the rapid development of our new relationship with Onecom. In less than a month, Onecom has expanded its presence on the CityFibre footprint to four cities – the fastest multi-city ramp-up of any of our partners to date. In the short time we’ve been working together, Onecom have realised that our growing network footprint allows them to address their large and diverse national customer base with innovative and differentiated new gigabit fibre connectivity options at highly attractive prices. We look forward to further expansion of the relationship across our entire footprint.”

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