NEWS
Tags: 

SSE Enterprise Telecoms signs up to CityFibre’s network

A 15-year agreement has been reached between UK service provider SSE Enterprise Telecoms and alternative network provider CityFibre for the purchase of dark fibre capacity over the latter’s recently acquired long-distance network.

Establishing a new trading relationship between the two organisations, the agreement has secured capacity along a 48-km stretch of network between Reading and Slough, providing SSE Enterprise Telecoms with access to significant additional fibre capacity.

CityFibre recently expanded nationally through the acquisition of KCOM Group’s national fibre and duct network assets, and this latest deal with SSE Enterprise Telecoms is the first transaction related to the newly created long-distance network. Details of the expansion were reported here: CityFibre expands nationally with KCOM network purchase.

Colin Sempill, managing director of SSE Enterprise Telecoms, commented: ‘It is encouraging to see the breadth of fibre assets available both regionally and nationally from CityFibre. We look forward to a long-term, mutually rewarding relationship as each of our businesses continues to grow rapidly.’

Rob Hamlin, commercial director at CityFibre added that CityFibre is able to deliver end-to-end wholesale dark fibre connectivity to service providers, data centres and mobile operators, and that the company now represents a compelling proposition on the long-haul UK fibre market.

Twitter icon
Facebook icon
Google icon
StumbleUpon icon
Digg icon
LinkedIn icon
Reddit icon
e-mail icon
Feature

Oleg Khaykin, CEO of Viavi Solutions, speaks candidly to Fibre Systems about how to compete in the challenging world of communications test and measurement

Feature

Hao Dong describes how innovative optical fibres and cabling could provide substantial benefits for connecting data centres across a wide range of distances

Feature

Richard Ednay considers whether fibre characterisation needs to be modified to suit modern optical communication systems that are likely to include coherent transmission

Feature

ECOC is the place to be to discover the latest technological and commercial innovations in optical components and networks. Here we highlight some of the exhibitors and events taking place in the exhibition hall.