Companies in Bristol will soon be able to access internet speeds of 1Gbps after CityFibre announced plans to offer super high-speed services in the city.
CityFibre will use 82km of network assets gained from the acquisition of Kcom’s network infrastructure in December for £90m to reach businesses in the city.
The company will partner with local business internet service provider Triangle Networks to ensure that firms in the area are aware of the services on offer, and Triangle will ensure that 100 customers are on the network by the end of 2016.
Greg Mesch, CEO of CityFibre, described the announcement as a clear indication of the firm’s ambitions for 2016, and said that Bristol is an ideal city to kickstart this drive.
“Bristol is already a UK leader in digital innovation, but its business community has not yet had the opportunity to take full advantage. This project provides that opportunity, and I can think of nowhere more exciting to begin our latest project,” he said.
“Less than a month after announcing our acquisition of Kcom’s networks, we have begun to commercialise them.”
The service should be live at the end of February, and Paul Anslow, managing director of Triangle Networks, is confident that businesses in the area will leap at the chance to use the faster network.
“As this is a pure fibre network, Triangle will launch services that are ‘Gigabit-speed-as-standard’, far faster than those possible on fibre-to-the-cabinet networks that are still restricted by the limitations of copper wires,” he said.
“This enables businesses to stop concerning themselves with bandwidth restrictions and start to make the most of new ways of working that will improve their experience and drive the bottom line.”
Thirty-five other cities will be added to CityFibre’s network thanks to the Kcom acquisition, so it’s likely that similar announcements from the firm will follow this year, offering more companies the chance to get online with superfast services.