Neos and CityFibre add new locations to Ethernet network
Neos Networks and CityFibre are ramping up their Ethernet network expansion programme, adding nine urban areas.
The new locations are: Cambridge, Cheltenham, Coventry, Derby, Gloucester, Huddersfield, Peterborough, Southend and Swindon. The expansion will bring business-grade Ethernet connectivity on the CityFibre network, ensuring greater choice in last-mile providers.
The new locations add to the 15 CityFibre regions that were made available in 2019, and all can be ordered via Neos Networks' price comparison tool, LIVEQUOTE.
Sarah Mills (pictured), MD for wholesale and smart infrastructure at Neos Networks said: “Neos Networks and CityFibre have both invested substantially in UK fibre networks over the last 10 years, challenging the status quo and developing a strong proposition in the market.
"This development of our partnership means we can now offer businesses enhanced, self-serve, last-mile capability in more locations than ever before. With business connectivity needs increasing, offering a new network alternative for multi-location businesses can help them on the path to recovery.”
Neos said both enterprises and wholesalers across the UK will gain more choice and visibility for reliable, high capacity and secure connectivity solutions. The continued expansion ensures Neos Networks offers a vast number of interconnects and wider access to its network for customers in often overlooked regions of the UK.
In addition to the CityFibre agreement, Neos is also on target to more than double the number of exchanges on its own network, up to 550 by the end of 2021. Many of these will provide 100Gbps high-capacity options and 10Gbps ethernet connectivity as standard.
The enhancement of its network footprint will also result in an additional 10,000km of fibre network for the company.
Commenting on the nine new locations, Andrew Wilson, head of wholesale at CityFibre said: “The CityFibre network is expanding rapidly and the extended partnership with Neos Networks helps to meet increased demand, providing all-important choice in the market. As a renowned disrupter in the market, establishing partnerships such as these helps us to offer our customers the best network experience possible.
"This relationship is a perfect fit due to our companies’ like-minded approach to tackling UK connectivity challenges and the vision towards improving the digital future of Britain.”