CityFibre launches 2.5Gbps symmetrical wholesale broadband in UK

UK fibre infrastructure outfit CityFibre has launched what it claims as the UK’s first wholesale 2.5Gbps symmetrical consumer broadband product. The new 2.5Gbps product is being made available to CityFibre’s ISP customers on a rolling basis, starting in its most mature XGS-PON deployment areas, before reaching all homes served by its rapidly expanding XGS-PON platform […]

Virgin Media O2 eyes CityFibre

Virgin Media O2 (VMO2) is reportedly eyeing a £3 billion takeover of the UK independent fibre operator, CityFibre. The Telegraph reported Mike Fries, chief executive offer of Liberty Global, parent company of VMO2, has been in talks with Cityfibre’s founder Greg Mesch over a merge of the two companies. Transactions could take place through Liberty […]

Cityfibre and Vodafone complete 2Gbps broadband trial

CityFibre, the UK independent fibre operator, says it has successfully completed a trial of 2Gbps residential services in York with its launch partner Vodafone. The trial was made possible by CityFibre’s recent upgrade of its York network to XGS-PON access technology, due to be rolled out as standard across its network from April 2023. The […]

Vodafone extends CityFibre partnership

British telco Vodafone has extended its partnership with fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) provider CityFibre. The extended partnership will include Vodafone Ethernet Services for business customers. Vodafone currently uses CityFibre’s FTTP infrastructure for its full-fibre broadband service, and this new deal will expand the premises covered to 12 UK towns and cities.  Vodafone’s Ethernet Services, which include 1Gbps […]

CityFibre announces restructured Vodafone deal, FibreNation acquisition

Vodafone has announced a restructuring of its deal with CityFibre with a view to accelerating its full-fibre rollout.  The new deal will see Vodafone offer its Gigafast Broadband to homes in the 12 cities and towns covered by its phase one deployment on a 12-month exclusive basis. Previously, the period of exclusivity was dependent on […]

Sky, TalkTalk and CityFibre partner on ultra-fast broadband

UK operators Sky and TalkTalk are partnering with fibre infrastructure firm CityFibre to launch ultra-fast broadband in the City of York. The companies will form a joint venture company, with plans to build a city-wide, pure fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) network to deliver broadband speeds of 1 Gigabit The network will use CityFibre’s existing metro fibre infrastructure […]