Andy Wilson appointed CityFibre's new Head of Wholesale to lead channel development activities
30 October 2019
CityFibre, the UK’s leading alternative provider of wholesale full fibre infrastructure, has appointed Andy Wilson to oversee the company’s wholesale channel as it focuses on driving take-up across its growing full fibre footprint. Andy brings with him over 20 years of experience in the channel, previously holding senior positions within Virgin Media Business and DWS, moving to CityFibre from Node4 where he was Director of Channel Sales.
The appointment comes at a pivotal time for CityFibre as it rapidly expands its city-wide full fibre rollout through its £2.5bn Gigabit City Investment Programme. The rollout, which is already underway in 26 towns and cities, will bring full fibre within reach of more than five million homes and businesses, in over 60 towns and cities, and representing over 20 per cent of the UK market.
CityFibre’s invigorated wholesale channel development team will ensure its channel partners are able to maximise their use of CityFibre’s new and existing networks. The team will build on the momentum driven by recent product developments such as the burstable Ethernet Flex service as well as strategic partnerships such as that recently announced with DWS.
Commenting on his new role, Andy Wilson said “CityFibre has disrupted the industry with its ambitious full fibre strategy, bringing market leading products at highly competitive prices as well as a fundamental choice about the network infrastructure available to the channel. This is causing a huge wave of excitement among our wholesale partners and those businesses fortunate to be included within our rollouts. My role is to harness this interest, working closely with our partners to capitalise on this opportunity and accelerate adoption of full fibre services.
George Wareing, Sales Director, CityFibre added “The wholesale channel’s adoption of full fibre is integral to successfully delivering our full fibre vision for the UK. Over the coming years, every business in the country, right down to the smallest of SMEs, will shift to a new generation of networks in order to enjoy the transformative benefits of full fibre. Andy’s appointment will ensure we are dedicated to supporting our customers to take full advantage of this.”
With network projects in over 60 cities and construction underway to reach up to 8 million homes