CityFibre and Excalibur take Swindon businesses on full fibre journey with city network launch
10 May 2019
CityFibre, the UK’s largest alternative provider of wholesale full fibre infrastructure, has declared its next generation Swindon network “open for business”.Over 1,100* Swindon businesses, large and small, will now be able to access gigabit-capable internet services from CityFibre, offered through its exclusive launch partner Excalibur, the specialist internet, telecoms and IT solutions service provider. Members of the Swindon business community are set to attend a launch event of the gigabit-capable full fibre network hosted by the two companies at Excalibur in Swindon (Thursday 16th May).
The arrival of the CityFibre full fibre network gives Swindon the platform to compete with advanced fibre-driven economies in Europe. Spain, for example, has more than 80 per cent of premises within reach of full fibre. In Britain, the world’s fifth biggest economy, it’s only six per cent.
Swindon’s 6.5km long CityFibre network will provide businesses with internet speeds around 100 times faster than a standard UK broadband connection, improving their performance and boosting the local economy by driving efficiency and productivity.
Elsa Chen, CEO of CityFibre’s wholesale business, commented: “We’re extremely excited to launch our gigabit-speed full fibre network in Swindon with Excalibur as our launch partner. This future proof infrastructure is exactly what a modern digital city needs, unlocking world class connectivity speeds of up to 1Gbps that will enable local businesses to succeed productively and profitably. They also need the guidance and support of a service provider with the experience to help them take advantage of full fibre, and Excalibur is ideally placed to deliver that.”
Excalibur CEO, Peter Boucher, added: “Swindon’s businesses are crying out for a fast and reliable communications infrastructure on which to build their own competitiveness and success. With the launch of full fibre services from CityFibre, we’re excited about taking them on a journey that will improve their efficiency and productivity.”
Businesses wanting to learn more about CityFibre’s full fibre network in Swindon can visit https://www.cityfibre.com/gigabit-cities/swindon/*Within 200 metres of the network.
With network projects in over 60 cities and construction underway to reach up to 8 million homes