CityFibre and Gigler highlight business benefits of full fibre connectivity as Partner Sponsor of Silicon Beach 2013

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CityFibre and Gigler highlight business benefits of full fibre connectivity as Partner Sponsor of Silicon Beach 2013

2 September 2013

“Gigabit Internet speeds and services give Bournemouth businesses and entrepreneurs a competitive edge,” says event organiser.

CityFibre, a leading UK independent fibre infrastructure provider, along with its internet service provider, Gigler, is pleased to announce that it is supporting Silicon Beach 2013 as a Partner Sponsor. The annual conference, which runs over the 5th and 6th of September, brings together the UK’s leading strategic thinkers and digital innovators for two days of thought-leadership and the exchange of ideas. Visitors to the event will hear first-hand about the latest innovations revolutionising the digital landscape including the transformational effects Gigabit-speed Internet services can have on their business.

“We have a strong creative digital economy in Bournemouth with over 300 businesses that operate in this sector. Having access to Gigabit speeds and taking advantage of new services such as VoIP can bring huge benefits to creative businesses. Being able to transmit large video or image files in seconds or minutes instead of in hours can greatly increase efficiency and productivity, and means that our local businesses can compete with companies based in the metropolis. It means we can attract more businesses to the area and it enables Bournemouth to stand up and in front of these industry leaders and show that we are a forward-looking town. We are delighted to have CityFibre as one of our Partner Sponsors for Silicon Beach 2013,” says Matt Desmier, event organiser. “CityFibre’s full fibre network can bring fantastic benefits to the local creative economy.”

Greg Mesch, Chief Executive Officer at CityFibre commented: “CityFibre has invested heavily in fibre infrastructure throughout Bournemouth and this delivers a huge advantage to local businesses and entrepreneurs. The competitive edge gained from having 100% true fibre connectivity enables businesses to thrive because, no matter what their size, they have the opportunity to access Gigabit-speed services, which will enable them to compete both now and in the future, against companies from all over the world.

“CityFibre will continue to support Bournemouth in its journey towards becoming a full Gigabit Town, which includes supporting the local economy through involvement and sponsorship of local events, such as Silicon Beach 2013 and the recent Bournemouth Air Festival.”


CityFibre Media Contact: Maggie Zaboura Zaboura Consultancy Ltd T. 020 7297 3371 E.

About CityFibre CityFibre ( is one of the UK’s leading fibre optic infrastructure providers. By building dedicated fibre optic networks for the public and private sectors, we empower data-hungry users throughout the country, by unleashing gigabit speeds on future-proofed technology.

Our transformational fibre infrastructure projects comprise point-to-point connections, metro rings and Fibre-to-the-Premises networks that make possible Next Generation Access and gigabit level services direct to local authorities, businesses and homes.

CityFibre manages over 100 private fibre projects and seven separate metropolitan fibre networks under long-term contract with local authorities, police forces, healthcare organisations and universities. With almost 30,000km of fibre in the ground, connecting more than 350 sites and data centres across the UK, we are the country’s largest independent provider of fibre in secondary cities.

In Bournemouth, CityFibre owns the largest FTTH project in the UK. With over 21,000 homes ready for service, the network enables service providers to deliver unprecedented ultra-fast broadband services. CityFibre’s Internet Service Provider Gigler, is the UK’s flagship full fibre service, providing all customers with up to 1 Gigabit per second download speeds (100x the UK’s average) and up to 500 Megabits per second upload speeds (200x the UK’s average).

About Gigler Gigler is a new Internet Service Provider, starting in Bournemouth, of a new breed of fibre optic broadband service. Believing that everyone should enjoy the best possible broadband service whenever they use the web, Gigler has launched just one exciting product. Gigler Fibre Broadband offers up to 1Gigabit per second download (100x UK average) and up to 500Mbps upload (200x UK average), as well as less than 5ms latency. (+3x better than UK average). For more information on Gigler’s services visit