CityFibre forms infrastructure partnership with Updata

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CityFibre forms infrastructure partnership with Updata

9 March 2015

National framework agreement enables Updata, part of Capita IT Enterprise Services, to offer market-leading public and private sector services over CityFibre’s national network

London, 9th March 2016 – CityFibre has signed a national framework agreement with Updata Infrastructure, part of Capita IT Enterprise Services and the UK’s market leader in the delivery of public sector connectivity and services. The deal sets out commercial terms under which Updata can access CityFibre’s existing national network infrastructure to deliver cutting edge, scalable and competitively priced services to the public and private sectors.

With 36 major network footprints across the country, and a financed plan to reach a total of 50 cities by 2020, CityFibre’s national reach provides Updata with a flexible, powerful and future-proof alternative to incumbent networks. CityFibre’s pure fibre networks will be used as a platform for Updata’s growing ranks of public sector and enterprise customers as well as providing the company with an option to migrate existing customers where commercially preferable or technically essential.

Commenting on the deal, CityFibre’s Commercial Director Rob Hamlin said: “A framework agreement with Updata, the UK’s leading provider of public sector services and part of the wider Capita Group, cements CityFibre’s position as a key supplier to the sector. As an emerging national alternative to Openreach, our networks provide Updata with a superior platform over which they can continue to innovate and grow. We look forward to announcing a succession of joint projects in the coming year.”

Bruce Strang, Managing Director, Updata added: “We look forward to working together with CityFibre to offer reliable and flexible, high standard network services to our clients, and to further strengthen our position as the UK’s leading networks integrator. Our clients’ demands are constantly growing and it is important that we can meet them by leveraging the best possible network infrastructure available in the UK.”


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About CityFibre CityFibre is the UK’s largest alternative provider of wholesale fibre network infrastructure. It has major metro footprints in 36 cities across the UK and a national long distance network that connects these cities to major data-centres across the UK and to key peering points in London. The company has an extensive customer base spanning service integrators, enterprise and consumer service providers and mobile operators. Providing a portfolio of active and dark fibre services, CityFibre’s networks address 24,500 public sites, 7,000 mobile masts, 245,000 businesses and 3.5 million homes. CityFibre is based in London, United Kingdom, and its shares trade on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange (AIM: CFHL). Further information on the company can be found at About Updata As the UK’s leading Network Integrator, Updata builds and manages networks and services that enable organisations to transform how they work by connecting people and systems to drive efficiencies. Updata has extensive expertise and track record in delivering and managing complex Connectivity requirements across Wide Area Networks, Local Area Networks and Wireless technologies, as well as Voice and Unified Communications. It combines innovation, flexibility and unparalleled services delivery to achieve the best value and fit for its clients.