CityFibre short-listed for prestigious NextGen Award

CityFibre short-listed for prestigious NextGen Award

15 August 2013

UK’s flagship 100% pure fibre Internet service provider, Gigler, is contender in Fixed Urban Networks category

CityFibre, a leading UK independent fibre infrastructure provider, is delighted to announce that it has been short-listed for a prestigious NextGen 13 Award. The entry for its Internet service provider, Gigler and its unique ‘Gigabit for all’ approach to business and consumer broadband, has been short-listed in the Fixed Urban Networks category.

“We are very proud that Gigler is a short-listed finalist for a NextGen 13 award. The choice reflects Gigler’s revolutionary offering which provides both residents and businesses with affordable Gigabit speeds, delivering an unbeatable internet experience that transforms the way the Web can be used in both the home and at work,” says Greg Mesch, Chief Executive Officer at CityFibre.

Delivered over CityFibre’s 100% pure fibre 21,000-property FTTP network in Bournemouth, Gigler is the UK’s flagship true 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). This unique approach stems from the belief that everyone should be able to enjoy the best possible broadband speed regardless of how much they use the web or their budget. Gigler’s pricing structure is based on usage, rather than speed, meaning customers are not forced to accept lower quality for a cheaper price.

Gigler’s Gigabit services enable all members of a household to enjoy an ultrafast internet connection simultaneously via multiple devices, without loss of speed. With waiting for ‘buffering’ a thing of the past, Gigler customers are watching more TV and films online, as well as playing more games online. With upload speeds up to 200x faster than the UK’s average, the ability to upload bigger files, faster, is enabling more people to work from home.

For businesses who want to benefit from Gigabit speeds, the Gigler Business Broadband service is also being launched.

Rob Hamlin, Director of Business Development at CityFibre commented: “The introduction of our Gigabit speed Gigler Business Broadband service will enable businesses in Bournemouth to take advantage of next-generation services such as cloud computing and online back-up. Gigabit speeds greatly increase efficiency and productivity, and will enable businesses to compete both now and in the future, against companies from all over the world. Following our win of the NextGen 12 award for Collaborative Advantage last year, we are delighted to be short-listed for another award this year.”

The final award decision will be announced at the NextGen 13 conference dinner on 14th October in London.


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 unlimited 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 superfast broadband with speeds of up to one gigabit per second.