SSE Enterprise Telecoms becomes first new customer on long distance network

SSE Enterprise Telecoms becomes first new customer on long distance network

6 April 2016

CityFibre’s newly acquired long-haul network creates compelling proposition for National Service Provider customers

London, 6 April, 2016 – Connectivity and co-location specialists SSE Enterprise Telecoms, have become the UK’s first national service provider to buy dark fibre capacity over CityFibre’s newly acquired long distance network (LDN). The deal establishes a powerful new trading relationship between the businesses and reinforces the commercial relevance and revenue generating capabilities of the LDN less than 90 days since its acquisition. The 15-year agreement secures capacity along a 48 kilometre stretch of network between Reading and Slough and provides SSE Enterprise Telecoms with access to significant additional fibre capacity to better serve their customers. Colin Sempill, Managing Director of SSE Enterprise Telecoms said: “It is encouraging to see the breadth of fibre assets available both regionally and nationally from CityFibre. We look forward to a long term, mutually rewarding relationship as each of our businesses continues to grow rapidly.” Rob Hamlin, Commercial Director at CityFibre added: “As the UK’s leading national alternative digital infrastructure providers, CityFibre is able to deliver end-to-end wholesale dark fibre connectivity to service providers, data centres and mobile operators. "This agreement with SSE Enterprise Telecoms marks our first LDN transaction and the beginning of a key trading relationship with a major national service provider. CityFibre now represents a compelling proposition on the long-haul UK fibre market and we look forward to more national service providers making use of our LDN.”

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CityFibre contact: Michael House: +44 7 9583 36475 About CityFibre: CityFibre is the UK’s largest alternative provider of wholesale fibre network infrastructure. It has major metro footprints in 37 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: CITY). Further information on the company can be found at About SSE Enterprise Telecoms: SSE Enterprise Telecoms provides class-leading connectivity and data centre services that deliver very high performance, cost efficiency and a competitive edge. The company operates a 13,700km private telecoms network and an estate of 15 data centres that span the UK. With its extensive telecoms and data centre operational expertise it offers commercial security with unrivalled in-house engineering resource. With a passionate and conscientious team, as well as the backing of the SSE Group, it continues to invest in the future of its customers, staff, services, and infrastructure. For further information, please visit: or the SSE Enterprise Telecoms blog: