LONDON -- CityFibre, a large, UK alternative provider of wholesale full fiber infrastructure, said 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, a 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 fiber network hosted by the two companies at Excalibur in Swindon on Thursday, May 16.
The arrival of the CityFibre full-fiber network allows Swindon's businesses to compete with advanced fiber-driven economies in Europe. Spain, for example, has more than 80% of premises within reach of full fiber. In Britain, the world's fifth biggest economy, it's only 6%.
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.
"We're extremely excited to launch our gigabit-speed full fiber 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," said Elsa Chen, CEO of CityFibre's wholesale business. "They also need the guidance and support of a service provider with the experience to help them take advantage of full fiber, and Excalibur is ideally placed to deliver that."
Added Excalibur CEO, Peter Boucher: "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 fiber services from CityFibre, we're excited about taking them on a journey that will improve their efficiency and productivity."
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