Connectivity and co-location provider SSE Enterprise Telecoms has become the UK’s first national service provider to buy dark fibre capacity over fellow UK company CityFibre’s new long distance network. The 15-year agreement secures capacity along a 48 kilometer stretch of network between Reading and Slough and provides SSE Enterprise Telecoms with access to significant additional fibre capacity to better serve their customers.
The deal establishes what the partners describe as “a powerful new trading relationship that will reinforce the commercial relevance and revenue-generating capabilities of the network less than 90 days since its acquisition.”
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.”