City Nites has 29 serviced apartments in its Lanterns Court development in Canary Wharf. Each apartment has been fitted with 1 Gig symmetrical fibre broadband, with unlimited data usage, which will be offered to the traveller free-of-charge as part of the room booking. City Nites is the first serviced apartment provider in the UK to offer 1 Gig speeds.
These unprecedented speeds are enabled by Hyperoptic, the award-winning London based fibre broadband provider, who last year made broadband history by launching 1 Gig services to residential properties. Hyperoptic offers a quantum leap from the "last mile" compromise of copper wiring with its fibre-to-the-building proposition, which enables 1 Gig, 1000 Mbps, download speeds - 10 times the speed of the nearest major competitor and over 140 times faster than the national average of 7.6Mbps.
Dan Bolger, Managing Director at City Nites: “We know that when someone books an apartment at City Nites that they do so with the expectation of getting one of the best rooms in London. As part of the City Nites experience, we endeavour to make sure that everything about the stay is exceptional. We recognise that for many travellers, their broadband connectivity is one of most important factors about their stay – and it’s becoming even more important as the need to remain connected in their business and personal lives increases.
“With 1 Gig broadband travellers can be confident that they are getting best in the UK. Following the installation of Hyperoptic at Lanterns Court, we are delighted with the impact it has had. So much so that we are currently expanding our portfolio to include many more 1 Gig serviced apartments in London – watch this space.”
Brian Doherty, Sales and Marketing Director at Hyperoptic, comments: “In many ways, Canary Wharf is the heartbeat of London, making the Docklands a hub for business and leisure travelers. However, the broadband in the area has suffered with Poplar internet Exchange being one of the most congested Exchanges in the UK. This is why our direct fibre approach is such a good match for City Nites – as it bypasses this congestion and gives the travellers pure speed and an unparalleled broadband experience, making their stay even more enjoyable.