Spitfire extends wholesale partnership with CityFibre

Spitfire Network Services has announced an extension to its wholesale partnership with CityFibre.

Under the new agreement, Spitfire will sell CityFibre’s layer 2 Business Fibre to the Premises broadband product. Spitfire will launch its new services later this month, initially offering a 160Mbps and 1Gbps service.

In the coming months, Spitfire expects to add new services that provide a range of speeds of up to 10Gbps, using CityFibre’s XGS-PON technology.

This agreement means that Spitfire is now able to offer its One Network solution with full fibre broadband from five different wholesale network providers. Spitfire’s extensive selection of partners provides choice to new and existing customers for on-net fibre connectivity.

This approach delivers benefits including a reduction in lead times, a wider choice of carriers, more resilient solutions, and competitive pricing.

Harry Bowlby, managing director, Spitfire Network Services, commented, “We’re very pleased to be announcing an extension to our existing wholesale partnership with CityFibre - a partnership that has been hugely beneficial to both sides.

“With this announcement, Spitfire has strengthened its position as one of the leading internet and telecoms service providers in the UK. What matters to us is delivering the best products and services to our customers that suits the requirements of their businesses, and by adding CityFibre’s FTTP solution we are continuing to expand the offering for our customers.”

Andy Wilson, sales director of CityFibre’s business wholesale channel, said, “Extending the product portfolio available to our channel partners has been a priority for CityFibre.

“We know the benefits these services will provide to businesses across the country, so it’s great to see Spitfire preparing to offer exciting new FTTP for business services to its customers across our nationwide footprint.”

Spitfire has sold CityFibre’s dedicated fibre Ethernet and 200Mbps Ethernet Flex products, which are available in 28 cities across the UK, since 2021. In addition, the company offers dedicated fibre Ethernet from eight different providers.