TalkTalk and CityFibre extend partnership

TalkTalk and CityFibre have agreed a strategic partnership to accelerate their B2B Ethernet offering to the wholesale community.

TalkTalk’s Business Wholesale Services division is to partner with CityFibre to give partners access to CityFibre’s business Ethernet infrastructure. The two companies said this will deliver compelling pricing, increased flexibility and greater confidence to customers.

The agreement builds on the existing strong relationship between TalkTalk, Virtual1 (which was acquired by TalkTalk’s Business Wholesale Services division in March 2022), and CityFibre.

Tom O’Hagan, managing director, TalkTalk Business Wholesale Services, commented, “The potential of our ongoing relationship is really exciting. CityFibre is already the largest alternative network, and this new B2B partnership opportunity will continue to grow as its footprint expands and product portfolio widens. [We] see CityFibre as a key partner and together we offer our customers unrivalled solutions in the Ethernet space.”

George Wareing, chief sales officer, CityFibre, added, “TalkTalk Business Wholesale Services is a truly exciting partner through which to extend the reach of our innovative Ethernet products. The combination of TalkTalk’s scale and automation, with our growing portfolio of differentiated business connectivity products represents a compelling proposition in the industry. 

“We’re delighted that TalkTalk sees the benefits that access to these products will bring their customers across the country and we look forward to a long and successful partnership.”

The partnership forms part of TalkTalk’s altnet strategy, growing providers across numerous products from FTTP to Ethernet. It is expected a number of other Ethernet suppliers will join the platform over next year, and TalkTalk believes a third of new Ethernet connection could go to altnets, including CityFibre.