CityFibre and Virtual1 have jointly announced a collaborative partnership to serve the UK connectivity channel with full fibre business services.
Virtual1 partners will be able to access CityFibre’s business Ethernet infrastructure in its full fibre towns and cities across the UK from February; while CityFibre will use Virtual1’s national network to deliver fibre options beyond its own full fibre footprint to provide ‘off-net’ choice to its partners.
Virtual1’s interconnection with CityFibre will enable over 600 channel partners to serve their business customers with a portfolio of 100Mbps to 1Gbps full fibre Ethernet products in 28 cities. That will expand further as CityFibre continues its UK wide rollout.
Founder and CEO of Virtual1, Tom Hagan, explained, “Our partnership with CityFibre is compelling news for Virtual1’s partners, combining CityFibre’s rapidly growing UK coverage and highly competitive commercials with the flexibility and empowerment of Virtual1’s Software Defined Network to deliver the best of both worlds. It brings together two of the UK’s most exciting connectivity providers in a way that makes sense for Virtual1, CityFibre, and most importantly the Channel.”
Andy Wilson, head of wholesale, CityFibre, added, “Announcing our partnership with Virtual1 is an exciting moment. It marks the expansion of diversified Ethernet product choice for channel partners across the UK and is fantastic news for businesses who are looking eagerly for a compelling and competitively priced full fibre solution.”
Pricing options for CityFibre connectivity are available through Virtual1’s 1Portal platform. Similarly, Virtual1 pricing can be viewed in CityFibre’s portal Ethernet quoting tool.