Giganet expands CityFibre partnership

Internet Service Provider Giganet has announced plans to expand its existing partnership with CityFibre to a further 22 cities.

The expansion will allow Giganet to offer gigabit broadband to more than 1.8 million homes in the South of England following a successful rollout in Portsmouth, the first of five initial CityFibre locations, and a partnership with Openreach on its FTTP network.

“Giganet is here to be different,” said Luke Skipsey, head of consumer sales for Giganet. “Our focus on customer service, evidenced by our 5 star Trustpilot rating, puts us in a great position to connect more homes. Expanding our existing CityFibre partnership means we can offer more customers high-speed internet connectivity than ever before.”

Cities able to be connected as a result are Bath, Bournemouth, Bracknell, Brighton & Hove, Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge, Chatham & Gillingham, Cheltenham & Charlton Kings, Chichester & Arun, Eastbourne, Gloucester, Ipswich, Lowestoft, Maidenhead, Norwich, Peterborough, Poole & Christchurch, Slough, Southend, Weston-Super-Mare, Worcester and Worthing.

“We are proud to be offering a new, world-class digital infrastructure platform for ISPs that provides them with improved products and economics, and a true competitive advantage,” said Greg Mesch, CEO at CityFibre. “Giganet’s rapid expansion demonstrates the massive potential for new, dynamic and exciting brands to seize the full fibre opportunity.”

This latest news follows Giganet’s recent announcement of work commencing on its own full fibre broadband network following a £250m funding injection from Fern Trading Ltd, advised by Octopus Investments.

Giganet said the new landmark network build will increase resale on Openreach and CityFibre networks significantly as well as connecting over 300,000 homes. Work has begun in Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset and West Sussex with more locations to follow.

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