Onecom signs £3.2 million broadband agreement with CityFibre

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The agreement adds to an existing £1.7 million deal signed between the pair in September this year

Onecom has signed a £3.2 million agreement to connect a minimum of 300 businesses across Coventry, Leicester and Nottingham to CityFibre’s network of fibre optic broadband.

The five-year deal was announced today (October 3) and adds to an existing £1.7 million agreement between the pair in September. The unified communications specialist, who has around 300,000 connections with Vodafone, agreed to connect 150 business customers throughout its home in Southend-on-Sea. Products on offer from Onecom will include cloud-based services, IP voice, video conferencing and remote backup.

The four cities are part of CityFibre’s Gigabit City project launched in 2013. Under the scheme, CityFibre has committed to connecting businesses throughout the UK with internet speeds of up to 125Mbps. Other areas include Milton Keynes, Edinburgh and Reading.

Onecom CEO Darren Ridge (pictured) said: “Businesses increasingly need ever faster, more resilient connections to allow them to increase productivity and to give them an edge over their competitors. Using CityFibre’s ultra-fast networks puts us in the enviable position of being able to deliver all business communications needs over a network that offers ultra-low latency, high speed and reliability.”

“This works perfectly in tandem with Onecom’s market-leading cloud, mobile, systems and professional IT services and allows freedom for businesses to use data-heavy applications such as video conferencing and remote backup at lightning speeds and at lower cost than equivalent services. We are delighted to extend our growing partnership with CityFibre and look forward to transforming the way companies can work online.”

CityFibre chief executive Greg Mesch said: “We’re very pleased with the rapid development of our new relationship with Onecom. In less than a month, Onecom has expanded its presence on the CityFibre footprint to four cities – the fastest multi-city ramp-up of any of our partners to date.”

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