Swindon launches 1gb fibre network through Cityfibre and Excalibur
By Jamie Hill - 20 June 2019
CityFibre, the UK’s largest alternative provider of wholesale full fibre infrastructure has declared its next generation Swindon network “open for business”. Over 1100 Swindon businesses large and small will now be able to access gigabit-capable internet services from CityFibre offered through its exclusive launch partner Excalibur the specialist internet telecoms and IT solutions service provider.
Jenny Groves Chair of Switch on to Swindon said “It’s great to hear Swindon is leading the way with ultra high speed fibre connectivity. Its going to help a lot of Swindon businesses keep up as we move to an increasing data heavy and high fast tech economy. Switch On is proud to support Excalibur and Cityfibre in their roll out”
On 16th May members of Swindon’s business community attended the launch of the gigabit-capable full fibre network hosted by the two companies at Excalibur’s Swindon headquarters. Local Mayor Junab Ali gave a short speech about the importance of businesses having access to super fast connectivity. It was his last official event as Mayor of Swindon.
The arrival of the CityFibre full fibre network gives Swindon the platform to compete with advanced fibre-driven economies in Europe. Spain for example has more than 80 per cent of premises within reach of full fibre. In Britain the world’s fifth biggest economy it’s only six per cent. Swindon’s 6.5km long CityFibre network will provide businesses with internet speeds around 100 times faster than a standard UK broadband connection improving their performance and boosting the local economy by driving efficiency and productivity.
Elsa Chen CEO of CityFibre’s wholesale business commented: “We’re extremely excited to launch our gigabit-speed full fibre network in Swindon with Excalibur as our launch partner. This future proof infrastructure is exactly what a modern digital city needs unlocking world class connectivity speeds of up to 1Gbps that will enable local businesses to succeed productively and profitably. They also need the guidance and support of a service provider with the experience to help them take advantage of full fibre and Excalibur is ideally placed to deliver that.”
Excalibur CEO Peter Boucher added: “Swindon’s businesses are crying out for a fast and reliable communications infrastructure on which to build their own competitiveness and success. With the launch of full fibre services from CityFibre we’re excited about taking them on a journey that will improve their efficiency and productivity.”