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Vodafone expands CityFibre partnership to offer ethernet services

Paul Lipscombe
June 3, 2021

The agreement builds on the strong partnership between the two companies in recent years

Vodafone and CityFibre have extended their partnership to include the operator’s ethernet services for its business customers.

The two parties have worked together since 2017, with Vodafone UK currently using CityFibre’s FTTP (fibre-to-the-premises) infrastructure to rollout its full-fibre broadband service.

As part of the partnership expansion, Vodafone will use CityFibre’s ethernet infrastructure to offer more local access options than before.

The service which delivers improved bandwidth and lower latency will be available in 12 UK towns and cities.

These locations include Cambridge, Coventry and Peterborough, with Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Huddersfield, Leeds, Leicester, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Portsmouth and Southend-on-Sea to follow.

Businesses of all sizes are able to use Vodafone’s ethernet services for a secure, private data network connection.

This agreement provides customers with a low-cost service with faster data speeds from a choice of bandwidth packages including 1Gbps and 100Mbps options.

Vodafone UK strategy and wholesale director Vishal Dixit said: “We already have an extremely successful partnership with CityFibre, so we’re delighted to be able to extend this to include ethernet services.

“It’s never been more important to ensure our business customers have as much choice as possible, as well as the high-speed and high-quality data service they need to run their business successfully.”

CityFibre chief commercial officer Rob Hamlin added: “With business’ need for reliable, gigabit speed connectivity only set to increase, our world-class networks will reach 30 per cent of the market in the coming years.

“This fast-growing platform offers partners like Vodafone products and economics designed to win market share and will help them remain at the forefront of innovation in full-fibre services.”

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