Commercialisation Fibre Ducting Assets
Cambridge University and Cambridgeshire County Council commercialise existing fibre ducting assets.
10:16 14 July 2019
Cambridge University is combining its technological expertise with Cambridgeshire County Council’s ambition to deliver better digital connective across the city and beyond.
The joint venture will see both organisations’ extensive duct and fibre networks available on a commercial basis. The new company, Light Blue Fibre Ltd, will offer access to over 100km of existing ducting and dark fibre to infrastructure providers, telecom companies and local technology businesses that are seeking ways to save time and money by reducing the need for expensive and time-consuming infrastructure developments.
Professor Ian Leslie, chair of the board for Light Blue Fibre, said: “This is a very exciting joint venture. The development of Light Blue Fibre will make the existing and future ducting and fibre assets of two major networks in Cambridgeshire available for community and commercial use.
“It will provide local businesses, government, health and the education sector with cutting edge digital infrastructure, capable of meeting their data connectivity and communication needs for now and into the future and it gives the University more opportunities for wider connectivity.”