Vodafone Boost UK Fibre
Vodafone restructures existing deal with CityFibre to encourage it to build its fibre infrastructure more quickly and to more places.
03:16 29 January 2020
Vodafone and CityFibre existing deal is set to be restructure in a bid to deploy fibre infrastructure more quickly and to more places. The move follows report that full-fibre broadband is still only available to around 11per cent of UK premises.
Vodafone is working with infrastructure companies for the past deployment of the service. The company is currently offering broadband download and upload speeds of up to 900Mbps through its Vodafone Gigafast Broadband service.
Vodafone UK Chief Executive Officer Nick Jeffery said: “Vodafone is in a unique position to drive forward full-fibre deployment in the UK. By offering our partners a ready market in the form of Vodafone Gigafast Broadband, we played an instrumental role in encouraging Openreach’s new wholesale service to build in additional places, and now we are enabling CityFibre to expand. The only way the UK will achieve its digital ambition is through strong partnerships, and Vodafone is leading the way.”
Alex Tofts, Broadband Expert at Broadband Genie, added: “Continued investment is crucial to ensure the UK can remain competitive in a world where high-speed Internet access is becoming increasingly commonplace and indeed necessary. However, the focus of this investment is on cities. We need a longer-term plan for the rest of the country so as to not leave them behind and risk widening the digital divide further.”