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CityFibre and Virtual1 light up full fibre opportunities for the channel in new partnership

The UK’s third digital infrastructure platform, CityFibre, and leading wholesale-only network provider Virtual1 have jointly announced a collaborative partnership to serve the UK connectivity channel with full fibre business services.

Through the partnership, Virtual1 is enabling its partners to access CityFibre’s differentiated business Ethernet infrastructure in its full fibre towns and cities across the UK from February; while CityFibre leverages Virtual1’s national network to deliver fibre options beyond its own full fibre footprint to provide ‘off-net’ choice to its partners.

Virtual1 has interconnected with CityFibre to leverage its network and enable 600+ channel partners to serve their business customers with a portfolio of 100Mbps to 1Gbps full fibre Ethernet products in 28 cities, expanding further as CityFibre continues its UK wide rollout.

Founder and CEO of Virtual1, Tom O'Hagan, commented: “Our partnership with CityFibre is compelling news for Virtual1’s partners, combining CityFibre’s rapidly growing UK coverage and highly competitive commercials with the flexibility and empowerment of Virtual1’s Software Defined Network to deliver the best of both worlds. It brings together two of the UK’s most exciting connectivity providers in a way that makes sense for Virtual1, CityFibre, and most importantly the Channel.”

CityFibre Head of Wholesale, Andy Wilson, added: “Announcing our partnership with Virtual1 is an exciting moment. It marks the expansion of diversified Ethernet product choice for channel partners across the UK and is fantastic news for businesses who are looking eagerly for a compelling and competitively priced full fibre solution.”

Pricing options for CityFibre connectivity are available through Virtual1’s award winning 1Portal. CityFibre is similarly presenting Virtual1 pricing in its portal Ethernet quoting tool.

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About Virtual1

Virtual1 exist to accelerate UK businesses through cutting edge cloud and connectivity solutions. By prioritising innovation, automation and simplicity, we strive to challenge the ordinary, everyday.

As the UK's leading wholesale-only network provider, Virtual1 deliver high capacity, low latency connectivity and cloud services across the UK, with top-notch security and guaranteed levels of performance.

Our award-winning 1Portal and suite of API’s puts the control and configuration of customer solutions into the hands of our Partners, for them to quote, order and manage with ease, 24/7.

Together, we’ll power businesses forward - towards tomorrow.

About CityFibre

CityFibre is the UK’s third national digital infrastructure platform. With existing networks in more than 60 towns and cities, CityFibre provides wholesale connectivity to multiple business and consumer service providers, local authorities and mobile operators.

CityFibre has network rollouts underway with plans to pass up to 8 million homes and businesses with open-access full fibre infrastructure. A growing number of Gigabit City projects have been announced for full-city rollouts and CityFibre continues to prime its existing network assets for expansion.

CityFibre is based in London and is jointly controlled by Antin Infrastructure Partners and West Street Infrastructure Partners.