Over in the UK, CityFibre has wasted no time putting the new assets it acquired from KCOM in January to good use. This week they have revealed two new metro partners as well as a long haul customer as they continue to make the case for the company as an alternative to BT OpenReach.
In their new metro market of Bradford, Exa Networks has committed to connecting to some 250 new sites as well as to a strategic national partnership aiming at the education vertical. And just over the river in Leeds, it is Diva Telecom that has signed on for an initial 100 new sites. CityFiber has metro route mileage of some 190km in the two markets as a result of the KCOM deal.
And this morning CityFibre announced that SSE Enterprise Telecoms has become the first new customer on the acquired national long distance network. SSE has signed on for a 15 year IRU for 48km of dark fiber between Reading and Slough, which they will use to complement their national footprint. While the transaction itself is not a huge one, the two companies emphasized a long term and growing relationship.
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