29 Jan 2018
Cityfibre is set to extend the existing Gigabit capable fibre optic (FTTP) network in Glasgow to 506 city council owned sites after signing a new 19-year framework agreement with UK ISP Commsworld for £15.7m – the “largest public sector award to date”.
The rollout in the city is connected to the existing fibre network, which has seen a steady expansion since it was deployed in November 2016.
The new deal will connect 506 sites across the Glasgow City Council estate along 15 BT exchange-to-exchange links, with an additional 243km of new core network infrastructure constructed.
Greg Mesch, CEO of CityFibre, said: “This award demonstrates the potential for forward-thinking local authorities to attract the private investment in their digital infrastructure that is so critical to their future success.
“This will be the largest public-sector project in our history and makes us the leading digital infrastructure provider to the public sector in Scotland. We look forward to working with our partners, Commsworld and CGI, to usher in a full-fibre future to even more Scottish cities.”