18 October 2016
Unified communications provider Onecom has signed three new launch partner agreements with CityFibre.
It has committed a minimum of 300 business connections on CityFibre’s existing metro networks in Coventry, Leicester and Nottingham.
The deal enables Hampshire-based Onecom to take full advantage of CityFibre’s national network and brings into commercial production the Nottingham and Leicester assets acquired by CityFibre in January 2016.
The five-year agreement, with an initial contract value of £3.2m, represents a substantially increased commitment to Onecom’s existing CityFibre partnership in Southend.
In early September it agreed a £1.7m deal to deliver at least 150 business customer connections on CityFibre’s new pure fibre network currently under construction in Southend-on-Sea.
Onecom specialises in tailored fixed line and mobile solutions for businesses, and is said to manage more than 300,000 connections throughout the UK.
As the largest operator in the Vodafone Partner Programme, the company says it will be leveraging its extensive expertise in the business connectivity market to offer ultra-low-latency services to business customers in the four CityFibre cities.
It claims this will allow enterprise users to access cloud-based services, IP voice, video-conferencing, and remote backup at speeds up to ten times faster than equivalent services and at lower prices.
Onecom CEO Darren Ridge says: “Using CityFibre’s ultra-fast networks puts us in the enviable position of being able to deliver all business communications needs over a network that offers ultra-low latency, high speed and reliability.”