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New fibre network deal set to boost broadband speeds in Hull

Friday, August 21st 2015 by Phil Wilkinson-Jones

A wireless broadband provider in Hull is to boost its internet speeds after signing a £600,000 deal with CityFibre.

The 10-year deal will see Connexin use the infrastructure provider’s pure fibre network to increase efficiency and improve speeds at 19 of its wireless hub sites across the city.

The company will also be able to increase its network capacity as it looks to build its customer base in a city with only one traditional broadband provider – KC Broadband.

Furqan Alamgir, CEO at Connexin, said: “This landmark partnership between CityFibre and Connexin is a watershed moment for telecoms in Hull.

“In a market that in the past has been dominated by one company we are now finally starting to forge ahead with real change.

“We have committed to spending £3m over the next three years on our network infrastructure and coverage; this partnership with CityFibre is the first stage in that process.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank our loyal customers for their continued support; we have listened carefully and are set to revolutionise and expand our entire network across the city to create something truly special.”

Connexin’s deal is the latest evolution in the rollout of CityFibre’s CORE network in Hull.

'Solid, reliable and affordable'

CityFibre’s work in Hull started with a landmark project to deliver mobile backhaul connectivity – connections to the core network – to mobile operators EE and Three.

The company used dark fibre – fibre cabling already in the ground but not yet connected to carry traffic – to connect EE and Three’s mobile mast sites around the city.

In March, another wireless internet provider, Purebroadband, signed a deal with CityFibre worth £500,000 to connect its own wireless sites to the network.

James Thomas, director of operations at CityFibre, said: “Like any city, the demand for solid, reliable and affordable connectivity amongst Hull’s residents and businesses has never been greater.

“CityFibre provides a long overdue and credible fibre infrastructure alternative in the local market, increasing competition and enabling better services for all customers.

“We’re delighted to welcome Connexin aboard and to be able to provide the reliable fibre-based infrastructure they need to deliver their plans.”

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