Home
 » ISP News » 
Sponsored

SWS Broadband Acquires UK ISP Cadence Networks Limited

Tuesday, December 21st, 2021 (9:37 am) - Score 768
SWS Broadband Leaflet in Rural Field

Shrewsbury-based ISP SWS Broadband (RBBS – Rural Broadband Solutions), which serves premises in rural parts of Shropshire (England) and Wales with their fixed wireless and full fibre networks, has today acquired Cadence Networks Limited for an undisclosed sum to support their UK expansion plans.

The move comes only a few short months after SWS announced an expanded plan to deploy a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to cover over 50,000 properties within Shropshire, which aims to complete by the end of 2024 (here).

NOTE: Some of this new build is being funded with support from the UK Government’s (Building Digital UK) gigabit voucher scheme.

A big chunk of the aforementioned plan will involve upgrading customers in many of the rural villages that are currently being served by their existing Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) network (c.50 communities are being targeted for full fibre). The first villages to benefit from that rollout were named as Stiperstones and Woolston.

By comparison, Cadence Networks is a more bespoke business focused ISP and has infrastructure within three London-based data centres, which should give RBBS a significant foundation upon which it can build its own national data network “so that it is able to manage the quality of service and capacity to its own customers without using third party wholesale providers. The acquisition of Cadence gives RBBS the entire route of traffic to the internet.”

A Spokesperson for SWS / RBBS said:

“We have been working closely with Cadence over the past 6 months to upgrade the SWS backhaul network and prove our scalable infrastructure model. We can now reach a much larger addressable market and extend our reach across other regions within the UK. Working with Cadence has been a pleasure and I believe both businesses have found a perfect fit. Acquiring Cadence will create excellent growth opportunities for the group.”

As mentioned above, SWS has already been working with Cadence on the build of its 100Gbps capable Dark Fibre network around South Shropshire, which underpins some of their planned FTTP expansion, as well as some speed upgrades for their existing FWA customers. The initial Dark Fibre loop includes the towns of Shrewsbury, Church Stretton, Craven Arms, Bishops Castle, Pontesbury and Minsterley.

Customers in their new FTTP areas can expect to pay from £26 per month for an unlimited 30Mbps (10Mbps upload) service with free installation on a 24-month term, which rises to £89 per month for their top 900Mbps (200Mbps upload) tier. You can also get symmetric speeds on all of their packages, albeit at extra cost (e.g. the 900Mbps plan becomes £99).

Share with Twitter
Share with Linkedin
Share with Facebook
Share with Reddit
Share with Pinterest
By Mark Jackson
Mark is a professional technology writer, IT consultant and computer engineer from Dorset (England), he also founded ISPreview in 1999 and enjoys analysing the latest telecoms and broadband developments. Find me on Twitter, , Facebook and Linkedin.
Leave a Comment
1 Response
  1. anonymous says:

    That lavender ever wants to connect it’s evidently good to go.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Comments RSS Feed

Javascript must be enabled to post (most browsers do this automatically)

Privacy Notice: Please note that news comments are anonymous, which means that we do NOT require you to enter any real personal details to post a message. By clicking to submit a post you agree to storing your comment content, display name, IP, email and / or website details in our database, for as long as the post remains live.

Only the submitted name and comment will be displayed in public, while the rest will be kept private (we will never share this outside of ISPreview, regardless of whether the data is real or fake). This comment system uses submitted IP, email and website address data to spot abuse and spammers. All data is transferred via an encrypted (https secure) session.

NOTE 1: Sometimes your comment might not appear immediately due to site cache (this is cleared every few hours) or it may be caught by automated moderation / anti-spam.

NOTE 2: Comments that break our rules, spam, troll or post via known fake IP/proxy servers may be blocked or removed.
Cheapest Ultrafast ISPs
  • Gigaclear £17.00
    Speed: 200Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Community Fibre £20.00
    Speed: 150Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Virgin Media £24.00
    Speed: 108Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Vodafone £25.00
    Speed: 100Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Hyperoptic £25.00
    Speed: 150Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
Large Availability | View All
Cheapest Superfast ISPs
  • Hyperoptic £17.99
    Speed 30Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Virgin Media £20.00
    Speed 54Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • NOW £21.00
    Speed 36Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Shell Energy £21.99
    Speed 35Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Vodafone £22.00
    Speed 38Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
Large Availability | View All
The Top 20 Category Tags
  1. FTTP (4030)
  2. BT (3134)
  3. Politics (2088)
  4. Building Digital UK (2009)
  5. Openreach (1951)
  6. FTTC (1917)
  7. Business (1810)
  8. Mobile Broadband (1590)
  9. Statistics (1493)
  10. FTTH (1370)
  11. 4G (1361)
  12. Virgin Media (1266)
  13. Ofcom Regulation (1230)
  14. Wireless Internet (1224)
  15. Fibre Optic (1223)
  16. Vodafone (920)
  17. EE (900)
  18. 5G (878)
  19. TalkTalk (817)
  20. Sky Broadband (782)
Promotion
Helpful ISP Guides and Tips
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
Sponsored

Copyright © 1999 to Present - ISPreview.co.uk - All Rights Reserved - Terms , Privacy and Cookie Policy , Links , Website Rules , Contact