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ISP Gigabit Networks Extends Full Fibre to Cover 1 Million UK Firms

Monday, Jan 8th, 2024 (10:49 am) - Score 1,600
Gigabit Networks UK ISP

Leicester-based broadband ISP Gigabit Networks has today announced that, thanks to their expanded availability across multiple alternative networks, their full fibre (FTTP and Ethernet) services are now able to reach a total of around 1 million businesses (on net) across the United Kingdom.

The internet provider states that their platform can now cater for homes and businesses covered by CityFibre, BTWholesale (Openreach), FullFibre Limited (Digital Infrastructure), Freedom Fibre, Telcom (Giga Britain), ITS Technology, Vodafone and MS3.

Gigabit Networks added that they’re “ambitious, and have their sights set on becoming the UK’s premier altnet connectivity aggregator for businesses“, which suggests that they’ll be adding more alternative networks to their platform in the future. But being a multi-network aggregator can be complex and often makes a provider’s product options more confusing for end-users.

Tim Loveday, Gigabit Networks’ Head of New Business and Channel Sales, said:

“Reaching the one million on-net milestone is amazing, and I think it really shows the drive of the Gigabit Networks team and community of partners we have bringing full fibre to businesses across the UK.

Ultra-fast gigabit connectivity is the future, and we are focused on leading the way. One million is just the beginning and 2024 is set to be fantastic.”

In terms of business packages, the ISP offers a mix of Shared Fibre Access Circuits (i.e. regular FTTP with speeds from 160Mbps to 1Gbps) from £42.50 +vat per month, as well as Ethernet over FTTP (from £249) and, finally, true Ethernet Leased Lines with dedicated access and backhaul (from £299). The latter two come attached to a minimum contract term of 36-months, while their shared FTTP plans adopt a 24-month term. The usual SLAs and guaranteed fix time options also apply.

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5 Responses
  1. Avatar photo Anon says:

    Not sure what’s news worthy here.

    Just an interconnect with BTWholesale OR Cityfibre alone would get them more than 1 million premesis.

    On-net also means on your own network. This is just them reselling off-net (aka 3rd party) tail circuits which connect back to their tiny aggregation network

    1. Avatar photo Jonny says:

      My understanding of on-net is that it implies the switches at each handover point are operated and managed by the ISP, and it’s their backhaul. If TalkTalk Wholesale are bringing traffic back from Birmingham to London then you aren’t on-net, if you have presence at the point at which CityFibre hand over their Birmingham customers to ISPs then you can claim you’re on-net.

      I wouldn’t insist on the last mile to be on-net, loads of leased line providers use Openreach EAD but it’s their network as soon as the the fibre leaves the Openreach hardware.

    2. Avatar photo Anon says:

      Article states 1million businesses not premises, quite a different reach.

      Most premises will be residential in both Openreach and Altnet builds so reaching 1 million businesses is significant.

  2. Avatar photo Smithk212 says:

    Need to update website as only allows connections via cityfibre ,openreach not even listed ,so unable to see if it’s available unless on cityfibre network

  3. Avatar photo Tinpot specialist says:

    Alot of these alt nets are tin pot firms which can’t offer proper speeds or engineers.

    Just another play on words, for reaching areas for a service no one wants nor can they most likely not provide

    As we most of em’ they sound nice but are they really.?

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