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7th February 2017

Gamma upgrades national network with CityFibre long-haul dark fibre agreement

London, 7 February 2017 – As part of Gamma’s multi-million-pound investment in its core optical network, it has concluded an access agreement with CityFibre to connect 15 data centres and exchanges across the UK over CityFibre’s long-distance and metro networks. This upgrade will enable Gamma to meet growing demand for its data services and enable the delivery of higher speed services to an increasing number of larger enterprises and public sector customers.

The agreement, which runs through to 2042, will deliver multi-terabit core and multi-gigabit access speeds using 1,300km of dark fibre in a fully resilient ring configuration, between Manchester and London, providing Gamma with a differentiated proposition in a highly competitive market. The deal enables Gamma to take full advantage of CityFibre’s unique ability offer unified long distance and metro fibre solutions to national service providers.

Andy Rawnsley, Chief Architect at Gamma said: “We are always looking to increase our capacity and the range of innovative services we can offer. CityFibre’s national long distance network is an ideal mechanism for us to deliver the speed, resilience and flexibility we need in our core network. Coupled with its extensive metro assets, CityFibre has fast become a one stop shop for fibre connectivity that is a breath of fresh air in the carrier market. We look forward to exploring how else we might work together in the future.”

Rob Hamlin, Commercial Director at CityFibre added: “We are delighted to welcome Gamma on-board as CityFibre’s first partner to access our long distance network on a national basis. The project demonstrates our unique capability to offer unified long distance and metro fibre solutions to national service providers. We look forward to working with Gamma to develop other innovative value propositions to the Enterprise and SME markets.”

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