In a further expansion of its gigabit fibre-to-the-premise (FTTP) offerings, UK internet service provider (ISP) Giganet has turned to fibre connectivity supplier Neos Networks, to provide backhaul and data center connectivity to support its new southern counties network and its ambitious roll-out plans.
Through strategic network partnerships, Giganet can already offer full fibre broadband services to millions of homes and businesses all over the UK. The next step for Giganet is targeting an expansion which will see it cover more homes and businesses, beginning in the south of England using its own network.
Work on the project began in 2021 and Giganet aims to have the core network and first four exchange rings live by end of this year. In the next four years, Giganet plans to build full fibre broadband to 300,000 homes across Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset and West Sussex with its own fibre network rollout. Neos Networks – with its 550 unbundled exchange network – will provide Giganet with the local connectivity required to carry traffic to its data centres and across its national network.
Matthew Skipsey, Chief Technology Officer at Giganet said: “Neos Networks rose to the challenge of providing us with resilient and high capacity backhaul circuits across a wide range of exchanges as well as our core data centres.
“Using Neos Networks”, he added, “we have been able to secure connectivity to our points of presence faster than expected, initially enabling each of our first four regional rings with resilient 100Gb/s backhaul. This means our south coast roll-out is progressing at pace.”
Giganet’s plans for its own national network service includes a commitment to providing only full fibre connectivity. This network expansion project will see Neos Networks support Giganet to deliver a more than tenfold capacity increase. This increase is underpinned by both Giganet and Neos Networks’ commitment to supporting the UK Government’s levelling up agenda which will see both companies work to help satisfy the increased demand for high-speed fibre connectivity. Having unbundled 550 BT exchanges by the end of 2021, and expanding its network reach to 34,000km, business connectivity provider, Neos Networks, are already ahead of the curve in helping meet this ambition.
Matthew Skipsey added: “The ready availability of high-quality resilient connections to our points of presence, undoubtedly enabled us to quickly roll-out hyperfast, full fibre broadband to a marketplace hungry for improved connectivity.”
Sarah Mills, Chief Revenue Officer at, Neos Networks said: “Both Neos Networks and Giganet have adopted a collaborative approach to this relationship. This has resulted not only in solutions being delivered faster than ever, as the Giganet network grows, it also gives us the ability to transition connectivity between points of presence without any disruption. There is no doubt that by working in partnership with alternative network providers, like Giganet, UK residents will benefit from a better, faster, and more resilient connectivity.”
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