Accedian Solutions Set to Drive UK’s CityFibre Gigabit Cities Initiative

Accedian Networks, the end-to-end network performance experts, has been selected by CityFibre, a leading provider of transformational, ultrafast pure fibre networks in the U.K., to grow and assure its business class Gigabit Ethernet services.

CityFibre, which has a solid foundation providing fibre infrastructure and Ethernet services to the public sector, is now expanding into the enterprise space with services tailored to carriers and blue chip enterprises seeking premium connectivity and hybrid cloud access.


CityFibre selected Accedian to support its Gigabit Cities initiative, which interconnects communities of all sizes with newly deployed pure fibre infrastructure to revolutionize the way public sector organizations, businesses, and consumers communicate. Accedian network performance assurance solutions are being deployed to deliver, validate, monitor, and assure CityFibre’s services and the competitive service level agreements (SLAs) that back them. One example is CityFibre’s recent Aberdeen CORE project, which brings ultra-fast connectivity to businesses in UK’s oil and gas capital in partnership with Internet for Business (IFB), a local Abeerdeen provider.

“The next generation of business broadband requires assured gigabit connectivity, which empowers enterprises and small firms alike with exceptional access to private and public cloud infrastructures,” said John Franklin, CityFibre’s Director of Engineering. “CityFibre relies on Accedian as a pivotal partner to ensure customers have access to the best possible Ethernet services. This furthers our ability to catalyze economic and social development through future-proof fibre infrastructure and services.”

“Our solutions are easily deployed, cost disruptive, and offer premium, ultra-low latency end-to-end performance in a true carrier grade platform – key attributes that help differentiate CityFibre’s Gigabit City projects to fuel their success. CityFibre is building an ultra-modern, world-class network that offers a unique market advantage to each of their customers,” stated Peter Newcombe, Accedian Vice President of Sales, EMEA. “We’re proud to be a part of their plan to competitively connect communities with the best service available.”

“Pure fibre will always deliver better quality of service than hybrid infrastructure, which is what makes the Aberdeen CORE project so transformative to businesses accessing cloud and hosted services and internet services,” stated Graeme Gordon, CEO, IFB. “Working in partnership with CityFibre, we enable businesses to operate at the highest levels of efficiencies imaginable. Accedian solutions ensure that neither performance nor reliability is ever compromised.”