Commsworld signs network partner deal with Sky
Charlie Boisseau: keen to access Sky network
Independent telecoms firm Commsworld has entered into a UK-wide connectivity partnership with Sky, allowing business users to access its extensive network.
It follows a recent announcement that saw Commsworld become the operator of the UK’s largest privately-owned network thanks to dark fibre deals with CityFibre and Zayo.
As a result of its new agreement, the Edinburgh-headquartered firm will have access to wholesale ethernet from almost 3,000 Sky ethernet-enabled exchanges, extending its UK footprint and adding further choice for bringing fibre connectivity to its customers’ premises.
Charlie Boisseau, chief technology officer at Commsworld, said: “The need for bandwidth and the critical importance of having a resilient connection is growing.
“We have an extensive reach already, however in the past we’ve had to lean on a very short list of national providers that are able to offer last-mile access in any given area. This can become particularly challenging when a customer asks us for a pair of resilient connections where naturally we can’t rely on the same wholesale provider for both.
“When we heard Sky were opening their network footprint for National Ethernet access we couldn’t wait to get access to it. Until recently business customers haven’t been able to take advantage of it.
“Following our deals with infrastructure builders to treble the size of our own network, we are thrilled to be able to reach even more firms again by partnering with Sky.”