There is little doubt that the growth and prosperity of small and medium-sized businesses in the UK has been stifled for some time by slow and unreliable connectivity.
Our economy is increasingly being driven by digital innovation, yet many SMEs see Ethernet and other business boosting full fibre solutions as too costly an option to consider.
The national picture painted by Ofcom also makes stark reading – its latest figures highlight that only 6% of the country can currently access full fibre technology, meaning these solutions are often seen by SMEs as beyond their reach too!
But Britain’s connectivity landscape is changing at pace, with Entanet, a CityFibre company, enabling channel partners to seize the opportunity to serve customers with gigabit-capable, stable and cost-effective connectivity in Gigabit cities across the UK.
A great example of this is our 500Mbps symmetric CityFibre Ethernet service…Gigabit-ready, entirely provisioned by our own teams on our own infrastructure and available from just £225 per month…less than what many businesses pay for a company car or even a printer!
Putting such a truly differentiated and highly competitive solution like this within the grasp of SMEs is not surprisingly driving a shift in mindset from channel partners, who are now focusing their business development on full fibre footprints across the land.
This is in turn driving up demand and leading to further investment in the expansion of our full fibre network, opening up even greater new business opportunities for success hungry channel partners – success driving success!
We’re already well on with our work as the primary agent of much needed change in the sector – we recently announced the first £1.12bn of an ambitious £2.5bn investment plan, identifying 37 towns and cities where we already have critical fibre spine assets primed for full city expansion. Our rollout will deliver to five million premises or one third of the Government’s 2025 target of 15 million!
The end game is massive for the UK, as a 2018 report into the economic impact of full fibre infrastructure over 15 years in 100 towns and cities by Regeneris which was commissioned by CityFibre highlights.
Some of the headline figures include:
- £2.35bn boost in business innovation
- £2.29bn growth in business start-ups
- £2.21bn generated in increased business productivity
Even better news for SMEs is that we have aligned our CityFibre products and network focus with the advantages of the Government’s Gigabit Voucher Scheme. We worked closely with Government to help develop the scheme and so far our work has achieved almost £600,000 of savings for end user customers.
If you’re keen to seize the full fibre opportunity contact us at 0330 100 3550 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Entanet Opinion Blog: Investing in quality customer service to drive the UK’s full fibre future
- Entanet Opinion Blog: Full fibre – the channel’s greatest opportunity in a generation
- Entanet Opinion Blog: Guest Blog – Fighting for full fibre
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