CityFibre Crowns Blackstar Solutions as City Champion For The South West

13th August 2021 | Reading Time: 2 minute read

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CityFibre, the UK’s third national digital infrastructure platform, has appointed Blackstar Solutions as a City Champion for the South West underlining its commitment to driving the full fibre message out to as many businesses as possible in the region.

For Blackstar the agreement is an opportunity to offer the unrivalled speed, reliability, and value of CityFibre’s full fibre to its customers whilst providing the best possible internet ‘backbone’ for the wider selection of cloud based technologies to its clients.

Andrew Wilson, Head of Wholesale for CityFibre, said: “We are pleased to welcome Blackstar Solutions as City Champion. We have made significant investments to bring full fibre to the South West and want to do everything we can to give businesses the opportunity to take advantage. With their strong reputation and presence in the region, Blackstar Solutions is ideally-placed to help us reach our goals and make use of CityFibre’s full fibre infrastructure to deliver the bandwidth and performance that companies need to compete effectively.”

Elliot Mace, Sales Director at Blackstar added: “Blackstar’s mission is all about making sure that companies have the right technology in place for their business to thrive.  A massive part of this is internet connectivity and we always encourage our clients to go for the best connections possible. CityFibre offers a completely different solution to traditional leased lines and our clients love the combination of speed, flexibility, reliability, and competitive pricing.  CityFibre’s network is totally separate from other providers and even BT exchanges, so we are now able to offer a full resilience option over completely separate fibre networks.

“We were delighted that CityFibre approached us to become a City Champion for the South West as a result of our proven capability to listen, innovate and deliver and we intend to make sure that we make the most of this exciting partnership for CityFibre, Blackstar, and all businesses in the South West”

In the next few months, Blackstar Solutions and CityFibre will be working together to inform businesses in the South West of the potential full fibre brings to them, and to provide professional deployment, activation, and support services to customers.



About CityFibre

CityFibre is the UK’s third national digital infrastructure platform. With existing networks in more than 60 towns and cities, CityFibre provides wholesale connectivity to multiple business and consumer service providers, local authorities and mobile operators.

CityFibre has network rollouts underway with plans to pass up to 8 million homes and businesses with open-access full fibre infrastructure. A growing number of Gigabit City projects have been announced for full-city rollouts and CityFibre continues to prime its existing network assets for expansion.

CityFibre is based in London and is jointly controlled by Antin Infrastructure Partners and West Street Infrastructure Partners.