Virgin Media Business to connect BSkyB in £49 million fibre deal

Thursday, May 23rd 2013

A deal has been struck  between Virgin Media Business and BSkyB, under which Virgin will connect Sky's Unbundled (LLU) local telephone exchanges with the nationwide broadband network of Sky. A deal worth over £49 million.
The 5-year contract, announced last month, will now start to connect a third of Sky's LLU exchanges, and the work of the core network would be completed by end of this year. The new connections are expected to connect at speeds of up to 10 Gbps, via Virgin Media's High Capacity Services that optically links point-to-point.
Mohammed Hammady, Director of Sky Network Services, says this agreement would provide greater capacity, as traffic of Sky network grows significantly every year.
Managing Director of Virgin Media Business, Tony Grace, pointed out that the high capacity of their network can provide infrastructure to other providers needing backhaul capacity in today's digitally driven world.

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