ISP toob begins FTTH rollout across Southampaton

The newly formed ISP in the UK – toob, which was formed by former directors of Vodafone, has recently got £75 million investment from Government’s National Digital Infrastructure Fund managed by the Amber Infrastructure. The new ISP aspires to extend their network to cover around 1 million+ premises in the next 10 years as their long term ambition.

The ISP has announced that they will begin deployment of their 1 Gbps capable FTTH broadband network in the south coast city of Southampton, which is the first city to get benefited with their network. The ISP is expected to make an investment of around £50m under their proposed plan of FTTH deployment that aims to reach around 1lakh+ premises across Southampton by 2021. If the work goes as per plan, then their network will go live by 2019 end.

The ISP said that that this is their first step for achieving their ambition of reaching 1m+ premises by 2029. Their packages will cost £25 a month for their 900Mbps based package with unlimited usage and a contract term of 18 months. They are also expected to use Openreach’s existing ducts and poles in their deployment via Physical Infrastructure Access.

toob’s CEO – Nick Parbutt said that they feel delighted to begin full fibre network roll out in the city of Southampton. Under their rollout, they will deploy a full fibre infrastructure which will benefit residents, businesses and public services and also enabling future 5G deployment and smart city projects in the city.

Leader of Southampton City Council – Christopher Hammond said that the city Southampton has a thriving tech sector and toob’s investment will enable the council in strengthening their position as a digital hub benefiting all – residents, businesses, public services etc with a future proof full fibre infrastructure.

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