CityFibre completes primary build in Solihull

Fri, 24/03/2023 - 13:53

CityFibre’s network in Solihull is now ready for service to over 44,000 homes, about 85% of the town’s premises.

Construction began on the £25m project in February 2021 and CityFibre has since laid almost 235,000 km of dense full fibre infrastructure across the town.

With the primary build is now completed, CityFibre will explore opportunities to reach further areas including new build properties, those on private or unadopted roads and business parks.

Bashir Ahmed MBE, CityFibre’s Area Manager for Solihull, said: “Full fibre is vital for the UK market’s long-term growth and Solihull is a town filled with opportunity and ambition.”

A recent report by Hatch found Solihull may reap over £239m in productivity and innovation gains and £53m from a widened workforce over a 15-year period. Enabling 5G could drive up to £568m in uplift.