Burntwood to receive full fibre boost from Netomnia

Oct 11, 2022

Netomnia, the UK’s fastest-growing wholesale fibre broadband operator, has announced that its full fibre multi-gigabit network rollout in Burntwood is now underway as part of an investment of up to £16.6million in the area.

Netomnia will provide Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband infrastructure to around 55,500 premises in Burntwood and the surrounding areas, delivering access to its robust and reliable broadband network, helping to future-proof and diversify the local economy.

The company is partnering with STL to roll out its broadband infrastructure, enabling speedy deployment using cutting edge optical solutions. The latest announcement marks Netomnia’s first rollout location in the West Midlands.

Zoltan Kovacs, Managing Director at Netomnia, commented: “We want to ensure everyone across the UK has equal access to an ultrafast broadband network that they can rely on, which is why we are building at an exceptional rate, currently operating at a build rate of 30,000 premises per month.

“The West Midlands is a region rich in heritage and we want to ensure residents and businesses have the digital infrastructure required to continue its development as not just an attractive area to live, but to attract more businesses as well. Full fibre networks deliver much faster speeds than existing copper networks and we look forward to providing this for communities in Burntwood and the surrounding areas.”

Along with YouFibre, an internet service provider, Netomnia has secured £418 million in funding since 2020 to support its rollout strategy and will soon be starting its first rollout in Northern Ireland, in a bid to become the first alt-net with network present in all four countries in the UK.

Netomnia makes wholesale connectivity available to Internet Service Providers (ISPs), building the infrastructure for their broadband services. Its network supports symmetrical (equal upload and download speeds) multi-gigabit services up to 10 Gbps (10,000 Mbps) using XGS-PON technology; this means ISPs using Netomnia’s network will be able to offer their customers reliable ultrafast speeds for decades to come.