Netomnia to bring full fibre broadband to Bridgend

Dec 2, 2021

Netomnia, the UK’s fastest-growing wholesale fibre broadband operator, has today announced that it will roll out its multi-gigabit broadband network in Bridgend, marking its first move into Wales and the next step in its strategy to deliver ultrafast internet access across the UK.

Netomnia will provide Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband infrastructure to more than 55,000 premises in Bridgend, providing access to its robust and reliable broadband network. Netomnia will utilise existing underground ducting and overhead infrastructure in order to reduce local disruption and facilitate fast and efficient execution. The company is partnering with GForce Telecoms to roll out its broadband infrastructure in Bridgend.

Founded in 2019, Netomnia is the UK’s fastest-growing wholesale fibre broadband operator. The company is already delivering broadband infrastructure to 17 towns and cities in England and Scotland and aims to expand further into other towns and cities in Wales.

Netomnia makes wholesale connectivity available to Internet Service Providers (ISPs), building the infrastructure for their broadband services. The company aims to reach one million premises by 2023 and as of October 2021, had achieved 75,000 premises passed. The company recently secured £123 million in funding to support its rollout strategy.

Jeremy Chelot, Founder and CEO at Netomnia, commented: “We are very excited to be rolling out our ultrafast broadband service in Bridgend, the first of many towns we aim to work with in Wales as we build out our infrastructure across the UK.

“Netomnia uses the latest technology to ensure consistently high speeds for households and businesses, whilst using existing infrastructure so that the network can be built with minimum disruption to everyday life.

“The lockdowns we’ve all lived through over the past 20 months or so have shone a spotlight on the importance of a reliable, ultrafast network in every aspect of our lives including work, education, leisure and keeping in contact with friends and family. We are confident that our best in class full fibre network and ultrafast speeds will bring significant benefits to the local economy and overall wellbeing in Bridgend for many decades into the future.”

Ginty Foster, GFORCE TELECOMS Managing Director, commented: "This is a great alliance for us to team up with the fastest growing altnet in the UK, Netomnia. It's also a great privilege to be building a full fibre network in the communities where we live, providing a brilliant service for our families, friends, local businesses, and the schools our children go to. We can't wait to get started and deliver unbelievable broadband speeds to Bridgend and the surrounding areas."

Netomnia estimates that the first properties will go live on its infrastructure in Bridgend in Q1 next year.