Irvine set to benefit from Netomnia ultrafast broadband boost

Jul 6, 2022

Netomnia, the UK’s fastest-growing wholesale fibre broadband operator, has today announced that its full fibre multi-gigabit network is being rolled out in Irvine, North Ayrshire as part of an investment of up to £6 million in the area.

Netomnia will provide Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband infrastructure to around 20,000 premises in Irvine. This marks Netomnia’s fourth rollout location in Scotland, delivering access to its robust and reliable broadband network and helping to future-proof and diversify the local economy.

The company is partnering with Novo Technologies to roll out its broadband infrastructure in Irvine, enabling speedy deployment using cutting edge optical solutions. Netomnia’s ultrafast, reliable network will be beneficial for continuing to attract technological and innovative businesses to the area – a trend that has been increasing in recent years.

Jeremy Chelot, CEO at Netomnia, commented: “It’s fantastic to be continuing our expansion across Scotland, ensuring as many people as possible have access to an ultrafast network that they can rely on. Our latest investment will bring real benefits to the area, whilst causing minimum disruption, using existing infrastructure.”

Dr. Philippa Whitford, MP of Central Ayrshire, said: “I’m delighted that Netomnia will be building its ultrafast broadband network in Irvine. I am confident that our residents and local businesses will benefit greatly from Netomnia’s full fibre network, which will further support our digital infrastructure and enable economic growth and employment opportunities in the area.”

Along with its sister company YouFibre, an internet service provider, Netomnia has secured £418 million in funding since 2020 to support its rollout strategy and aims to reach one million premises in 2023.

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.