Mansfield set to benefit from £22.2 million ultrafast broadband boost from Netomnia

Jul 27, 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 Mansfield, Nottinghamshire as part of an investment of up to £22.2 million in the area.

Netomnia will provide Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband infrastructure to around 74,000 premises in Mansfield and the surrounding areas, delivering access to its robust and reliable broadband network and helping to future-proof and diversify the local economy.

The company is partnering with Map Group to roll out its broadband infrastructure in Mansfield, enabling speedy deployment using cutting edge optical solutions.

Mansfield is seeing increased investment as it seeks to grow its industry sectors in manufacturing, tourism and technology, and access to a fast and reliable broadband network will play a major role in levelling up the local economy.

Jeremy Chelot, Chief Executive Officer at Netomnia, commented: “At Netomnia, we believe that everyone should have equal access to a fast and reliable broadband connection. Our network will empower the residents of Mansfield and provide a boost to the local economy attracting further residents and businesses to the area.”

Ben Bradley, MP for Mansfield, said: “Mansfield is a town that will greatly benefit from levelling up initiatives such as an ultrafast broadband rollout. The opportunity to be involved with this project, increasing economic prospects and employment opportunities, is high on our agenda and we’re excited to see the benefits that Netomnia will bring.”

Along with 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.