Oxford sees ­­£35 million full fibre broadband investment from Netomnia

Aug 3, 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 its second major city to date, Oxford. This represents an investment of up to £36 million in the area.

Netomnia will provide Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband infrastructure to around 120,000 premises in Oxford and the surrounding areas, delivering access to its robust and reliable broadband network, helping to future-proof and diversify the local economy.

As a city known for its world class excellence in education and research, the addition of an ultrafast and reliable network will ensure Oxford continues to be a powerhouse for a highly qualified labour force, especially as it develops biomedical, medical and technology sectors within the city.

Oxford is now the second major UK city in which Netomnia is present, after the company commenced rollout in Liverpool in May this year. Netomnia is now actively rolling out its broadband network in 48 towns and cities across the UK.

Jeremy Chelot, CEO at Netomnia, commented: “Oxford is a flourishing city with a long and deep heritage of intellectual discovery and invention. We are delighted to be contributing to its thriving economy and academic community, helping to drive innovation through access to our ultrafast full fibre network.”

Along with internet service provider, YouFibre, Netomnia has secured £418 million in funding since 2020 to support its rollout strategy.

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.