Purfleet sees full fibre 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 Purfleet, in Essex as part of an investment of up to £16.8 million in the area.

Netomnia will provide Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband infrastructure to around 56,000 premises in Purfleet and the surrounding areas including Grays, Chafford Hundred and Tilbury, delivering access to its robust and reliable broadband network, helping to future-proof and diversify the local economy.

The company is partnering with GNS Communications to roll out its broadband infrastructure in Purfleet, enabling speedy deployment using cutting edge optical solutions.

Jeremy Chelot, CEO at Netomnia, commented: “It’s great to be providing even more residents and businesses in the South East with a broadband network that they can rely on as we continue to rapidly scale up. This is our first venture into Essex and our network will not only bring environmental benefits but increased economic activity for the area as well, as it delivers consistently high speeds with no disruption.”

Netomnia announced it had begun its rollout to around 51,000 premises in Gravesend in February this year, as part of an investment of up to £15 million in the area, which is just across the river Thames from Purfleet.

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.