Neos Networks, one of the UK’s leading connectivity providers, today formerly announces a partnership with broadband provider toob, supporting the emerging telco’s connectivity offerings across the South of England.
The partnership, which originated in June 2020 with the signing of a 20-year contract, will enable toob to utilise existing Neos Networks subducts to deploy its network. This will help toob to expand its network footprint to provide customers with its full fibre broadband connectivity.
The two telcos have been working closely over the past year to deploy a connectivity project across Southampton. A new project across Camberley and Farnborough, Surrey is set to commence roll-out later this year.
Through utilising Neos Networks’ pre-existing infrastructure, toob will avoid the need to commence costly, time-consuming digs that are disruptive to local residents. This will enhance deployment speeds, keep costs down and is a more environmentally conscious decision.
The relationship supports toob’s Southampton network to deliver service to more than 100,000 premises, with the new network in the Surrey towns of Camberley, Farnborough, Ash and Aldershot delivering service to a further 100,000 premises.
The partnership is part of larger efforts to help drive the UK’s connectivity ambitions and futureproof the South of England by expanding regional connectivity opportunities. The rise of Alternative Network Providers (Altnets) is a key part of this, offering impressive and competitive connectivity alternatives versus the major UK network providers.
The announcement of the partnership comes as Neos Networks continues its own substantial network expansion programme, which will see the trusted UK telco grow its fibre network to over 30,000km by the end of 2021. The business is also significantly developing its exchange footprint with over 550 exchanges on-net by the end of the year.
Pete Asman, MD for Public Sector and Enterprise at Neos Networks said: “We are delighted to be a trusted partner for toob, an emerging UK telco with ambitious growth plans. This is a great collaborative relationship and a clear example of how Neos Networks is committed to supporting rapid network expansion that aids the futureproofing of the UK’s digital economy. These Hampshire and Surrey regions in the South of England, often overlooked compared to popular urban districts, will benefit hugely from the partnership.”
Nick Parbutt, CEO at toob said: “toob is rapidly expanding its network to allow consumers and small businesses to fully benefit from the advantages of full fibre supported by Neos Networks infrastructure. The partnership with Neos Networks will be a significant help in our drive to deliver a network to more than one million premises over the next six years. This is an exciting time for the telecoms industry, and we are delighted to be working with partners such as Neos Networks to deliver the infrastructure the country needs.”