Digiweb in fibre alliance with NTL


10 May 2005

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Regional broadband player Digiweb has signed a 1Gbps fibre-optic connectivity deal with NTL Business as part of a broader strategy to roll out direct voice services and voice over internet protocol.

The move follows an embarrassing episode in recent weeks whereby a dispute with a Luxembourg-based satellite broadband company resulted in some 450 Digiweb broadband customers being temporarily cut off amid accusations of alleged contract breaches.

The new deal with NTL Business provides Digiweb with high-speed fibre-optic connectivity of up to 1Gbps as well as secure data centre services.

As well as this, Digiweb will also make use of NTL’s wholesale carrier class services and UK connectivity.

John Quinn, head of strategic development at Digiweb, said the deal with NTL heralds the next phase of growth for Digiweb.

Quinn commented: “We were very impressed with NTL Business’s understanding of our business and the type of products we are going to bring to the market. This represents a very significant move for Digiweb and our customers.”

By John Kennedy