Derby at forefront of the telecoms revolution in post-lockdown Britain

Derby at forefront of the telecoms revolution in post-lockdown Britain

Businesses in Derby will have the chance to be ahead of the curve in post-lockdown Britain thanks to new technology being introduced in the region.

CityFibre has joined forces with Derby City Council and A1 Comms Business in creating new full-fibre networks which will help businesses be more efficient and robust while reducing costs.

It means businesses no longer need to increase costs to expand bandwidths.

CityFibre is leading a national roll-out of the new networks and Alfreton-based A1 Comms Business is the champion for the Derby scheme.

They vow disruption will be kept to a minimum while the network is installed.

Steve Heald, Managing Director of A1 Comms Business, commented: “We are delighted to be named as CityFibre’s City Champion and to be at the forefront of serving local SMEs in Derby with ultra-modern full-fibre connectivity on our Yappl network.

“A requirement to move data in and out with increased speed, combined with a need for greater capacity to grow, is a priority for all businesses in the East Midlands.

“The fibre infrastructure will also support mobile phone calls and data, including 5G networks, as well as fixed connections.”

A1 Comms Business is encouraging every business to contact them for a free connectivity review which helps to explain where they can save money, how to increase efficiency and future-proof their systems.

“We now live in a world of remote working, flexible hours and the ability to communicate effectively with customers 24/7, so it is mission-critical to get the infrastructure right," said Steve.

He added: "Our team will work with every business to ensure a solution customised on Yappl to meet the exact requirements of a company.”

With construction work has officially commenced in the Mackworth area, with Abbey, Mickleover, Allestree and Darley set to follow later this year, CityFibre has appointed Dominika Walker as the City Manager for Derby.

Dominika, who has an extensive background in IT and communications, said: “The benefits of full-fibre connectivity are huge, not just for businesses, but residents too.

“With the full support of Derby City Council, we are able to create full-fibre networks across the city.

“We have used the most modern build techniques to deploy the network, which means businesses can connect to full-fibre with no disruption.”

According to research from economic consultancy Regeneris, full fibre connectivity will have a major impact in Derby over the next 15 years. Access to full fibre could unlock £39m in business productivity and innovation, while a further £21m in growth could be driven from new business start-ups, with enhanced connectivity making it easier and less expensive to set up base and run efficiently.

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