Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 54 - Page 17


CityFibre partners with STL to support rapid nationwide network rollout

CityFibre , one of the UK ’ s largest independent full fibre platforms , has signed a strategic multi-year , multi-millionpound deal with STL , an industry-leading integrator of digital networks . The partnership will see STL supply CityFibre with high fibre count Celesta Intelligently Bonded Ribbon ( IBR ) Cables with StellarTM bend-insensitive fibre and ribbon optimised joint enclosures .

CityFibre is on track with its £ 4 billion investment programme to reach up to 8 million homes by 2025 – approximately one-third of the UK market . It is also in discussions with the government to explore opportunities to support BDUK ’ s Project Gigabit programme to bring Full Fibre to rural communities across the country .
More than 1 million homes are already able to receive Full Fibre broadband from CityFibre , with 26 construction companies mobilised and in build across over 63 towns and cities . By the end of 2022 , CityFibre plans to have builds underway across more than 150 cities , towns and villages before expanding to 285 by 2025 . STL ’ s sustainably produced and high-capacity
IBR ribbon cable solution will deliver nearly 25 % faster installations and contribute to CityFibre ’ s aggressive build-out plans as this programme continues to scale .

Orange Business Services delivers Flexible SD- WAN to Siemens a reliable and future-proof communications network ,” said Hanna Hennig , CIO , Siemens AG . “ It ’ s a critical business enabler that has to be agile enough to evolve with our business . As a pioneer in innovation and technology , we set the highest standards for our transformation project . With the global capabilities , expertise and orchestration of Orange Business Services , we were able to successfully complete the massive deployment of Flexible SD-WAN , which delivers decisive advantages for our business and users alike , including a streamlined user experience with dynamic traffic routing for applications as well as dynamic bandwidth allocation .”

Siemens AG , together with Orange Business Services , has successfully migrated 1,168 of its worldwide locations to a global and secure SD-WAN infrastructure . Overcoming potential implementation challenges during the pandemic , Orange

Business Services , with Cisco , has been able to now fully deliver one of the biggest SD-WAN deployments in the world across 94 countries .
“ Siemens is a global company with offices and production sites all over the world and we need
Flexible SD-WAN , leveraging Cisco technology , delivers significant benefits for Siemens ’ locations globally . By consolidating network design and maintenance with Orange Business Services as its digital services provider , Siemens has simplified the management of complex environments and further improved performance and agility .
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