CityFibre launches first 800 Gbps backbone ring

10 December 2021

CityFibre, the independent full fibre platform, has announced the successful deployment of its first 800 Gb/s backbone wavelength in partnership with leading network technology solutions vendor, Ciena. The initial 800 Gb/s wavelength serves 23 cities and towns and connects six ‘super core’ sites in 2021, with the first ring connecting Leicester, Peterborough, Cambridge, London, Milton Keynes and Northampton. Swiftly followed with two further rings, providing the same enhanced core capacity between Manchester, Leeds, Leicester, Bristol, Coventry and London. The network will connect CityFibre’s own fibre exchanges and ring-based access networks to leading third party datacentres and points of interconnect.