Replacing its primary link with Gigabit-capable
pure fibre delivers significant efficiency benefits for managed IT services
provider in Bournemouth

Fully managed IT and telecoms services provider,
Modrus, is gaining a flexible, cost effective and future-proofed network
connection with a new fibre infrastructure from CityFibre, one of the UK’s leading independent fibre
infrastructure providers.  Connecting its
head-office and main operating centre in Bournemouth with its three datacentres
in London, the new link replaces Modrus’ existing connection to become its
new primary link, enabling the company to improve its customer service, with
faster server set-ups.

“We currently have 700 customer servers in our
datacentres, and our Bournemouth-based, 40-strong technical teams are building
new server set-ups at a rate of 50 to 100 per month. The new CityFibre high-capacity,
high-speed fibre link has important business benefits for us because of its
impact on the rate at which the team can work. No longer having to deal with
slower (100Mb) data transmission will hugely increase the speed and efficiency
of the teams,” says Edward Armitage, Director at Modrus.

Modrus chose the CityFibre fibre infrastructure above
other suppliers because of the flexibility it offers and its competitive
pricing. “With the CityFibre solution, we can define the speed of the line
ourselves by the equipment we choose to put on each end,” explains Edward
Armitage. “This gives us significant flexibility going forward and, along with
the great price and excellent installation and hook-up service provided by
CityFibre, was a major reason for choosing its solution.”

A further business benefit to Modrus is the
utilisation of the CityFibre infrastructure to support its back-up and
disaster-recovery operations. With this in place, Modrus now keeps its pre-existing
BT and Virgin circuits for contingencies.

Rob Hamlin, Director of Business Development at
CityFibre commented: “Modrus develops and provides innovative customer solutions and is constantly aware of the need for new ideas
and services. Its new CityFibre infrastructure will provide a long-term,
high-capacity primary link that delivers the speed and flexibility it requires
for many years to come, as its business grows.

“CityFibre has invested heavily in fibre infrastructure
throughout Bournemouth, and we are delighted to see more and more businesses in
Bournemouth benefitting from our growing fibre network.”

Modrus takes responsibility for supplying and
supporting the business technology companies need as a simple, agile, monthly
service leaving them free to focus on what matters most – making their
businesses successful.  In practice this
means whether cloud or office-based, Modrus design, buy, install and support as
much of a company’s connection, network, hardware, software and phones as they
would like them to, enabling Modrus to take responsibility for ensuring users can
reliably access all the technology they need to work productively and
consistently wherever they are.  Modrus
has many long-term customer relationships and is proud that a large amount of
its new business comes from word-of-mouth recommendation.


CityFibre Media Contact:
Maggie Zaboura
Zaboura Consultancy Ltd
T. 020 7297 3371

About CityFibre
CityFibre ( is one of the UK’s
leading fibre optic infrastructure providers. By building dedicated fibre optic
networks for the public and private sectors, we empower data-hungry users
throughout the country, by unleashing unlimited speeds on future-proofed

Our transformational fibre infrastructure projects
comprise point-to-point connections, metro rings and Fibre-to-the-Premises
networks that make possible Next Generation Access and gigabit level services
direct to local authorities, businesses and homes.

CityFibre manages over 100 private fibre projects and
seven separate metropolitan fibre networks under long-term contract with local
authorities, police forces, healthcare organisations and universities. With
almost 30,000km of fibre in the ground, connecting more than 350 sites and data
centres across the UK, we are the country’s largest independent provider of
fibre in secondary cities.

In Bournemouth, CityFibre owns the largest FTTH
project in the UK. With over 21,000 homes ready for service, the network
enables service providers to deliver unprecedented superfast broadband with
speeds of up to one gigabit per second.

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