CityFibre currently manages more than 100 private fibre projects, along with a number of city ring networks used by local authorities, connecting over 350 homes, businesses and datacentres up to its fibre optic infrastructure.
Level 3 provides IP services over a high-speed global network for top performance, such as voice and data communications, video and content distribution, and cloud services.
By joining forces, the two firms hope to bring high-speed, low-latency applications to companies over a gigabit network, with no concerns about reliability, lag or even capacity.
Greg Mesch, CEO of CityFibre, said: “We are delighted to announce this agreement with Level 3. Its world-class IP service, combined with our future-proofed metropolitan fibre networks make a very powerful combination. We are excited about the huge benefits that these services will bring to businesses throughout the country.
The first city that will benefit from the partnership is York, home to a new datacentre for CityFibre and a location where it already runs a network. However, a list of further cities is being finalised to roll-out leased lines to over the next year.
“It is no surprise that cities around the world are seeing the deployment of pure fibre networks delivering gigabit services,” said Mesch.
“Pure fibre is the future of business connectivity and we are very pleased to be working with Level 3 to make this a reality in the UK."