TalkTalk said it had agreed a wholesale agreement with CityFibre for its residential and business customers in the areas in which it builds networks, a deal that would help underpin the fibre network operator’s expansion.
TalkTalk started laying its own fibre optic cables in a trial, initially with broadband rival Sky, to challenge BT which was a little too slow building its own fibre-to-the-premises networks.
It created a new company called FibreNation in 2018, which had ambitions to build a network serving three million premises.
TalkTalk Chief Executive Tristia Harrison said the deal was good for TalkTalk and for Britain and its full-fibre ambition.
“The sale of FibreNation to CityFibre, in combination with a competitive wholesale agreement, enables us to continue our strategy to accelerate TalkTalk’s fibre growth for our residential and business customers, thereby delivering a superior customer experience at an affordable price”, she said.