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IDNet helps Plymouth businesses to increase competitiveness and productivity with gigabit connectivity upgrades

  • The availability of CityFibre’s new full fibre infrastructure means businesses in the city can upgrade to connectivity speeds of up to 1Gbps, allowing them to be more efficient, productive, and responsive.
  • The potential for Plymouth is huge says leading national communications provider.
  • According to research from economic consultancy Regeneris1, CityFibre’s investment in the city could help to unlock £23m in business productivity and innovation, while a further £14m in growth could be driven from new business start-ups

Hitchin, 21 July 2020 – IDNet, a leading provider of business connectivity services in the UK, is urging businesses in Plymouth to take advantage of full fibre connectivity speeds of up to 1Gbps available to them via CityFibre’s recently launched business connectivity infrastructure.

The company believes that, with many businesses now looking to recover strongly following prolonged periods of low level activity due to the coronavirus outbreak, now is the right time for them to invest in a modern, ultra-fast connectivity service that will ensure they can compete both on the national and international stage.

Tim Davies, Co-Founder and Director of IDNet, stated: “There are already lots of great businesses in the city, from the naval and commercial ports, through to the powerhouse retailers, and with more inward investment in prospect, the potential for Plymouth is huge. But for these businesses to be able to compete on a national and even on a global level, they require the fast, reliable, affordable business connectivity that IDNet is now ready to deliver in the city.”

Davies said that taking advantage of CityFibre’s new full fibre infrastructure in Plymouth will make businesses more competitive – and help others to bounce back after the coronavirus pandemic.

“Faster connectivity makes you more competitive. It means you can be more productive and respond quicker. You can deliver better levels of service to customers – wherever they are located – and take advantage of the latest online services, such as cloud-based AI and analytics offerings and hosted voice. It can also give those businesses that have suffered over the last three months a real boost and enable them to get back on their feet and fighting for business opportunities once again. Being able to react quicker than your competitors will really make a difference.”

Stuart Elford, Chief Executive Officer, Devon and Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, applauded IDNet’s efforts to encourage wider uptake of faster connectivity services. “Businesses in Plymouth are positive and progressive in their approach and being able to get faster connectivity will enable them to sharpen their competitive edge. There are so many businesses across the city that can benefit. After the coronavirus pandemic, we really need to get tourism and commercial business moving again and faster connectivity will put real impetus behind those efforts and make the city more attractive to businesses that are looking to relocate to the region.”

CityFibre, the UK’s third national digital infrastructure platform, launched its full fibre business network to over 1,300 businesses in Plymouth at the beginning of May 2020, with Ethernet services available from 100Mbps through to 1Gbps.

According to research from economic consultancy Regeneris1, CityFibre’s investment in Plymouth could help to unlock £23m in business productivity and innovation, while a further £14m in growth could be driven from new business start-ups, with enhanced connectivity making it easier and less expensive to set up base and run efficiently.

IDNet recently became the first Internet Service Provider (ISP) in the UK to be awarded B-Corporation certification due to its commitment in making a positive impact on society and the environment through their operations.

More information about the connectivity services available from IDNet and how it can help support businesses is available by calling 0800 331 7000 or alternatively visit www.idnet.net.

Picture: Tim Davies. IDNet.

IDNet Tim Davies