Onecom signs a major partnership creating 25 jobs

Darren Ridge, CEO of Onecom in Whiteley
Darren Ridge, CEO of Onecom in Whiteley
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A MAJOR deal for a telecommunications company will see it bring super-fast connectivity to hundreds of new businesses – and create 25 new jobs in the process.

Onecom in Whiteley has signed three new launch partner agreements with CityFibre, adding a minimum of 300 business connections to CityFibre’s gigabit networks in Nottingham, Leicester and Coventry.

The deals are in addition to a partnership agreement announced earlier this year which saw Onecom commit to a £1.7m deal to deliver at least 150 connections to CityFibre’s Southend network, currently under construction.

Onecom CEO Darren Ridge said: ‘Businesses increasingly need faster, more resilient connections to allow them to increase productivity and to give them an edge over their competitors.

‘Using CityFibre’s super-fast networks puts us in the position of being able to deliver business communications needs over a network that offers ultra-low latency, high speed and reliability.

‘This works perfectly with Onecom’s cloud, mobile, systems and professional IT services and allows freedom for businesses to use data-heavy applications such as video conferencing and remote back-up at lightning speeds and at lower cost than equivalent services.

‘We’re delighted to extend our growing partnership with CityFibre and look forward to transforming the way companies can work online.’

Chief executive of CityFibre Greg Mesch said: ‘We’re very pleased with the rapid development of our new relationship with Onecom.

‘We look forward to further expansion of the relationship across our entire footprint.’

Onecom manages more than 300,000 connections across the UK. It is Vodafone’s key UK partner in reselling business-to-business mobile communications products and services.

Mr Ridge added: ‘Onecom is rapidly growing and we are currently recruiting for sales staff at its headquarters in Whiteley. It expects to add another 25 sales staff over the coming year, partly as a result of its growing partnership with CityFibre.’