Vorboss unveils new London-wide fibre network for ambitious businesses
UK’s only dedicated enterprise fibre network is ready to connect London businesses, providing direct access to essential fibre infrastructure
Vorboss, a London-based telecommunications company, has installed over 500 km of fibre optic cables in London since 2020 and is investing over £250 million to build London’s only full-coverage fibre network dedicated to business, with a commitment to cover all commercial buildings in Central London.
“Internet connectivity has become the single most important utility for most businesses,” said Tim Creswick, Vorboss Founder and CEO. “Our network is designed for one purpose: provide the capacity that London needs. In a market where most businesses are still connected at 1 Gbps or less, we’re proud to be providing 10 Gbps as a minimum, effectively removing bandwidth constraints for our customers. We own our network end to end and sell directly to our customers, which allows us to bypass the resellers that provide access to the Openreach network.”
The majority of London businesses are reliant on legacy Openreach infrastructure, which can only be accessed through resellers. The growing reliance on technology and the steady shift towards cloud-based infrastructure has increased dependency and bandwidth demands on fibre network providers.
Vorboss is disrupting the status quo by providing ambitious London businesses with direct access to critical fibre infrastructure, with simple, transparent pricing, and London-wide coverage.
“London generates a GDP of over £500 billion; yet, many businesses remain at the mercy of restrictive telecommunications products and business models,” said Creswick. “These legacy networks are a limiting factor in critical technology decisions, which can restrict growth. Our network is unrivalled in both scale and quality, and our sole focus is enabling business growth.”
Vorboss delivers 10 Gbps as the new minimum standard, with services at 100 Gbps already live with customers. This includes 22 Bishopsgate, Britain’s largest office building noted for its visionary approach to technology. The Vorboss service helped 22 Bishopsgate secure a WiredScore Platinum connectivity certificate, the highest possible stamp of approval.
Theo Blackwell MBE, Chief Digital Officer for London, said: “The Mayor of London is committed to world-class digital connectivity for London's businesses and is creating an investment climate that infrastructure providers can trust. It is great to see Vorboss launch today, with a focus on enabling growth across core sectors where London has a global advantage like tech, financial services, creative industries, and property. Success in these areas will support our plans to boost our capital’s economy and create new jobs.”
The Vorboss approach to building the network is as disruptive as the network itself. Vorboss has created over 300 new jobs for Londoners in the last 18 months; for most, it is their first foray into telecommunications. Much of this has been enabled by the 2019 change in regulation surrounding the use of existing duct infrastructure.
“We’re proud to be in London and believe our team should reflect the diversity of our community,” said Creswick. “We knew this would only be possible if we attracted new people to this industry.”
Over the last 18 months, nearly 200 people have graduated from the Vorboss Academy, which is an accredited in-house programme designed to give people the skills to kickstart a career in the telecommunications industry.
Vorboss now has the most diverse fibre installation team in the industry; nearly 40% of the field-based installation team are women and the company is striving for gender balance across all job roles.
Vorboss was founded in 2006 and is part of the Fern Trading Group, which is advised by Octopus Investments.
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