Sky has announced a new “strategic partnership” which gives it wholesale access to BUUK’s full fibre networks in new and existing residential developments across the UK.
BUUK are planning to increase the number of new homes it connects, with a target of 200,000 new build properties over the next 12 months.
Today’s deal builds on existing commercial arrangements between Sky and BUUK focussed on the availability of Sky TV in new build homes.
Stephen van Rooyen, CEO UK & Ireland, Sky, said: “We’re committed to driving forward ultrafast connectivity in the UK and this deal with BUUK enables us to use our anchor tenancy to unlock infrastructure investment, while entering a new market with significant potential for growth.”
Clive Linsdell, CEO BUUK Infrastructure, said: ”As BUUK continues to increase the speed with which we connect new homes to full fibre broadband, we are excited to deepen our partnership with Sky – the UK’s leading broadband and entertainment provider, present in millions of homes across the country.
“Together, Sky and BUUK will ensure that more consumers can access ultra-fast broadband speeds on the day they move into their new home.”