Bloomberg Law
March 18, 2023, 10:08 PM

Liberty Global and CityFibre Said to Discuss UK Fiber Deals

Thomas Seal
Thomas Seal
Bloomberg News

Liberty Global Plc and CityFibre have held exploratory discussions about potential combinations of their UK broadband networks, according to people familiar with the matter.

The talks have also involved Nexfibre, a network-building joint venture between Virgin Media O2 and InfraVia created last year, the people said, asking not to be identified because the deliberations are private. The talks are preliminary and may not result in an agreement, they said.

CityFibre was founded to compete against former state monopoly BT Group Plc’s network, Openreach, and the Liberty Global Plc and Telefonica SA joint venture, Virgin Media O2. Money has poured ...