Edinburgh-based communications firm Commsworld has opened a new office in London as it continues its expansion.

The firm, which said it manages and controls Britain’s largest privately operated core fibre network, will now also provide transit bandwidth from its latest base, encouraging other internet service providers to utilise its network.

The move comes after the firm’s most successful year, with revenues over £20 million, which is a 41 per cent increase on the previous year, along with a threefold growth in profits.

“Having a base in London is fantastic for us and a major step forward in our bid to cement ourselves as a truly UK-wide organisation,” said Ricky Nicol, chief executive of Commsworld.

“It means we can meet with our valued customers and partners more easily and efficiently, without the early morning flights or having to schedule many meetings into one day.

“It’s an incredibly exciting time for our business and this move represents the next step on our journey.”

Its next generation network is built specifically for businesses and the firm says it has revolutionised the speed and resilience of internet for companies across the UK, and in particular Scotland, where it has operated for more than 20 years.

Commsworld will look to hire a new account manager to direct activity from the London base as it continues its growth.

Nicol added: “The move is timed perfectly as this year Commsworld will light up over two million metres of fibre in a figure of eight around the UK, making it the largest privately owned optical core network in the UK.”

The firm also has offices in Glasgow and Aberdeen and more than 100 staff operating across public and private sector contracts.