Digiweb deal with enet enables fibre broadband to an additional 27,000 premises

Digiweb deal with enet enables fibre broadband to an additional 27,000 premises

enet, Ireland’s largest open-access network operator and Digiweb, provider of broadband and telephone services to residential users and small businesses, has announced the signing of an agreement between the two companies. As a result, Digiweb now has access to an additional 27,000 fibre enabled premises in six regional towns – Tralee, Portlaoise, Newbridge, Naas, Castlebar and Carlow Town. This deal follows on from a previous partnership arrangement between enet and SIRO, granting enet access to SIRO’s 100% fibre to the home infrastructure and will drive further competition in the broadband market by giving Digiweb access to extra locations connecting to Gigabit technology. Digiweb’s “Electric Broadband” services will go live in the six towns in 2017, with their launch of a number of fibre optic broadband packages for both residential and business customers. Broadband speeds will range from 150 Megabits per second (Mbps) to one Gigabit per second (Gbps) and will be priced from as little as €45 per month. In total, Digiweb now has access to over 65,000 fibre enabled premises in twelve locations, also including Limerick, Drogheda, Dundalk, Letterkenny, Carrigaline and Dublin West; with further locations anticipated to come on-stream in 2018. Commenting on the announcement, Declan Campbell, Managing Director of Digiweb, said: “Digiweb are pleased to have done this deal with enet and have access to additional SIRO infrastructure because I know our customers will have a better broadband experience. The introduction of our services, via this genuine fibre to the home network, will differentiate us from most of the competition immediately. Digiweb provide 100% nationwide broadband coverage and are committed to bringing real fibre broadband to homes...

Digiweb Launches 1 Gigabit Broadband Service In Partnership With SIRO

SIRO, the open-access wholesale broadband provider delivering Ireland’s first 100% fibre-optic broadband network to 50 towns nationwide, has announced that Digiweb has become its second retail partner. Digiweb will now launch a number of 100% fibre optic broadband packages for both residential and business customers, with speeds ranging from 150 Megabits per second (Mbps) to one Gigabit per second (Gbps), with pricing from as little as €45 per month.  Digiweb’s “Electric Broadband” services will go live in Dundalk, Letterkenny and Drogheda during 2016, before Digiweb increases its availability across the country as SIRO’s rollout continues. SIRO’s differentiator is that it is a 100% fibre-optic internet connection, making it better than any other broadband infrastructure in Ireland, with no copper connection at any point in the network.  SIRO’s Gigabit connectivity, is three times as powerful as the market leading service in Dublin and 10 times as powerful as the market leading service in rural Ireland. The 100% fibre-optic broadband network is already helping to reverse the digital divide in rural areas, with the recent launch of the Ludgate Hub in Skibbereen illustrating the impact of Gigabit connectivity.  The rollout of SIRO will help to boost Ireland’s rural economy facilitating reliable services like remote working and will foster and maintain a strong local startup community. Skibbereen, with its recently launched Ludgate Hub, is one such town that has seen the impact of strong connectivity, which will bring the same level of connectivity as leading international business hubs like Hong Kong and Tokyo. Commenting about the partnership with Digiweb, Sean Atkinson, Chief Executive of SIRO, said: “Our partnership with Digiweb illustrates how...

Viatel to sell non-Irish infrastructure and services for over $US100 Million

Viatel the full service telecoms and managed services operator based in Dublin, has agreed to sell its non-Irish infrastructure and enterprise businesses to the Zayo Group (NYSE: ZAYO). The transaction will not affect existing Viatel operations throughout Ireland nor its European Voice and MPLS services, through which the company continues to deliver leading enterprise ICT solutions to thousands of customer locations. The all cash transaction (approx. $US 102 Million) will see the Viatel fibre network, which spans eight European countries, join the extensive U.S. and European network of Zayo. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the calendar year, subject to customary closing conditions. Acquired in May 2013, Viatel is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Digiweb Group, founded by CEO Colm Piercy. The Dublin headquartered group is well funded and supported in its ambitious growth programme by external investors Proventus Capital Partners, Quay Ventures and Morgan Stanley. In recent years, ten companies have been acquired and integrated by the Digiweb Group as it pursued growth and new markets. Further acquisitions are also expected over the coming year to deliver on Viatel’s goal to position the firm as the leading enterprise ICT provider in Ireland. “Quay Ventures invested in the Digiweb Group in 2012 and we are delighted with this news. It has been an exciting few years and this successful divestment is the culmination of years of hard work by the team. We look forward to continue investing with Viatel in the expansion of our Irish and European businesses,” said Nigel Kelly, Investment Director from Quay Ventures. “This is an exciting time for the Company...

Digiweb have partnered with the Irish Cancer Society in supporting “Paint it Pink”

“Paint it Pink” is the Irish Cancer Society’s, breast cancer campaign, which runs throughout the month of October. For every customer who signs up to Digiweb’s Home Fibre Broadband package during October 2015, Digiweb will donate €20 to the Paint it Pink campaign, meaning customers enjoy the internet while Digiweb support breast cancer research and services on their behalf. As it is, Digiweb’s Home Fibre Broadband deals are amongst the lowest priced Broadband packages on the market. Digiweb also offer great reliability together with knowledgeable local Support staff. Declan Campbell, Managing Director of Digiweb Ltd, stated; “both our customers and our staff are delighted Digiweb have partnered with the Irish Cancer Society in supporting this campaign. The importance of cancer research cannot be overstated. Huge breakthroughs in the fight against breast cancer have been made and with continued support more women are surviving it. John McCormack, CEO of the Irish Cancer Society said: “The Irish Cancer Society is delighted to welcome these fantastic brands and organisations on board as our 2015 Pink Partners. As an independent charity, we rely on support from the business community and the public to continue the work which we do. Most recent figures from the National Cancer Registry of Ireland show that over 2,800 people are diagnosed with breast cancer in Ireland every year. We are committed to providing vital, free services to breast cancer patients and their families to support them during their cancer journey. We are also funding breast cancer research to find better ways of diagnosing and treating breast cancer which in turn will improve the outcomes of breast cancer patients.” See more Paint...