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...

Digiweb partners with F-Secure

Irish ISP to offer F-Secure SAFE to home and business customers. Digiweb and F-Secure today announce a partnership that offers online safety and protection to Digiweb’s Broadband customer base.  This new collaboration provides F-Secures Award winning Security Products to Digiweb’s home and small business customers free for six months. Digiweb has partnered with F-Secure to offer its customers protection for the entire family, with parental controls, banking protection, safe browsing along with award winning anti-virus protection being offered free for six months. The F-Secure product will be available to Digiweb’s home and business customers immediately. Declan Campbell, Managing Director, Digiweb commented: “Providing a safer internet experience for families is a theme we’ve been developing over the past few years, this started when we selected a Fibre Broadband route which offers parents the ability to limit their children’s Internet access and is now being backed-up with this F-Secure offering.”   “Internet security now plays a large role in the telecoms industry,” added Allen Scott, managing director at F-Secure UK & Ireland.” Customers are looking to their internet supplier to help keep them safe online. With F-Secure SAFE and Digiweb working together, they can be assured that they can trust the internet.” The key features of F-Secure SAFE are: Parental controls: Enables parents to keep their children safe by allowing them to control what type of online content is accessible. Anti-virus: Files and applications are scanned automatically to prevent infection from trojans, viruses, spyware and malware. Notifications will be received immediately upon detection of malicious threats or applications. Banking protection: Gives added security for online banking, including protection against phishing attempts...

New Payment Partnership with Payzone.

    Payzone, Ireland’s largest consumer payments network, has signed an agreement with Irish owned Telecoms company, Digiweb Ltd. Digiweb is one of Ireland’s leading independent telecommunications companies, providing nationwide broadband and telephony services to both residential and small business customers. Digiweb offer 100% Broadband coverage nationwide with a superior service at a great cost. The collaboration allows for the transfer and collection of payment transactions from Digiweb customers through the Payzone retail network. This new service will provide a convenient and simple to usepayment option, for Digiweb customers. With over 2,500 retail agents throughout the country, Payzone agents have a presence in every town and county throughout Ireland. Recent independent research conducted by Red C Research across a broad range of Payzone stores nationwide found that the top three reasons given by consumers for using Payzone services include its ‘handiness and convenience’ (67%), ‘easiness to use’ (35%), and their ‘preference to pay in cash’ (25%). Payzone agents currently process a variety of electronic transactions services, including mobile phone top ups; debit/credit card transactions; M50 motorway toll payments; Leap travel cards; local property tax payments, parking fees, pre-paid utility and parcel collection services. Commenting on the new agreement, Jim Deignan, Managing Director at Payzone Ireland, said: “This new partnership is a significant step for Payzone as we continue to enjoy growth and innovation within the company. Digiweb are a leading Irish Telecoms Provider and we are thrilled to have them on board with us. Declan Campbell, Managing Director at Digiweb Ltd stated “with over 2500 retail agents nationwide Payzone’s payment network maps perfectly with our nationwide customer base, so...