Digiweb offered national mobile data license

* National license for the provision of mobile data and VoIP * Cell sizes of up to 70km can address rural broadband issue * Digiweb will provide an “076 mobile” VoIP number * National rollout begins in 2006 Digiweb Ltd has today announced that it has been offered a national license by Comreg to offer mobile data services in Ireland in the 900Mhz spectrum band. This is a very significant award to Digiweb who will now add Mobile data and mobile Voice over IP services to it’s growing portfolio of wireless, DSL and satellite products and makes Digiweb one of the strongest players in the fixed and wireless markets in Ireland. This new license opens up the entire mobile market to new technologies based on next generation, high speed mobile data communications equipment and Digiweb hugely supports this innovative move by Comreg. Digiweb will be able to offer Customers a small “personal” broadband router which can be used on the move (trains, buses) or in the home or office. Customers will also have the choice of a PCMCIA card which will slot into a laptop and can be used “on the move” at speeds of up to 240 kmph. It will also allow fleet vehicles, trains, buses, taxis etc to be fitted with mobile high speed data units for logistics and time table planning for a fixed fee. Unlike existing mobile operators who mainly use legacy equipment based on CDMA or HSDPA, Digiweb will have the option to use the latest technologies based on the pure IP protocol and which offer seemless handoff between cells while on the move....

Digiweb scoop prestigious Deloitte Fast 50 Award

– Digiweb ranks as the 3rd fastest growing technology Company in Ireland – Digiweb to be entered in the European Fast 500 competition – Success due to excellent work force and strong management team Digiweb Ltd has today announced that it has been awarded 3rd place in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Competition. Over the 5 years on which the ranking is evaluated, Digiweb demonstrated massive growth of 2,384%. This growth rate now qualifies Digiweb to enter the European Fast 500 competition and compete directly against some of the largest and most successful technology companies in Europe. Digiweb has also been creating both direct and indirect employment in many regions, in particular Dundalk, Waterford and Limerick where further recruitment is currently ongoing. Commenting on the award, John Quinn, Head of Strategic Development at Digiweb commented  We are very proud and indeed very pleased to have been recognised by the industry in this manner. Telecommunications is an extremely difficult market and is also notoriously competitive. It yet again confirms that our policy of focusing on providing quality customer-driven products is correct. We will continue to expand both our product ranges and indeed our workforce in the remainder of 2005 and indeed into 2006. Every single person in Digiweb has contributed to us winning this award and working alongside such a talented group of people is a real privilege. Further details on the Technology Fast 50 and the full list of rankings are available from...

Cisco to help Digiweb deliver real-time multi-media and digital IP TV

Leading Irish ISP Delivers Triple-Play Broadband Services with Cisco Internet Protocol Next Generation Network Cisco to help Digiweb deliver real-time multi-media and digital IP TV DUBLIN, Ireland, October 25, 2005 – Cisco Systems announced today that Digiweb Ltd ( www.digiweb.ie ), one of Ireland’s largest privately-owned Internet Service Providers (ISP), will offer 80 percent of the population converged data, voice and video (“triple-play”) services using a country-wide network built on Cisco Systems Internet Protocol Next Generation Network (IP NGN) technology. The Cisco IP Multiprotocol Label Switching (IP/MPLS) backbone will provide the high-capacity, intelligent transport required by Digiweb to deliver digital video and multi-media services over IP over its wireless “last mile” access network to homes and businesses. This will be the first wireless broadband network of this kind in Ireland to intelligently support digital IP television (IPTV) and full multi-media services direct to the major population centres in Ireland. This network is expected to support over 50,000 IPTV and media customers. As well as providing Digiweb with one of the fastest, high-capacity broadband infrastructures in Ireland, the Cisco network will help Digiweb gain a competitive advantage using its “last mile” access to its customers. Digiweb also plans to offer greater business benefits to its customers with the introduction of its “Metro” platform allowing for much faster bandwidth services and voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services, which will be able to save users an average €25 a month for telephone line rental and broadband on demand. “The Cisco technology means we can provide a complete end-to-end solution to either a single home or multiple large business sites,” said John Quinn,...

Digiweb and BigBand Networks Enabling Wireless Broadband Throughout Ireland

Dundalk, Ireland – BigBand Networks, Inc., a leading provider of broadband multimedia infrastructure for video, voice and data, and Digiweb Ltd, one of the fastest growing communications companies in Ireland, today announced collaboration on enabling delivery of broadband wireless services to Digiweb subscribers. The BigBand Cuda® CMTS (cable modem termination system) and BigBand FastFlow® broadband provisioning manager have been deployed to make high speed data, VoIP and eventually IPTV services available throughout most of the country, based on DOCSIS 2.0 over wireless networks. This marks BigBand Networks’ first broadband wireless deployment, and positions Digiweb as the first to offer broadband wireless services across Ireland as well as the nation’s most extensive DOCSIS 2.0 deployment. “The high capacity, speed and reliability of the BigBand Cuda with the multi-service control of BigBand FastFlow give Digiweb a competitive advantage in combining the high quality of DOCSIS 2.0 services with the ubiquity and efficiency of wireless networking,” said John Quinn, head of strategic development for Digiweb. “After extensive testing, BigBand Networks stands out with solutions for operation of Digiweb’s nationwide facilities, and provides a best-of-breed partnership as our offerings extend to more services and richer media including digital video and HDTV.” After extensive planning and testing, the initial launch occurred in Dundalk in August, Digiweb is rolling out its high speed data and VoIP services over the next 12 months. Customers will include consumers, commercial entities, government offices and third party service providers which can access services on a wholesale basis. Initial launches will focus on large Irish cities, but with economical wireless reach, areas throughout the country will be accessible. Wireless operations...

Metro scores significant transfers from eircom

* Over 1,000 new orders in just 2 weeks since launch * Now offer FREE number port from eircom to Digiweb * First wholesale agreements about to be announced Digiweb today confirmed that its new Metro broadband product has secured over 1,000 new orders in just two weeks since its launch. Offering a bundled solution which includes broadband, free telephone line rental, and free calls between customers, the service is a new approach in Ireland and is built using Digiweb’s Next Generation Network – the first alternative local access network to the incumbent operator. The unique benefit of Metro is that the customer does not require a traditional phone line at all to connect to the service. “We worked hard to develop what we believe is an extremely attractive service and are delighted now to see such a rapid take up of Metro” stated Colm Piercy, Managing Director. Having reached its first milestone in such a short amount of time Digiweb are now offering to transfer a customers existing eircom phone number for free to the Metro network thus saving customers an additional €55.00 porting charge. This new promotion will run to the end of November 2005, and will also be extended to the first 1,000 customers already signed up. Digiweb are also about to announce details of the first partnership agreements for wholesale services and are actively talking to a number of large scale wholesale providers in Ireland and throughout Europe. Commenting on the immediate success of Metro, John Quinn, Head of Strategic Development commented “The success of Metro has been no surprise to us and customer feedback...