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...

Digiweb revolutionise the telecommunications landscape in Ireland

·        Metro redefines entry-level broadband in Ireland as 3 Mbps ·        High speed broadband and full digital telephony with standard phone numbers and free calls ·        Live network simultaneously launched for Dublin, Galway, Cork, Limerick, Waterford and Dundalk today ·        Wholesale network access offered immediately to other established operators Digiweb today announced that it is revolutionising the Telecommunications and Broadband landscape in Ireland with the launch of its new Metro network – the first and only alternative last-mile access network to compete with the copper local loop for voice and data services. Metro technology effectively addresses what has been missing in Ireland to date – genuine telecommunications platform competition. Digiweb has been engaged in research and development of Metro for over a year, combining leading technologies and protocols from the Wireless and Cable Modem industries. Metro is Ireland’s most extensive DOCSIS 2.0 cable modem system delivered on one of the most advanced licensed wireless platforms available today. Commenting on the Launch, Mr Noel Dempsey TD, Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources stated: “The new service represents a major leap forward in the provision of wireless broadband to the Irish market.   It bypasses the difficulties of Local Loop Unbundling and is completely independent of the traditional telephone networks. I congratulate Digiweb for their energy and enthusiasm in bringing the next generation of wireless broadband services to the market.” In parallel to launching its range of Retail services today, and in stark contrast to the recent highly publicised difficulties in Local Loop Unbundling in Ireland, Digiweb are inviting the other established carriers and operators to avail of wholesale access to...