Digiweb Acquires Novara

Digiweb acquires leading webhost Novara and its host.ie and register.ie brands Deal is the first consolidation in Irish web host market in 10 years Digiweb eyeing further acquisitions in hosting and voice in Ireland and UK Digiweb, one of Ireland’s leading providers of broadband, web hosting and telecoms, today announced the acquisition of established webhosting veteran Novara. Award winning web hoster and domain registrar Novara operate under the trade names host.ie and register.ie and add over eight years of intensive industry experience in the Irish webhosting market to Digiweb’s existing specialist hosting team and datacentre services. “Our drive to bring better services and value to the Irish hosting market has been further strengthened by the acquisition of Novara. We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Novara’s experienced and knowledgeable team to Digiweb,” said Dan King, Hosting and Managed Infrastructure Manager with Digiweb, “and look forward to supporting existing Novara customers with the same expert team and top service they already enjoy, and offering them now a single solution provider for their hosting, datacentre, broadband and telecoms needs.” The Irish hosting industry has been fragmented for some time and this represents the first major acquisition and consolidation in the Irish market in 10 years. Digiweb’s re-entry into the hosting market in 2006 has seen them capture significant market share and high profile customers, hosted from their custom-built datacentre in Blanchardstown. “Novara customers and staff will benefit hugely from Digiweb’s proven commitment to the Irish hosting industry,” said Eoin Costello, Founder and Managing Director of Novara. “Digiweb’s determination to become the number one provider in the Irish hosting market, there being a wholly...

Broadband Costs Slashed In Half

6MB home broadband with phone now just €17.48 per month Digiweb today announced home broadband prices cut in HALF Follows recent announcement of DOUBLE speeds on Metro network New advertising campaign commences with radio, print, direct mail and online media Broadband and Web Hosting provider Digiweb today announced it has cut in half prices for new subscribers to its home Metro broadband and phone service. This news follows Digiweb’s announcement earlier this week that it had doubled speeds on its Metro network, entirely free of charge to customers. Metro is widely available throughout Ireland, including Greater Dublin, Waterford, Cork, Limerick, Galway, Carlow, Kilkenny, Sligo, Drogheda, Dundalk, Clonmel, Letterkenny, Bray – reaching 30 major towns in total. Overall, Digiweb’s Metro Broadband and Phone bundles are now available from 1Mb to 10Mb and start from an all-in bundle of just €14.98 per month, with Digiweb’s new 3 month half price offer which will run to 31st May 2008. Metro does not require an existing landline and is installed within days, enabling new subscribers get online quickly and then saving them over 300 euro per annum on landline rental. To celebrate the new half price offer Digiweb will be featuring it’s most popular package Metro home – now 6Mb –  in a nationwide advertising campaign. This new marketing drive will involve radio, print, direct mail and online media. Announcing the new offer today, Digiweb CEO Colm Piercy stated, “Metro has always been competitive but our new offer will help Irish internet users save even more, in addition to no line rental costs and low cost calls. Metro is particularly relevant for friends...