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...

Broadband Speeds Doubled by Digiweb

Digiweb double speeds for Metro customers today Immediately available to all existing and new customers Home broadband packages now available up to 10Mbps Phone and Broadband bundle from €24.95 including line rental Web hosting and broadband provider Digiweb, today doubled the speed of most Home broadband services on its Metro Network.  All new and existing customers will see their speeds as much as double starting from 31st March 2008.     Digiweb’s most popular service, Metro Home, will increase immediately from 3Mbps to 6Mbps, and at €34.95 all-in also includes a full phone service.  Metro Xtra is also doubling from 5Mbps up to 10Mbps, and entry level Metro Value by 50% to 3Mbps. Overall, Digiweb’s Metro Broadband and Phone bundles are now available at speeds from 1Mb to 10Mb and start from just €24.95 per month with no line rental charge.  Metro is widely available in Dublin, Waterford, Cork, Limerick and Galway and 30 other major towns in Ireland.  Digiweb recently announced plans to move into the UK with the expansion of the Metro network key towns in Northern Ireland by the end of 2008. Introducing these upgrades, Digiweb CEO, Colm Piercy stated, “Not only are our customers getting the benefits of no line rental charge with Metro, we are now doubling their broadband speed at no additional cost.  At Digiweb we recognise that the customer need has now shifted from broadband availability towards quality and speed of service.  As broadband penetration rapidly increases in Ireland and with the movement away from traditional services delivered over landlines Metro has a unique and very competitive place in the Irish broadband and...

Digiweb goes green with virtualisation

Virtualisation products will save Irish businesses energy and money Virtual server in seconds with full administrative control Scales seamlessly from entry level to full enterprise level Web hosting and broadband provider Digiweb have today unveiled their virtualisation product.  Digiweb have chosen Parallels Virtuozzo Containers as the virtualisation solution of choice because it will offer customers the highest levels of density, performance and manageability of any available virtualisation solution. Digiweb Hosting Manager, Dan King stated, “Digiweb’s new virtualization products will offer Irish businesses excellent performance and scalability while being far kinder to the the environment by using power hungry server equipment in a far more efficient manner, reducing our carbon footprint. While steps by individual companies do make a difference to the environment, bringing in a green technology such as virtualisation, allows us to share the benefits to the thousands of customers who are already with us.” Virtualisation offers a number of benefits to any IT infrastructure for small and large businesses and organisations. Digiweb will employ it in the datacentre, meaning that the hardware already in place is used more efficiently, cutting power consumption and therefore lowering the carbon footprint of new customer installations, making the Digiweb datacentre a greener place. Additionally, virtualisation allows organisations new to hosted virtualisation start small at a low cost and scale up seamlessly when needed. Digiweb’s new virtualisation products are leading the market and have been aggressively positioned. At just €34.99 a month, Digiweb’s virtual servers are less than half the price of Digiweb’s nearest competitor in the Irish market. With Digiweb, Irish businesses can have a virtual server in seconds with full...

Digiweb wins UK national broadband license

OFCOM awards national broadband license for UK to Digiweb Digiweb to extend its Metro phone and broadband service to Northern Ireland and UK immediately 15 year license will also support GSM/3G backhaul and corporate leased line replacement services OFCOM, the national regulator for telecoms and spectrum in the United Kingdom, has announced it is awarding a national wireless broadband license in the 10GHz spectrum to Digiweb for at least the next 15 years. Digiweb plan to immediately commence construction of their Metro broadband and phone network in Northern Ireland and throughout the UK.  Services are planned to be live in all cities and main towns of Northern Ireland by October of this year, coordinated from new regional offices, and expanding throughout the UK over the next five years. Digiweb’s flagship service, Metro, provides a combined wireless service with regular phone and a broadband connection up to 12Mbps, without the customer needing a fixed landline or dsl-enabled local exchange. Digiweb CEO Colm Piercy stated, “We welcome this decision by OFCOM and will build from our existing managed services and satellite broadband business across the UK to ensure a rapid introduction of Metro and other exciting offerings.  We are looking forward to working closely with our UK partners to also deliver innovative backhaul services to 3G operators, CCTV companies, security forces, and corporate and government organisations over our independent networks”. Other bidders awarded spectrum in the competitive process included T-Mobile, BT, Arqiva, and Orange. Digiweb is also developing networks under its licences in Norway, Iceland, Finland and...