Digiweb aims to bridge the rural digital divide with satellite broadband

–    Digiweb research identifies 8,169 businesses and organisations that struggle to access the internet –    Counties with the highest numbers of organisations effected are Cork, Tipperary, Kerry, Clare and Meath respectively –    Sectors hit hardest include retail, tourism and agribusiness –    New Satellite technology delivers guaranteed internet coverage to 100% of the Irish population with speeds increasing to 10Mbps in 2010 Dublin, 29 October, 2009: Digiweb, the national telecommunications and managed services provider, today announced the results of a comprehensive nationwide survey of Irish businesses which has identified more than 8,000 businesses and organisations that are located in broadband ‘black spot’ areas. ** The 8,169 organisations highlighted by the research are mainly small businesses in rural areas. Many of those identified are involved in the retail, tourism and agribusiness sectors.  This research follows a recently published report from the National Competitiveness Council that ranked Ireland in 12th position in the EU-15 for broadband penetration. Counties with the highest numbers of organisations in areas struggling to access the internet via broadband technology are Cork (1071), Tipperary (712), Kerry (662), Clare (653) and Meath (494). Providing affordable, high-quality broadband communications to 100% of the population is not only a concern for Ireland, but also many other countries that have areas of low density population.  Satellite broadband technology is now seen as an integral part of the overall digital strategy for many of these countries. In May this year, Digiweb launched its new satellite broadband service ‘Digiweb Tooway’, which currently offers download speeds of up to 3.6Mbps to all of its satellite customers.  With a major new satellite infrastructure upgrade program planned,...

Digiweb wins €5m in corporate voice deals in 2009

· Demand for Digiweb’s voice services fuelled by businesses immediate need to make cost savings · VoIP proving to be particularly popular · 600 new business customers signed up to Digitalk, saving an average of 35% on phone bills compared to their previous supplier · New customers include Vesta, Ask.com, ChannelAdvisor and Four Seasons hotels · “switching voice lines is not a dark art” Dublin, 14 October, 2009: Digiweb, the national telecommunications and managed services provider, today announced new deals worth €5m from its corporate voice service called Digitalk, launched at the beginning of this year. Digiweb has signed deals with more than 600 new business customers for its full range of voice services. New customers are saving on average 35% on their phone bills compared to their previous supplier. Digiweb’s corporate voice services were launched following success in the residential voice market. Investments in its national Metro network, two switching centres and next-generation SIP infrastructure ensured Digiweb could meet the exacting voice quality standards demanded by business users. Digiweb provides a full range of telephony services to business customers including Voice over IP or SIP trunks, PSTN, ISDN, and inbound voice services such as Freefone and LoCall. It also provides wholesale voice to carriers and partners. Digitalk has been implemented across a wide range of private and public sector organisations, with solutions available from one to several thousand users. New customers include Vesta’s European Operation Centre, Ask.com, ChannelAdvisor and the Four Seasons hotels Carlingford and Monaghan. Demand for Digitalk has been fuelled by the need of many Irish businesses to make immediate cost savings. Digiweb will leverage each...