Small Business Drives Our Economy

Digiweb saves local businesses in the region of €20,000 It’s hard to read economic commentary these days without coming to the conclusion that small business is the backbone of our economy. You’ll read that small businesses create jobs, they’re close to their customers whom they don’t exploit, and that without small business, our economy would be a shadow of itself. Yet when it comes to buying telecoms service (Broadband and Landline) most small businesses head over to a large business for these services and in many cases are exploited. They pay over the odds for services they never use. It takes entrepreneurialism, hard work and a little luck to formulate and run a successful business, Digiweb, the Dundalk based Telecoms Provider understands that, so in recent months Digiweb have setup a new small business focus team. The aim of this team is to meet as many businesses as possible, to review and advice on their actual telecoms needs and to reduce the number of small businesses being exploited by larger telecom providers. So far the results have yielded significant savings for many Dundalk business. In the region of 60 businesses have moved their Telecoms services to Digiweb in the past couple of months and it’s estimated these businesses’ will save in the region of a combined €20,000 over 12 months. That’s €330 per business on average per year. Sean McKeown of McKeown Autos on the Coes Road said, “I get two phone lines for the price of one”. Fiona Devenny of Devenny Office Supplies on Crown Street said “Digiweb’s quote estimates I’m going to save 28% on my Telecoms...

Digiweb and Cloudio TV announce partnership for International TV to the Irish market

Digiweb and Cloudio TV announce a partnership between the two companies that enables Digiweb to provide Cloudio TV, Fibre Broadband and Phone bundles across Ireland. This new collaboration offers an exciting new “World” service to our already impressive range of residential products. For just €64.95 per month, customers in Fibre enabled homes can now avail of the best international TV channels from Cloudio TV along with our superfast Fibre Broadband and VoIP Telephone service. Cloudio TV is Europe’s first and leading diaspora and special interest internet TV and Video provider, for watching live and recorded TV and Video throughout more than 50 European countries. The content line-up includes some of world largest media groups (Sun TV/ TV Globo), including public, private and international channels. Cloudio TV offer free, advertising funded services and premium subscription based models to access content. Cloudio TV have a multi-national team with presence throughout the UK/Europe, including London, Luxemburg, Skopje, Frankfurt and Digiweb in Ireland. Our “Vannakam Tamil” bundle features the Tamil Feast TV package; Featuring Sun Network channels, Kalaignar TV Network, Raj TV Network and many more! It also include shows, movies, radios and music bundles. Available on Smart TV, iPad, Android & Streaming devices. Our “Ola Brasil” bundle features the GLOBO TV package – A superb international selection which gives you novels, series, news programs and major football matches, 24 hours a day. Available on Smart TV, iPad, Android & Streaming devices. Both the Ola Brasil & Vannakam Tamil bundles include Digiweb Fibre Broadband for the fastest speeds your line can handle- up to 100Mbps download and 20Mbps Upload, and FREE of charge...

Digiweb Parental Control features help Irish families combat a growth in excessive internet use.

Digiweb Ltd. has today announced Parental Control features to help Irish families combat a growth in excessive internet use and child fatigue. • Children with small screens in the bedroom get approximately 20 minutes less sleep each night; • Approximately 40% of Irish 11-16 year olds displayed characteristics associated with risk of excessive use of Social Networking Sites; • Digiweb Fibre with Parental Control allows parents to choose what device and how long the device may access may have access to the internet. Commenting on the new development, Declan Campbell, Managing Director said: “Excessive use of the internet, particularly in the evening before bedtime, is leading to issues such as sleeplessness and even obesity. We’re hearing this from our customers, and they want to know how to tackle it best. Digiweb Fibre with parental controls will give parents the peace of mind they need”. A journal article, published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, cautioned against unrestricted screen access, especially in children’s bedrooms. The study also found that those with small screens in their bedrooms get approximately 20 minutes less sleep per night. “Digiweb Fibre orders are accompanied by a Fritz! Box 7360 WiFi & Media Hub. In a few short steps, parents can limit the amount of hours their children spend on the internet, right down to every smartphone, tablet and computer in the house. It really is a great solution to a growing problem”. In addition to the American study, a 2012 Irish Medical Journal article found that Approximately 40% of Irish 11-16 year olds displayed characteristics associated with risk of excessive use of Social Networking Sites, contributing...

Viatel and Virtual1 announce partnership for solutions to the Irish market

Viatel and Virtual1 today announce a partnership between the two companies that enables Virtual1 to access Viatel connectivity solutions across Ireland. This new collaboration builds on a long established relationship between the two companies and offers an exciting proposition to Virtual1 and their partners. Partners can take advantage of high bandwidth connectivity solutions across Ireland including wavelengths and Ethernet up to 10G. The Viatel infrastructure provides a deep network in Ireland with EFM, LLU, fibre and radio access types, enabling the company to connect across Ireland cost effectively, even into remote areas. The Viatel network spans over 8,500km which connects 35 European cities, over 120 data centres, and Europe’s leading Internet Exchanges. The Viatel network is uniquely positioned in the market with the majority of the network infrastructure being wholly owned, this ensures Viatel a great deal of control over lead-times and costs compared to other players in the market. Colm Piercy, CEO, Viatel said: “We are pleased to welcome Virtual1 as a wholesale Partner and this relationship will help enable us to bring key business hubs closer together. We look forward to a successful future with Virtual1.” Virtual1 Managing Director, Tom O’Hagan said: “This partnership with Viatel is critical to enabling us to develop and expand our business in one of our target regions. It will enhance the service that we can provide to our existing partners, and open up opportunities to develop new partnerships to sell across Ireland.  Our partners expect us to continue to develop our services and this arrangement with Viatel shows that we mean to meet those expectations”. About Viatel Viatel, part of the...

Smart Telecom joins Digiweb Group and exits Examinership Process

Investment from Digiweb secures future of Smart and creates the leading independent Irish owned telecommunications company Dublin, Ireland, 8 December, 2009 – Smart Telecom (“Smart”), an Irish provider of voice, data and media communications services, today announces that the Irish High Court (the “Court”) has approved a range of proposals which will enable Smart to exit the Examinership process as a viable member of the Digiweb Group. Smart will continue to provide telecommunications services to Irish residential, business and public sector customers. The effective date of the exit is Friday, 11 December 2009. Smart entered the Examinership process on 31 August, 2009 in order to restructure its balance sheet and to secure a strategic investment.  The proposals approved by the Court include a restructuring of Smart’s balance sheet and the acquisition of the entire business and residential customer base and assets of Smart by Digiweb, the national telecommunications and managed services provider. The transaction brings together two EBITDA positive businesses with annual revenue approaching €40 million and over 150 employees. The enlarged Digiweb Group becomes the leading, independent Irish telecommunications company and significantly enhances the scale and scope of the combined Digiweb-Smart service offering. Smart Telecom employees will move during December to Digiweb’s Blanchardstown head office. Brendan Hunt, CFO, Smart Telecom said: “We are delighted to have achieved this restructuring combined with an investment from Digiweb which has resulted in our successful exit from Examinership. Smart emerges with a substantially stronger balance sheet and operating profile. The business will be EBITDA positive and profitable and has no debt maturities for a number of years. The prospect of combining our...

Online Edge Seminar – Digiweb promoting Microsoft BizSpark

Digiweb will be hosting our 5th Online Edge Seminar, taking place at 1pm on Tuesday January 27th at our Network Operation Centre in Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.  The Best Bit – It’s Absolutely Free! This is an opportunity for you to learn about starting up your own business with Microsoft’s BizSpark programme. BizSpark is uniquely designed to accelerate your success by providing fast, affordable access to current, full-featured Microsoft tools and technologies, plus production licensing for hosted solutions. For support, BizSpark unites a global community of technology and entrepreneurial experts who can guide you through the hurdles of growing a new business. Carefully selected industry experts will share their experiences and knowledge through case studies, presentations, panel discussions and interviews, allowing delegates to interact and gain practical, creative and lasting ideas that will revitalize new business start-ups. Ronan Geraghty – Accelerating innovation with Microsoft BizSpark           Microsoft Ireland – www.microsoft.com/ireland Martha Rotter – Make your application shine with BizSpark tools           Microsoft Ireland – www.microsoft.com/ireland Dave Northey – Industry trends and Hosting infrastructure                     Microsoft Ireland – www.microsoft.com/ireland Dan King – The role of the BizSpark network provider                                    Digiweb Ltd – www.digiweb.ie    Register Online Now – Spaces limited! Register online at: http://www.digiweb.ie/onlineedge/register.html For more information see:...