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...

Viatel prove to be a star pupil by winning HEAnet contract 176 post-primary schools in Dublin to get 100 Mbps connectivity

Viatel has beaten off competition from Eircom, UPC, Vodafone and many others to win a significant portion of the HEAnet Post-Primary School’s 100Mb/s broadband contract to connect schools in Dublin, Kildare and Meath. Viatel is one of Europe’s largest network owners and brings a range of new services to enterprise and wholesale customers in Ireland by offering very high capacity, low latency and cost effective connectivity solutions within Ireland and out to Europe and worldwide. HEAnet is Ireland’s National Education and Research Network and provides cutting edge Internet and associated ICT and e-Infrastructure services to Educational and Research organisations throughout Ireland. Since 2005, as part of the Schools Broadband Programme, HEAnet has acted as network manager of a centralised Schools Network on behalf of the Department of Education & Skills.  The Schools Network takes advantage of HEAnet’s high speed backbone and Internet connections. Under this new contract Viatel will provide fully symmetrical and un-contended 100 Mbps access connections to 176 post-primary schools in the Dublin, Kildare and Meath region. Viatel has considerable experience and expertise in providing broadband connectivity to schools and other educational facilities throughout Ireland and have been a key partner in various Government Departments since the first roll out of broadband access to schools. Colm Piercy, CEO of Viatel, welcomed the news of the contract win stating; “Viatel has a long history of providing broadband services to schools. We are delighted to be working with HEAnet on delivering this service which will provide incredible opportunities for teachers and students alike, to avail of the most recent advances in technology in the classroom.” “Viatel is the leading...

Viatel Launches in Ireland – New Challenger in the Irish Enterprise and Wholesale Telecommunications Market Has Arrived

Pan European fibre and data centre services provider connecting Dublin directly to Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Zurich, Marseilles, Paris, London and onwards to the world Irish national fibre network and extensive Telephony and Managed Services for enterprise, wholesale and carrier customers Wavelength services up to 100Gbps available plus infrastructure and Ethernet services Enterprise and public sector clients of Digiweb to transfer to Viatel Viatel has today launched its range of high bandwidth services in Ireland. As one of Europe’s largest network owners, Viatel now brings a range of new services to enterprise and wholesale customers in Ireland offering very high capacity, low latency and cost effective connectivity solutions within Ireland and out to Europe and worldwide. Viatel already serves some of the largest internet, telecommunications, financial and corporate blue-chip companies throughout Europe and today’s launch adds Ireland to the growing list of countries connected. Viatel’s services portfolio combines the ICT, Managed Services and Data Centre facilities previously provided under the Digiweb brand with Viatel’s high bandwidth and infrastructure services:  Very high capacity low-latency services – 2Mbps to 100Gbps – across Europe  IAAS and Cloud, Dedicated Server, Colocation and data centre facilities Fully managed voice services – switched voice and VoIP Wavelength, Dark fibre and infrastructure services VPN, Metro Ethernet, MPLS, VPLS and disaster recovery connectivity As part of the Europe-wide integration the majority of services provided to Digiweb’s Enterprise customers will transfer to Viatel with immediate effect. This will allow these customers to benefit from the industry leading services available from Viatel and its pan-European network. Commenting on the launch Colm Piercy, Group CEO, said “This is an exciting day for...