Enet, Digiweb target six towns for fibre broadband upgrade
23 October 2017 | 0
Enet and Digiweb have signed an agreement that will grant access to an additional 27,000 fibre-enabled premises in Tralee, Portlaoise, Newbridge, Naas, Castlebar and Carlow Town.
This deal follows on from a previous partnership arrangement between enet and Siro.
Digiweb’s ‘Electric Broadband’ services will go live before the end of the year, with speeds ranging from 150Mb/s to 1Gb/s.
Declan Campbell, managing director, Digiweb, said: “The introduction of our services, via this genuine fibre to the home network, will differentiate us from most of the competition immediately. Digiweb provide 100% nationwide broadband coverage and are committed to bringing real fibre broadband to homes and businesses throughout Ireland. Through this initiative, we will be able to offer our customers Gigabit broadband packages – the most powerful available.”
Conal Henry, enet CEO, added: “This deal means that consumers now have access to more choice, better reliability and faster broadband speeds. It also demonstrates enet’s drive and ambition to stimulate the take-up of next generation broadband services in regional Ireland.”
Sean Atkinson, Siro CEO, said: “Our partnership with enet and their deal with Digiweb illustrates how we’re driving competition in Ireland’s broadband marketplace. As Siro is rolling out a 100% fibre-optic network, we are not constrained by outdated copper technology, which means we can deliver the best broadband experience in Ireland. Together with enet, Digiweb and our other partners, we are reversing the digital divide in Ireland and future-proofing the country’s broadband needs for decades ahead.”
Underpinning the deal, enet has made a multi-million-euro investment in the development of an automated software platform that aggregates enet’s own network as well as third party infrastructure.
The new platform combines qualification, provisioning, billing, ticketing and lifecycle management across both wholesale and retail services and supports large, small and specialist retail service providers in the provision of superfast broadband to end users.