Siro doubling headcount to 120 at Carrickmines office

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Broadband wholesaler to invest €150m in fibre-to-the-building network in 2017

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12 December 2016 | 0

Broadband wholesaler Siro is to double its workforce to 120 as it ramps up the construction of Ireland’s first 100% fibre-optic broadband network. The announcement was made at the opening of a new office in Carrickmines, Co Dublin.

The company also announced that it will invest €150 million in its network rollout in 2017, which will support 400 subcontractors working on the project around Ireland.

Siro CEO Sean Atkinson said: “It is our ambition to become Ireland’s new national telecoms infrastructure and I am excited by the calibre and enthusiasm of colleagues who have joined us to help build our unique 100% optical Fibre-to-the-Building network – the only solution capable of future-proofing Ireland’s broadband needs now and for the decades ahead.”

Attending the opening, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor said: “Broadband connectivity is of vital importance to the Irish economy in terms of job creation and enabling Irish companies to compete online. I have seen the potential of the Gigabit society already when I opened the Ludgate Hub in Skibbereen, which is powered by Siro, this summer.

“It is an exemplar project which is already sowing the seeds for a vibrant digital economy in West Cork and transforming the broadband experience in the town. I am aware that other towns are hoping to replicate its success as part of Siro’s rollout, which is a real boost for regional Ireland.”

Siro has retail partnerships with BT, Carnsore Broadband, Digiweb, Vodafone and WestNet with more retailers expected to come on board in 2017 as the company drives competition in the wholesale broadband market.

The network interconnect agreement between Siro and BT lays the foundation for Siro to enable multiple retail partners, such as rural fixed and wireless broadband providers.

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