Siro signs €25m hardware deal with Huawei

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Ryan Ding, Huawei, with Sean Atkinson, Siro

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20 October 2017 | 0

Siro has signed a contract with Huawei valued at €25 million, to provide network equipment for the open-access broadband provider’s deployment to 50 regional towns.

“This contract is an important milestone in providing best in class, 100% fibre-optic broadband to consumers and businesses in Irish towns,” said Siro CEO Sean Atkinson. “With more than 100,000 homes passed and very encouraging early take up rates, Siro is meeting the demand of Irish homes and businesses for a new communications network for the 21st century.”

Ryan Ding, executive director of the board and president of Huawei’s carrier business group, said: “Huawei is very pleased to be partnering with Siro to deliver fibre optic broadband to 50 towns across Ireland. We are working with Siro to design a network that will meet the requirements of local communities and businesses. As a global ICT business we invested over $11 billion into research and development globally last year and this means we are helping Siro to deliver a world leading fibre broadband solution.”

Siro’s retail partners include Vodafone, Digiweb, BT, enet, Carnsore Broadband, Skytel and WestNet, with more retailers set to join the network as the company drives competition in the wholesale broadband market.

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