Cavan Innovation & Technology Centre becomes fifth Siro Gigabit Hub
27 November 2017 | 0
The Cavan Innovation & Technology Centre (CITC), has become the fifth national Gigabit Hub. The initiave from Siro and Vodafone began earlier this year and sees CITC join the Ludgate Hub, Tralee HQ, Dundalk RDC (Dundalk IT) and The Mill (Drogheda) in receiving 1Gb/s broadband connectivity over a fibre-to-the-builing network.
CITC was established to promote innovation and technology support in the Cavan and border region by providing local businesses with education, training, technology and facilities needed to support enterprise development and create economic growth, as well as providing a one stop shop for entrepreneurs.
The Hub, which incorporates Cavan Enterprise Centre, accommodates 10 companies employing more than 310 people.
Cavan as the first town to trial the Siro’s network in 2015, where some 300 homes in the Aughnaskerry and Rocklands estates equipped with a fibre-to-the-building connection. The Cavan network now extends to over 4,000 homes and businesses.
“The unique natural surroundings of Co Cavan underpin the success of its living and working communities. Inspiration breeds innovation, which, in the right environment, breeds success and this was the motivating factor behind the establishment of CITC,” said Vincent Reynolds, CEO, CITC.
“As a recipient of Vodafone and Siro’s 1Gb/s broadband connection, we will be able to further drive innovation and help companies at the centre reach greater heights.”
Stephen O’Connor, corporate affairs director, Siro, said: “Cavan was our original trial town, when we connected the Aughnaskerry and Rocklands estates back in 2015 and we got a great reception in the town. The Siro network now extends to over 4,000 homes and businesses in Cavan town which all have access to the best connectivity in Ireland, rivalling international hubs like Hong Kong and Tokyo.
“Good connectivity is vital for regional towns competing for investment and jobs and having a 1Gb/s network in the town and a strategic centre like the CITC makes Cavan attractive for entrepreneurs to establish their business or for companies looking to invest.”