Eircom selects Huawei as 1Gb/s network equipment provider
Eircom has selected Huawei as its technology partner and equipment supplier for the first phase of its fibre to the home (FTTH) network rollout. The contract is worth an estimated €10 million.
Deployment will begin in 16 communities where network construction has already commenced. Customers will be able to order fibre services offering speeds of up to 1Gb/s by the end of August 2015. In total, 66 communities will benefit from FTTH services by 2017.
In 2012, Huawei was selected as the equipment supplier for eircom’s fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) technology for delivering speeds of up to 100Mb/s for 1.1 million homes and businesses across Ireland.
Johnny Shine, group MD, eircom Networks, said: “This is another important milestone in the journey to bring high-speed broadband to Ireland. By using Huawei equipment, eircom will be able to offer the fastest broadband speeds in Ireland in the coming months. We see customer demand for data continue to grow at a rapid pace. By deploying FTTH technology we will be in a position to meet and exceed those growing data demands and expectations with a suite of products that offers truly world class broadband speeds.”
With a 1Gb/s connection consumers can download a high definition film in less than a minute and business users will have bandwidth capacity to transfer applications and large data files at rates previously only available to large enterprises.