eircom Wholesale agrees €20m deal with Pure Telecom
25 June 2015 | 0
Eircom Wholesale has signed a deal with Pure Telecom worth €20 million over the next two years to provide high-speed broadband and telephone services.
The partnership means Pure Telecom customers can connect to eircom Wholesale’s high speed fibre broadband delivering speeds up to 100Mb/s and will be amongst the first to access a 1Gb/s fibre to the home (FTTH) service when it launches later this year.
Paul Connell, director, Pure Telecom, said: “Our industry is changing. Our business customers need faster broadband so they can compete competitively both domestically and internationally. Furthermore, consumer demands are increasing. Smartphones, Netflix and social media are among the tools that are redefining the way people communicate and resetting needs and expectations; and not just for city dwellers.
“We aim to provide the same quality of service to rural, as well as urban customers, and that’s why eircom Wholesale was the best solution. This choice was all about the national reach and future proofing of the eircom Wholesale network.”
Eircom recently announced plans to extend access to high speed fibre broadband in rural Ireland, extending its fibre network from 1.6 million homes and businesses to 1.9 million nationwide. The additional 300,000 homes and businesses are spread across 1,070 communities in all 26 counties, and include 300 communities not currently served with high-speed broadband. Speeds of up to 1Gb/s will be available to these additional 300,000 premises, through the use of FTTH technology.