Siro, Sky sign fibre-to-the-home partnership
Open-access broadband network provider Siro has signed a partnership with Sky Ireland to come into effect from 2018.
Siro’s fibre-to-the-home network offers connection speeds of up to 1Gb/s to more than 110,000 premises across the country.
Earlier this year, Sky added to it’s on-demand content offering with the launch of Now TV, which offers streaming TV, sports and films without a monthly contract.
“Consumer interest in on-demand content is skyrocketing, which means that households need more powerful broadband connectivity if they want to enjoy the future of entertainment,” said Siro CEO Sean Atkinson.
“Siro is building the only 100% fibre-optic network in Ireland, which means that people using our services are guaranteed the best broadband experience in the country as there is nothing faster than the speed of light. We’re very proud in this respect that Sky has chosen to partner with us to help fulfil its broadband ambitions in Ireland.”
JD Buckley, managing director, Sky Ireland, said: “This deal with Siro reflects our continued commitment to investment in infrastructure in Ireland and will mean our customers will enjoy ultra-fast gigabit connectivity which will transform the way they use Sky and consume content. We want our customers to have the fastest available speeds to the widest possible footprint across Ireland and Siro are an important strategic partner in helping us realise that goal.”