Irish based ISP Telcom are partnering with the ESB to offer Gigabit Fibre broadband in Galway and other urban areas.
In a partnership announced this morning, Telcom and the ESB plan to bring high speed fibre Internet, with up to 1Gb speeds, to 13 urban areas, initially focusing on Galway, Cork, and Dublin.
Commenting on the launch, Shane Tully, chief commercial officer with Telcom said that the pace of digital transformation is accelerating at businesses.
“As the business reliance on cloud-based applications and services grows, it’s critical that organisations of all sizes, can access a high-speed, cost effective and enterprise-class fibre service, which supports the digital requirements of their business operations day-to-day.”
“In the current environment, it’s vital for business to partner with strong and stable vendors.”
“ESB Telecoms ticked all the boxes for us, in having a national wholly-owned, fibre-optic network that is aligned with connections to SIRO and which can scale now, and into the future.”
The partnership with ESB is expected to make up to 1Gb spped fibre broadband available to 16,000 businesses around the country.
Telecom has also said that this network will be as much as 50% cheaper than existing 1Gb broadband services.
Managing Director of ESB Telecoms, Rory McGowan said that Irish businesses are increasingly reliant on cloub based solutions, which comes with different infrastructure needs.
“Our new wholesale service provides the underlying foundation that enables this technical evolution – providing Telecom Operators the opportunity to migrate their customers to a more suitable, faster and efficient cloud capable platform.”
“We are delighted to work with Telcom and assist them in delivering for their customers.”
Image: l-r: Shane Tully, chief commercial officer, Telcom, Sylvester Cullen, sales and marketing manager, ESB Telecoms and Liam Tully Jnr., CTO, Telcom