Pure Telecom today announces a deal worth up to €12M with Enet, Ireland’s largest open-access network operator. By leveraging a partnership that grants Enet access to SIRO’s infrastructure, Pure Telecom can offer high-speed broadband to 242,000 potential premises in regional towns across Ireland.
Delivering speeds of up to 1 Gigabit per second, this deal will drive further competition in the broadband market by giving Pure Telecom access to additional locations equipped with 100% fibre-optic technology. In doing so, it will extend Pure Telecom’s ability to provide the fastest possible broadband speeds to more communities across Ireland.
Paul Connell, CEO, Pure Telecom, said: “Demand for high-speed internet connections for consumers and businesses in rural and urban areas is at an all-time high. As a national service provider, we offer the best possible connection for every single customer in Ireland. This deal significantly increases the number of customers we can provide ultra-fast and reliable broadband to and gives customers a wider range of internet speeds that they can choose from for their specific needs.
“We are delighted to announce this deal with Enet, which has direct access to the SIRO network, through which we can extend the reach of our high-speed fibre broadband offering. It allows us to leverage the huge broadband investments made by Enet and SIRO and ensure that we can now deliver the fastest available internet connections to even more homes and businesses.”
David Eyre, Chief Commercial Officer, Enet, said: “We have made massive efforts to support retail service providers in the provision of superfast broadband to end users. Underpinning this, Enet has made a multi-million-euro investment in the development of an automated software platform that aggregates Enet’s own network as well as third party infrastructure. The new platform supports retail service providers in the provision of superfast broadband to end users, ensuring consumers have access to more choice, better reliability and faster broadband speeds.
“By gaining access to almost a quarter-of-a-million fibre-enabled premises, Pure Telecom can continue to deliver high-speed broadband to an increasing number of regional locations. We are delighted to be working alongside Pure Telecom to ensure our investments in cutting-edge technology benefit more people across the country.”
Ronan Whelan, Chief Commercial Officer, SIRO, said: “SIRO’s network delivers the most powerful full fibre broadband in Ireland. This latest agreement highlights how SIRO is driving competition in the broadband market and helping to reverse the digital divide in Ireland. Pure Telecom’s commitment to provide customers with the best connectivity, competitive pricing and better service through our wholesale network is great news for home and business customers.”