Ireland's first 100% fibre-to-the-building broadband network unveiled
AN TAOISEACH ENDA KENNY AND MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS ALEX WHITE UNVEIL SIRO AS IRELAND'S FIRST 100% FIBRE-TO-THE-BUILDING BROADBAND NETWORK
14th May 2015 – An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD and Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Alex White TD today unveiled SIRO as the new brand of ESB and Vodafone Ireland's fibre broadband joint venture company. As part of the launch, Enda Kenny TD revealed that SIRO will employ 60 people, and a further 200 construction jobs will be supported across Ireland as part of the rollout of the network.
- 260 jobs to be created as part of the project - 60 jobs in SIRO with 200 additional construction jobs supported by the roll-out
- Ten towns – Cavan, Dundalk, Westport, Castlebar, Sligo, Carrigaline, Tralee, Navan, Letterkenny and Wexford – revealed as Ireland's first Gigabit towns or "fibrehoods"
- SIRO's 100% Fibre-to-the-Building Broadband Network showcased as optimum solution for the Government's National Broadband Plan
SIRO, derived from Sirius the brightest star in the night sky, is set to light up Ireland's communications landscape when it delivers the most powerful network in the country, unlike any other broadband infrastructure in Ireland.
SIRO is investing €450 million in building Ireland's first 100% fibre-to-the-building broadband network, offering speeds from 200 Mbps to 1000 Mbps to 500,000 premises in fifty regional towns, revolutionising the broadband market in Ireland. SIRO in not a retail product. SIRO is unique in that it exclusively offers a wholesale open access network meaning that it will be available to all telecoms operators in Ireland to resell to their customers.
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