Pure Telecom sign €10m deal with BT Ireland
By Maurice Garvey
CITYWEST company Pure Telecom has signed a deal with BT Ireland worth €10 million.
The agreement gives Pure Telecom access to SIRO’S nationwide high-speed fibre broadband network, consisting of 338,000 premises across Ireland to date.
Paul Connell, CEO of Pure Telecom
Under the deal, BT will provide Pure Telecom with a comprehensive managed service that helps bring its ultrafast broadband “Fibre to the Premises” (FTTP) product offering to the market.
The service will be made available nationwide, at every location where there are FTTP services available.
The infrastructure agreement will help Pure Telecom to solidify its position as a major competitor in the Irish broadband market by driving down costs for consumers.
The company has experienced a 30 per cent increase in demand for its broadband services since the outbreak of Covid-19, and widespread increase in remote working.
Paul Connell, CEO Pure Telecom, said: “We have observed a significant increase in demand for our services since Covid-19 restrictions were introduced and we expect these to have a permanent impact on how people work and where.
It has therefore never been more important for people to have the high-speed connectivity they need to work productively from their homes.
“By partnering with BT, we will be one of the first providers to offer high-speed broadband to Irish towns and villages who previously didn’t have access.
SIRO has been very proactive in its rollout of 100 per cent fibre-optic technology and we look forward to being able to offer it to even more customers.”
The SIRO Fibre-to-the-Home
(FTTH) network covers more than 338,000 homes and businesses in 45 towns around Ireland.
Because FTTH technology has no copper connection (which can cause congestion and slow speeds) it delivers a 1 Gigabit (1,000 Megabit) internet connection which can take care of anyone’s remote working and personal needs.
As a result, there is no impact on the quality of service if a household has multiple devices in use at one time with data intensive services like video conferencing or streaming content.
Director of Wholesale at BT Ireland, Peter Evans, said: “In the wake of Covid-19, as people have come to depend more on technology to communicate than ever before, it’s important that consumers and businesses have a wide range of services to choose from that best suit their needs.”
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