eircom Starts Offering Gigabit Broadband Speeds

eircom Starts Offering Gigabit Broadband Speeds Image Credit: Eircom
  • eircom Group, last week announced that it will start offering 1Gbps connectivity in 66 communities across the country on its ‘end to end’ fibre connections through the use of fibre to the home (FTTH) technology.
  • Eircom's rival Vodafone has last week announced that its joint venture with Electricity Supply Board (ESB), Ireland's premier electricity utility company has received approval from the European Commission (EC) to deliver an open access fibre-to-the-building broadband network in Ireland. 

According to a statement by eircom, the rollout will commence next month on the first three locations - Cavan Town, Kilkenny City and Letterkenny Town and is expected to complete in next six months. The planned footprint includes areas of all five major cities, major regional centres and every county town in Ireland. The service provider has also started conducting trials on FTTH to serve rural Ireland, covering Belcarra, Mayo and will launch in early 2015. eircom has already trialled and deployed FTTH technology in both urban and suburban environments in Wexford Town and Sandyford, Co Dublin.

Richard Moat, Acting CEO, eircom
Today demonstrates the flexibility and scalability of our future proofed fibre network. Building on our existing network design, end to end fibre connectivity supporting speeds of one gigabit, is the natural next step in the evolution of our network capability.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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