In September 2012, ESB began a tender process to find a partner for a joint venture to deploy a fibre-to-the-building network using ESB Networks overhead and underground infrastructure. An agreement with Vodafone was signed by the two organisations on 2nd July 2014.
ESB is Ireland’s leading sustainable energy company, comprising Power Generation, Networks, Supply and International divisions. Founded in 1927, ESB makes a major contribution to the Irish economy, financing, building and maintaining the State’s vital electricity infrastructure as well as providing a world-class service to the public. As the largest semi-state company in Ireland, ESB has an annual turnover of almost €3bn and invests approximately €1bn per annum in capital expenditure. ESB is the first energy company in Europe to set a date of 2035 to decarbonise its power generation and by 2020 will be delivering one-third of its electricity from renewable sources. To facilitate sustainability targets and economic growth, ESB is developing an advanced smart networks system and other innovative emerging technologies.
For more information, please visit: esb.ie
Vodafone is Ireland’s leading total communications provider with 2.4 million customers across the company’s mobile and fixed line business. Vodafone Group is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies and provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. Vodafone has mobile operations in 26 countries, partners with mobile networks in 50 more, and has fixed broadband operations in 17 markets. As of 31st March 2014, Vodafone had 434 million mobile customers and 9 million fixed broadband customers globally.
For more information, please visit: vodafone.ie