FAQ - Corporate

  • SIRO was launched in 2015 with its shareholders ESB and Vodafone committing €450 to connect the first 50 towns, SIRO is building a 100% fibre optic broadband network, delivered through the national electricity network.  SIRO will deliver 1 Gigabit speeds to 500,000 premises in 50 regional towns across Ireland. SIRO, powered by entirely light, is different and better than any other broadband infrastructure in Ireland, with no copper connection at any point in the network.

  • The 100% fibre network is deployed to individual premises using ESB’s electricity overhead and underground infrastructure. It will be inserted into existing ducts that already exist directly to the home. In some areas, it will simply be a matter of stringing a fibre cable to existing overhead power cables. Overall disruption will be minimal.

  • With the demand for increased connectivity growing rapidly, ESB brought something which had never been offered in Ireland – fibre all the way to the building. Vodafone became partner with ESB in the Joint Venture Company to develop new business opportunities utilising existing infrastructure.

    1. Be Ready For The Future

    In the future, our homes will be even more reliant on broadband than they are today.

    With everything from online heating systems to smart fridges becoming standard, SIRO is future proofing your home in every way you can imagine.

     

    1. Buffer Free

    No lagging. No waiting. Gaming and home entertainment will never be the same. SIRO lets you download movies 40 times faster, so you’ll have instant access to watch what you want, when you want.

     

    1. Share Anything 

    Our homes are full of devices and it’s not unusual for multiple laptops, tablets, consoles and mobiles to be connected to the internet at once. SIRO broadband is 40 times faster so everyone can use their device at the same time, meaning happy families all around.

     

    1. Ultrafast

    1 in 4 fixed connections in Ireland are less than 10Mbps. SIRO prides itself on life changing speed and reliability by offering 1000Mbps. That’s an incredible 1 Gigabit per second, making our broadband the fastest in the country.

  • SIRO is 100% fibre-optic internet connection all the way to the building (fibre-to-the-building), making it a vast improvement on any other broadband infrastructure currently available in Ireland, with no copper connection at any point in the network. SIRO is fibre-to-the-home which mean you’ll have incredible speed and reliability instantly.

     

  • SIRO offers speeds of 1 Gigabit (1000Mbp) per second to broadband operators, but they may choose to offer a range of different products & speeds to end consumers at different price points.

  • SIRO is a commercial venture and will be delivered to 50 towns in phase one, which are topographically and geographically accessible and which are not served by high-speed broadband.

  • Due to commercial sensitives, we will announce specific timelines for individual towns closer to the date.