Blacknight Becomes Latest SIRO Retail Partner To Offer Gigabit Fibre Broadband

Blacknight has become the latest company to offer Gigabit Fibre Broadband services powered by SIRO, with the company targeting businesses in Carlow, Kilkenny and Wexford initially, before expanding to more towns over the next twelve months.

With nearly 100,000 customers across the globe, Blacknight is known as a market leader in the provision of hosting and co-location services ranging from small single web site hosting to complex backup, connectivity, colocation and security solutions. The ability to add Gigabit Fibre Broadband to its range of services will strengthen its offers to SME and Enterprise customers.

Blacknight will be able to leverage SIRO’s €450 million Gigabit broadband network, which is 100% Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) and has no copper connections at any point to slow the service down, to offer the most powerful broadband services in Ireland to businesses in the three towns. The SIRO network offers businesses and enterprise the best available network in terms of speed, reliability and security. No other connection can compare with 100% fibre, which supports symmetric speeds of 1 Gigabit, 50 times the upload speeds of traditional copper networks.

Welcoming the new retail partnership, SIRO Chief Commercial Officer Ronan Whelan said: “The quality of SIRO’s Gigabit connectivity is underlined by Blacknight coming on board as our 16th retail partner. Built on the ESB network, SIRO offers businesses and enterprise best-in-class connectivity with symmetric speeds, allowing them to transfer files and videoconference in high definition across the world on a network that is secure and futureproofed.”

Blacknight Paul Kelly, Chief Technical Officer added: Adding Gigabit Fibre Broadband to the range of products we offer to our customers means that we can offer a one stop shop for businesses online needs. Our success has been built on a combination of leading-edge technology and superior customer service. Adding a product such as SIRO’s 100% fibre-optic broadband fits perfectly with our brand, and enables us to provide a high quality service that our customers expect from us. We are looking forward to growing our partnership with SIRO, with both companies’ future success going hand-in-hand.”

SIRO is offered on an open-access basis to all telecoms retailers in Ireland, with a network scale of over 300,000 homes and businesses across Ireland. SIRO will continue investment to support expanding it’s network footprint.