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2018 Market Panorama

Ireland joins the European FTTH League Table

Our CEO, Sean Atkinson recently joined a panel of CEOs from FTTH operators in Sweden, Italy and the UK at the annual Fibre To The Home (FTTH) Conference in Valencia where he discussed SIRO Ireland’s only 100% fibre optic network and outlined SIRO’s network roll out progress.

The highlight of the FTTH Conference was the publication of the 2018 Market Panorama with the exciting announcement that Ireland is now part of the European FTTH league table, joining the group of countries that have a minimum of 1% of households subscribing to a 100% Fibre To The Home service. According to the Market Panorama report, Ireland had 30,000 pure fibre connections or household FTTH subscribers, up from 20,000 in June, making FTTH the fastest growing broadband segment in Ireland*.

SIRO is Ireland’s only 100% fibre optic network and has played a significant role in joining the European Club. Designing and building in 30 towns with over 125,000 homes passed, SIRO has laid 2,100km of fibre optic cable. With services live in over 20 towns, SIRO is the gold standard for broadband connectivity internationally. Using the existing ESB network, SIRO is delivered by fibre optic cables all the way to the building. This technology, known as Fibre-to-the-Building (FTTB), has no copper connections at any point to slow down the network and delivers 1 Gigabit download and upload speeds.

SIRO service is live in over 20 towns including Athlone, Carlow, Carrigaline, Castlebar, Cavan, Clay Farm, Dundalk, Drogheda, Ennis, Finglas, Kilkenny, Letterkenny, Limerick, Mallow, Mullingar, Naas, Newbridge, Portlaoise, Skibbereen, Tralee, Tyrellstown, Westport and Wexford, while build is advanced in many other towns including Balbriggan and Swords.

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