SIRO has welcomed Sky Ireland to its family of retail partners offering its Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband, with services now available to order in over 20 towns across the country. As the fastest growing broadband provider in the country, the decision to offer services powered by SIRO supports Sky’s roadmap for increased on-demand content services, which require high broadband bandwidth requirements.
SIRO, the open-access wholesale broadband provider delivering Ireland’s first 100% fibre-optic broadband network to 50 towns nationwide, has passed over 200,000 premises in its rollout to date. SIRO’s 100% fibre-optic technology is recognised as the gold standard for broadband connectivity internationally and is the fastest growing segment of the Irish broadband market with FTTH connections nearly doubling since the start of 2018 (Source: ComReg Q3 data)
Using the existing ESB network, SIRO builds dedicated fibre-optic cables all the way to the home or business. This technology, known as “Fibre-to-the-Home” delivers internet connection speeds of 1 Gigabit per second. SIRO’s Gigabit connectivity is 26 times faster than the average broadband speeds in Ireland. (Source : Ookla Speed Test , Ireland August 2018)
Welcoming Sky Ireland, SIRO CEO John Keaney said: “We are extremely proud of our partnership with Sky which is another milestone in SIRO’s mission to enable Ireland’s Gigabit Society. The seal of approval by SKY, Europe’s largest entertainment company, is testament to the quality of our network . They recognise how Fibre-to-the-Home broadband is transforming how people access and experience content. Sky customers, who can begin placing orders from today, are guaranteed the best broadband in Ireland.”
SIRO is now live in 30 towns across the country, with 10 retailers offering connections to over 200,000 homes and businesses. SIRO is offered on an open-access basis to all telecoms retailers in Ireland. SIRO has formed partnerships with 10 operators – SKY Ireland, Vodafone, Digiweb, BT, Carnsore Broadband, Rocket Broadband, Kerry Broadband, eNet, Airwire and WestNet – with more retailers expected to come on board as the company drives competition in the broadband market.