SIRO’s decision to make 10 Gigabit speeds available is driven by the ever-increasing data demands of enterprise.
SIRO, a joint venture between ESB and Vodafone, has completed the roll-out of its 10Gbps broadband network following a 15-month, €10m investment programme.
The business said the decision to make 10Gbps speeds available was driven by the ever-increasing data demands of enterprise year-on-year and the necessity to have a future proofed network primed to respond to the needs of business.
“All aspects of business processes and operations are increasingly digitised. Reliable and future-proofed connectivity is the foundation upon which they all rest”
SIRO is currently rolling out a 100% fibre broadband network across 154 towns and cities across Ireland, with services currently available to 450,000+ premises and reaching 770,000 premises over the next four years.
Scaling up bandwidth
In October 2021, SIRO launched 2Gbps speeds for the residential market. Today’s announcement of 10 Gigabits is initially focused on the enterprise market. The latter have a need to progressively scale up their bandwidth from 2Gbps up to 10Gbps in the short to medium term.
The upgrade to 10Gbps reflects SIRO’s ambition to continuously bring innovation to the Irish broadband market. SIRO is Ireland’s sole open-access wholesale-only broadband operator and was first to introduce 1 Gigabit broadband to Irish homes. It is now stretching its offering further with speeds of 2 up to 10 Gigabits for residential and enterprise customers, respectively.
“For SIRO, completing our transition to a 10 Gigabit-enabled network is about ensuring we don’t lag behind what our customers want and need,” said SIRO CEO John Keaney.
“All aspects of business processes and operations are increasingly digitised. Reliable and future-proofed connectivity is the foundation upon which they all rest.
“This upgrade, and the higher speed it unlocks, gives enterprises the opportunity to plan and scale up their bandwidth requirements as their data demands and business requirements grow.
“Rather than wait for the broadband infrastructure to catch up, businesses can now have the certainty that they can access higher speeds and capacity as and when they need it,” added Keaney.
Main image: Ronan Whelan, SIRO CCO, Amanda Glancy, director of Corporate Affairs at SIRO, and John Keaney, SIRO CEO