Virgin to add 254k premises to TV and broadband network

Superfast broadband and digital TV services coming to National Broadband Ireland premises across Ireland.

Telecoms giant Virgin Media has struck a network deal with National Broadband Ireland (NBI) to provide high-speed broadband and digital TV services to more than 254,000 premises.

Virgin Media’s ongoing €200m network upgrade to full fibre is continuing to 2025 and will support speeds up to 10Gbps.

“Our rollout will ensure that every home, farm and business in Ireland has access to high-speed broadband with minimum speeds of 500Mbps available”

The telecoms firm has recently upgraded over 281,000 premises to fibre, offering speeds of 2Gbps across its own network. The Virgin Media network already provides broadband speeds of 1Gbps (gigabits per second) to 1m premises across Ireland.

Digital revolution

“With lightning-fast speeds of up to 2Gbps and 99.9% reliability, our full fibre broadband network is designed to revolutionise the way we connect and experience the digital world,” said Tony Hanway, CEO of Virgin Media Ireland.

“This announcement today with NBI brings our ultrafast broadband and TV services to even more premises across Ireland, enabling homes, businesses, communities and regions nationwide to further prosper and grow.”

Virgin Media’s deal with NBI, along with other already announced wholesale network access developments, brings to 1.4m the number of premises now able to access Virgin Media’s fastest ever broadband services nationwide.

“We’re delighted that Virgin Media will join the growing number of retail service providers offering broadband packages on our network,” said Peter Hendrick, CEO of National Broadband Ireland.

NBI was established by Granahan McCourt, an international investor in technology, media and telecommunications.

“There are now 70 retail service providers on our network, meaning there is huge choice for anyone connecting to high-speed fibre through NBI,” Hendrick continued.

“Our rollout will ensure that every home, farm and business in Ireland has access to high-speed broadband with minimum speeds of 500Mbps available. We’ve now passed over 254,000 premises across the country and all of these have the same guarantee in terms of access, speed, and reliability.”

Main image at top: NBI CEO Peter Hendrick with Virgin Media Ireland CEO Tony Hanway

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