Digiweb To Use e|net For National Fibre Services

Press release
10th Apr 2006

Digiweb Ltd has today announced its intention to provide direct fibre services nationally to Business Customers using the fibre provided by e|net on the MANs.

  • Digiweb sign deal with e|net for access to all MANs nationwide
  • Digiweb to offer direct fibre services to business customers
  • Digiweb unique in ability to offer wireless resilience to fibre connection
  • 3 major corporate customers already confirmed for service
  • Part of Digiweb’s LLU plans

Digiweb Ltd has today announced it’s intention to provide direct fibre services nationally to Business Customers using the fibre provided by e|net on the Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs).

This will mark Digiweb’s entry into the higher end business and corporate market for Customers who require a 99.999% Service Level Agreement for mission critical data and voice services.

Digiweb will also have the unique ability to offer full physical resilience to the fibre MANs using wireless technologies adding both physical and logical resilience to this high end service, a facility which is not currently offered by any other provider. Three corporate customers have already signed up for the service which is now available on all MANS with immediate effect.

Commenting on this announcement, John Quinn, Head of Strategic Development at Digiweb said: “Our deal with e|net now brings us into the corporate space for high quality voice and data services. It also shows our ongoing commitment to all Government led NDP telecommunications projects. The Partnership will also allow us to immediately implement our pre-funded and vendor supported multi-million euro LLU (local loop unbundling) plan once the commercial and regulatory environment is right for us to do so. Over the coming months people are going to see a substantial change in what Digiweb do and what we are going to do for telecommunications and broadband in Ireland.”

Speaking at the announcement of the deal, Ben McCahill, Sales Director with e|net said: “This deal shows the success of the MANs in bringing fibre to businesses across the country. This is the latest demonstration that the MANs are delivering real services to real businesses up and down the country. We are delighted that Digiweb are availing of the world class service level agreements which we can offer them as a customer, allowing them deliver a range of services over fibre, to the business.”