Web Dependent Newsweaver Connects To MAN

Press release
17th Jan 2011

Newsweaver, one of Europe’s leading email newsletter software providers, have announced that they have connected to the Cork City Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) via Cork Internet eXchange (CIX), their chosen service provider. This connection comes on the back of Newsweaver’s recent move from Bandon and highlights the importance of the MAN to hi-tech, web dependent companies.

Newsweaver’s decision to move from Bandon was precipitated by the flooding in November 2009 but was already under consideration as they had outgrown the broadband available in the area. However, MAN connectivity in Cork City has now provided them with 100Mbs via CIX.

Andrew O’Shaughnessy, Newsweaver’s Managing Director, said, “It was with deep regret that Newsweaver had to leave Bandon but the decision was made in the best interests of the business. We’re a web dependent company and needed to get onto the Cork City MAN in order to avail of the bandwidth needed to improve our client services. The good news is that all the jobs are protected, indeed, we have plans to grow our staffing levels from 40 to 60.”

Bob Grantham, Business Development Manager of CIX, commented, “CIX welcomes Newsweaver as one of our growing number of content rich customers that have chosen us as their preferred service provider for Internet connectivity and colocation services.  As a partner of e|net’s, it was an easy decision to use the MAN in Cork to connect Newsweaver’s new offices to CIX in a cost effective, resilient manner.” 

Conal Henry, e|net’s CEO, stated, “Newsweaver’s connection to the MAN demonstrates e|net’s ambition to stimulate the rollout of advanced technologies to businesses all over Ireland and underlines the importance of the MAN’s to knowledge-based businesses.”

Newsweaver enables more than 1,000 organisations in 26 countries to create, deliver and track meaningful email campaigns.