Digiweb purchases Belgian ISP Mondial Telecom
New acquisition forms part of expansion strategy for Digiweb's operations in Ireland and abroad
Irish-based telecoms company Digiweb, today announced its continued expansion of its European operations with the acquisition of the retail arm of Mondial Telecom, the Belgian Internet service provider.
The amount paid is undisclosed, but the acquisition was via a cash only deal.
This latest deal follows on from Digiweb’s merger with London-based telecoms operator Viatel in May, which has created a telecoms operator serving 34 cities in Western Europe and a fibre network of some 8,500 kilometres.
A great opportunity
Declan Campbell, managing director of Digiweb’s consumer operations and services, was at the forefront of the Mondial purchase.
Mondial Telecom are a company that offer broadband, mobile phone and fixed line services, and its acquisition will increase Digiweb’s residential and business customer base in Belgium by around 25,000.
Mr. Campbell commented: “The acquisition will see our operations in Belgium grow and is a great opportunity for the company, especially in the new areas of telephony and mobile broadband. We will continue to offer great service and value, and after the company’s merger with Viatel we intend to search for other growth opportunities at home and abroad.
“Ireland will be the base for the management of all our Belgian business, and we have started recruiting for more positions at our operational centre in Dundalk to cope with the expansion,” Mr. Campbell added.