Pure Telecom customer numbers rise by ten thousand in 2015
Business and residential customers help provide €5million boost to revenues
Ten thousand new residential and business customers helped Pure Telecom record its most successful year in operation in 2015.
New residential and business customers were the driving force behind additional revenues of €5 million, according to its latest official figures.
The Irish telecoms company is also investing €2 million into sales, customer care and technical support in a bid to maintain growth – a move that has created 30 new jobs.
It means the broadband and home phone provider will have 80 staff by 2017, with hiring already underway in Munster while other staff have already taken on roles in their Dublin head office.
2015 also yielded a €20 million agreement with open eir which means Pure Telecom customers can access eir’s fibre broadband network.
A record breaking year
Pure Telecom director and co-founder Paul Connell described 2015 as a record breaking year, adding that the firm’s personalised approach has reaped rewards.
“Our focus has always been on providing a personal service and great deals to our customers, and that is why we’re growing,” he explained.
Connell added that the company’s links with eir, BT, Magnet and Verizon, among others, were enabling them to “act like a telecoms broker” to hand-pick the best deals.
He explained that the investment will help the broadband and home phone provider to “bolster the growth” noted in the past year.
Key growth areas
Pure Telecom noted strong growth among its business customers in 2015, although the majority of its customers are in the residential market.
Among the business deals is a contract worth more than €200,000 to provider faster broadband speeds and cost savings to Blackrock Clinic, a leading private hospital.
Pure Telecom is looking to add 15,000 residential and business customers in the coming year, resulting in an estimated €7.5 million of new revenue. Such a move would see the company valued at around €20 million.