SIRO announces that Airwire is its eighth retail partner
Airwire will be able to offer SIRO's 1,000Mbps broadband.
Late last week, SIRO announced that Airwire - a broadband provider operating in the West and Midwest of Ireland - is its latest retail partner.
Airwire will initially offer 100% fibre-optic broadband services powered by SIRO in Athlone, Ennis, Limerick and Portlaoise, with more towns due to be added to its rollout over the coming months. Packages will be available from €50 a month.
Minister for Communications, Climate Action & Environment Denis Naughten TD said the announcement ties in with the Government strategy to give every premises in Ireland access to high-speed broadband as quickly as possible through a combination of commercial and State-led investment.
He added: “The increased availability of Fibre-to-the-Building broadband in Ireland, which is seen as the gold standard for connectivity internationally, will help power the digital transformation taking place in Ireland.”
SIRO’s CEO Sean Atkinson said that the Airwire partnership demonstrates how SIRO is driving competition in the broadband market. More partners - including Sky - are due to begin offering services over the coming months.
Addressing the urban-rural broadband divide, Airwire’s CTO, Martin List-Petersen, said: “We have always believed that people living in regional Ireland should have access to broadband of the same quality available to living in cities.”
He added that gaining access to SIRO technology gives Airwire “a great opportunity to attract new customers”.
SIRO’s 100% fibre optic network doesn’t have copper to slow it down at any point and can deliver what’s known as ‘lightning speed’ broadband - with speeds up to 1,000Mbps. Currently, most providers offer speeds of up to 100Mbps, but the speeds you can get will depend on where you live.
The SIRO network now covers 120,000 premises, with services now live or under construction in 25 towns across the country including Dundalk, Carrigaline, Sligo, Letterkenny, Tralee, Cavan, Wexford, Skibbereen, Drogheda, Mullingar, Portlaoise, Ennis, Castlebar, Westport, Limerick, Newbridge, Carlow, Swords, Balbriggan, Bray, Greystones, Athlone, Killarney, Shannon and Mallow.
Which providers have signed up with SIRO?
SIRO is offered on an open-access basis to all telecoms retailers in Ireland.