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Sky Ireland is announced as SIRO's latest partner

SIRO-powered fibre services will be available through Sky from next year

Earlier this week, it was announced that SIRO is partnering with Sky Ireland to deliver high-speed fibre services to consumers in 2018.

Sky is already well-established as a broadband and TV provider in Ireland, gaining a broadband subscriber base of 180,000 customers since entering the Irish broadband market in 2013. This partnership is sure to allow Sky’s broadband offering to grow - SIRO’s Fibre-to-the-Home technology can deliver download speeds of up to 1 Gigabit per second.

Sky is regularly launching innovative new features and products and says the decision to offer services powered by SIRO supports its roadmap for “increased on-demand content services”, which require high broadband speeds and bandwidth.

Commenting on the new partnership, SIRO’s CEO Sean Atkinson referenced this, saying: “Consumer interest in on-demand content is skyrocketing, which means that households need more powerful broadband connectivity if they want to enjoy the future of entertainment.”

He added: “We’re very proud in this respect that Sky has chosen to partner with us to help fulfil its broadband ambitions in Ireland.”

Sky Ireland’s Managing Director, JD Buckley, said the deal with SIRO reflects Sky’s “continued commitment to investment in infrastructure in Ireland” and added that it will mean Sky customers “will enjoy ultra-fast gigabit connectivity which will transform the way they use Sky and consume content”.

He concluded: “We want our customers to have the fastest available speeds to the widest possible footprint across Ireland and SIRO are an important strategic partner in helping us realise that goal.”

Sky already has broadband with speeds of up to 100Mbps around Ireland - the 1 Gigabit plans will be available from 2018.

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The SIRO network now covers over 110,000 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.