Pure Telecom CEO Paul Connell and Orlagh Nevin Director of Sales Marketing and Service at open eir

Pure Telecom signs deal with open eir to access its wholesale network

The deal gives Pure Telecom access to almost two million potential customers.

This deal gives Pure Telecom access to almost two million potential customers

This morning, Pure Telecom announced that it has signed a two-year agreement, worth €35 million, with wholesale telecoms provider open eir.

This will allow Pure Telecom to offer almost two million potential customers high-speed broadband and phone services via open eir’s nationwide open access network - which should help Pure Telecom reach its target of 100,000 residential customers by 2019.

It’s good news for customers, as it will mean even more choice when it comes to picking the best broadband deal.

Speaking about the announcement, Pure Telecom’s CEO, Paul Connell, said the company works “with a number of Ireland’s leading wholesale providers” in order to give customers the solution that best suits their needs.

He added: “open eir has the most extensive phone and high-speed broadband network in Ireland and one which is growing by the day.

“We are delighted to announce this agreement as it is key to helping us extend our reach to existing and potential customers in cities and towns across the country, as well as rural Ireland.”

Adding to this, Orlagh Nevin, open eir’s Director of Sales, Marketing and Service, said it made “a lot of sense” for the wholesale provider to partner with Pure Telecom as they continue their large-scale rollout of fibre broadband across the country.

Speaking about the rollout, she added: “Earlier this year, we made a commitment to the Government that we would connect 300,000 homes in 890 communities throughout the country to fibre broadband.

“This means that by the end of next year, two years ahead of our initial target date, we will have a fibre broadband footprint of 1.9 million premises in Ireland – greater than any other operator in the country.”

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