SIRO to invest €150m in network rollout for 2017

This will go towards the expansion of the company's Fibre-to-the-Building (FTTB) network.

Today, SIRO’s new offices in Carrickmines, Dublin were officially opened by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD. This comes after the company added 60 new jobs in 2016.

SIRO has also confirmed today that it will invest €150 million in its network rollout in 2017, which will support 400 subcontractors working on the project around Ireland.

The company is ramping up the construction of Ireland’s first 100% fibre-optic broadband network. The network will be rolled out to 500,000 premises in 50 towns nationwide.

This will be welcome news for anyone living in these areas as they will have access to SIRO’S FTTB technology.

SIRO’s partnerships

SIRO has formed partnerships with many broadband retailers so far, including BT, Carnsore Broadband, Digiweb, Vodafone and WestNet, with more expected to come on board in 2017.

The network interconnect agreement between SIRO and BT, which was announced earlier this month, lays the foundation for SIRO to enable multiple retail partners to access its network.

“Future-proofing Ireland’s broadband needs”

SIRO is Ireland’s largest FTTB operator, with over 40,000 premises passed to date in 17 regional towns, and 55,000 due to be passed by the end of this year. SIRO’s rollout will expand to over 30 towns during the course of 2017.

The CEO of SIRO, Sean Atkinson, said it is the company’s ambition to “become Ireland’s new national telecoms infrastructure” and added that SIRO’s 100% optical FTTB network is “the only solution capable of future-proofing Ireland’s broadband needs now and for the decades ahead”.

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