Pure Telecom has chosen Eircom Wholesale to provide wholesale telecommunications services in a deal valued at €20 million over the next two years. The partnership will focus on providing high-speed broadband and telephone services to Pure Telecom’s business and residential customers across Ireland.

The partnership means Pure Telecom customers can connect to Eircom Wholesale’s high speed fibre broadband, which offers speeds of up to 100Mb/s to 1.2 million homes and businesses nationwide.

Pure Telecom’s customers will be amongst the first to access Eircom Wholesales 1Gb/s ‘Fibre to the Home’ (FTTH) service when it launches later this year.

Paul Connell, director, Pure Telecom, added: “Our industry is changing. Our business customers need faster broadband so they can compete competitively both domestically and internationally. Furthermore, consumer demands are increasing. Smartphones, Netflix and social media are among the tools that are redefining the way people communicate and resetting needs and expectations; and not just for city dwellers.

“We aim to provide the same quality of service to rural, as well as urban customers, and that’s why Eircom Wholesale was the best solution. This choice was all about the national reach and future proofing of the Eircom Wholesale network.”

Eircom has just announced plans to extend access to high speed fibre broadband in rural Ireland by extending its fibre network from 1.6 million homes and businesses to 1.9 million nationwide premises. The additional 300,000 homes and businesses are spread across 1,070 communities in all 26 counties, and include 300 communities not currently served with high speed broadband. Speeds of up to 1Gb/s will be available to these additional 300,000 premises, through the use of ‘end to end’ fibre to the home (FTTH) technology.

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