Half A Million Reasons for SIRO to Celebrate

9th June 2023

Posted In: Be In The Frame

Today, SIRO announced that the company has passed its 500,000th premise with full fibre broadband network as part of its open access broadband billion-euro network rollout.

Naas-based VEI Global, a managed IT services provider, is the 500,000th premises to have access to SIRO’s fibre broadband network – a significant milestone for the company’s roll-out programme.

Since its establishment in 2015, SIRO has gone on to establish an alternative telecoms infrastructure in Ireland as part of a billion-euro investment programme. It is a joint venture between ESB and Vodafone with the aim of delivering the first 100% fibre-to-the-building broadband across regional Ireland and revolutionising the broadband market in Ireland.

SIRO now has over twenty retailers such as Virgin Media, Vodafone and Sky offering its services to half a million homes and businesses across the country.

SIRO CEO John Keaney said:

“For SIRO, today is a significant milestone. However, there are still, many towns, communities, homes and businesses where outdated copper broadband continues to hold them back. SIRO remains focused on the work still left to do – to continue our rollout to ensure more homes and businesses can access our network.”

Commenting, ESB Deputy Chief Executive, Marguerite Sayers, said: “I am delighted to be at VEI Global today – a great Naas success story – for this significant milestone. It is a testament to the success of SIRO in connecting communities right across Ireland.

“Half a million families and businesses can now gain access to ultra-fast fibre broadband as SIRO continues with its programme to deliver for communities into the future.”

Vodafone Ireland CEO, Amanda Nelson said: ‘’As we celebrate 500,000 homes and businesses who can access SIRO’s network; it marks an important milestone for SIRO, our joint venture with ESB. Our goal has always been to deliver high speed connectivity to more rural communities, people and businesses across Ireland.

“Supporting communities with critical digital infrastructure is vital to enabling them to thrive now and into the future. It underpins business growth and development as well as connected education and healthcare.

“It is fantastic to see businesses just like VEI Global, compete on a global stage supported by high-speed connectivity. We are looking forward to connecting more homes and businesses as we continue to bring world-class fibre broadband to towns and communities across Ireland.