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New CloudCIX partnership for ‘broadband capital of Ireland’

Thursday, 12th December, 2019 7:57am

A Hollyhill data centre has recently entered into a major partnership with Siro which will enable telecoms companies in Cork to connect to Siro easily and quickly and resell services powered by Siro.

CloudCIX’s new deal with Siro, the wholesale broadband operator building Ireland’s only 100 per cent fibre optic network, means that the data centre’s clients will be able to access Siro’s fibre-to-the-building (FTTB) technology, which is recognised as the gold standard for broadband connectivity internationally

30,000 homes already receive broadband services from CloudCIX customers.

CloudCIX is a data centre which provides a fully-resilient network that delivers lightning-speed internet connectivity to more than 100 Cork companies. The company recently doubled the size of its operations following a €6 million investment to construct a new data centre.

Commenting on the new partnership, Jerry Sweeney, CEO of CloudCIX, said: “This is another example of our sustained investment to ensure that CloudCIX is in a position to provide our customers with the best connectivity in the region. Having doubled in size over the past ten years and quintupling our data capacity, giving access to Siro’s gigabit broadband to our clients adds another string to our bow and underlines Cork’s position as the broadband capital of Ireland.”

The expansion and new partnership with Siro forms part of CloudCIX’s strategy to ensure that the Munster region continues to be highly attractive as a location for investment by multinationals.

Using the existing ESB network, Siro delivers fibre optic cables all the way to the building, enabling the wholesale broadband operator to deliver a 100 per cent fibre-optic internet connection, making it better and more reliable than any other broadband infrastructure in Ireland.

Providing symmetrical speeds of 1G, the Siro network supports upload speeds that are over 50 times faster than traditional copper networks.

Alex French of Siro, added: “Siro is already powering a digital transformation in Cork as we forge ahead with a €70 million investment in the county. Cork and the wider Munster region is a key focus for our rollout given the wealth of multinationals and Irish firms expanding abroad who all depend on connectivity to power their businesses.

“This partnership with CloudCIX is a crucial element of our strategy given the firm’s reputation and customer base; ultimately laying the foundation for us to add multiple broadband retailers and foster competition in the region.”

For business and enterprise customers in Cork, having access to a high speed always–on connection, allowing them to transfer large data files and videoconference in high definition with anyone anywhere anytime, is transformative.

Siro is offered on an open-access basis to all telecoms retailers in Ireland and its network now has 15 operators offering connections to over 292 thousand homes and businesses across 21 counties in Ireland, driving competition in the retail market.

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