BT Ireland signs major broadband deal with Sky Ireland

BT Ireland will provide Sky Ireland with service to facilitate rollout of broadband

 

BT Ireland has secured a major wholesale contract with Sky Ireland to support the TV and broadband provider’s rollout of high-speed broadband across the State.

Under the terms of the deal, BT Ireland will provide Sky Ireland with a managed service to facilitate the rollout of its broadband offering to the market, including rural homes to be covered by the National Broadband Plan (NBP).

BT will also supply voice over IP services to alleviate reliance on phone lines for voice calls.

“This deal with BT reflects our continued commitment to investment in infrastructure in Ireland and will mean our customers can avail of the highest fibre speeds in the country across the widest possible footprint,” JD Buckley, managing director of Sky Ireland said.

“ It will also allow us to bring fibre to currently underserved rural customers as part of the Government’s National Broadband Plan.”

Shay Walsh, managing director, BT Ireland, said: “ It’s great news for the market in general, because competition brings choice and now consumers and businesses will have more providers to choose from for phone and broadband services.”