Pure signs €10m contract with BT to access Siro network

Deal follows on from a similar agreement with Enet that was agreed late last year

More than 338,000 homes and businesses in 45 towns can now connect to Siro’s network

More than 338,000 homes and businesses in 45 towns can now connect to Siro’s network

 

Pure Telecom has signed a deal worth up to €10 million with BT Ireland to give it access to Siro’s nationwide high-speed broadband network.

The move allows Pure to expand its reach to other part of the country. The company, which has 60,000 customres, signed a similar €12 million agreement with Enet late last year.

More than 338,000 homes and businesses in 45 towns can now connect to Siro’s network. Siro is a joint venture of ESB and Vodafone that is investing €450 million in building a high-speed fibre-optic broadband network using the existing electricity network.

Siro is offered on an open-access basis with 11 companies currently offering connections to consumers and businesses via the network.

Pure said the new deal comes as it has experienced a 30 per cent increase in demand for broadband services since the outbreak of the Covid crisis.

“By partnering with BT, we will be one of the first providers to offer high-speed broadband to Irish towns and villages who previously didn’t have access,” said chief executive Paul Connell.