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Siro delivers broadband through fibre optic cables which run alongside existing electricity connections  to buildings. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

ESB-Vodafone joint venture Siro claims to have leapfrogged Eir as Ireland’s largest “fibre-to-the-home” broadband provider. The company said 36,500 p(...)

According to industry sources, Vodafone was angered by the timing of the Irish Farmers’ Association’s decision to back Eir’s bid for the National Broadband Plan. Photograph: Alan Betson

Vodafone is understood to be furious at the decision of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) to back Eir’s bid for the National Broadband Plan (NBP). (...)

Dundalk-based Digiweb will launch  fibre broadband packages for residential and business customers on Siro’s network

Siro, the commercial broadband venture between ESB Networks and Vodafone, has signed up telecoms firm Digiweb as a retail partner. Dundalk-based Digi(...)

Richard Moat CEO of Eir: as part of its fibre broadband roll-out, and under the auspices of its NBP bid, Eir has already submitted five “access requests” to ESB seeking to use its infrastructure. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Nobody is more intimately acquainted with the ESB and its extensive network of pylons than its telecoms cousin Eir. Eir’s chairman Padraig McManus wa(...)

The Ludgate Hub: “This is the model for rural Ireland’s future,” says founding board member Sean O’Driscoll, of Glen Dimplex.

There are exposed beams, a high ceiling, open-plan offices, funky colours, breakout spaces and an orange kitchen. The Ludgate Hub looks for all the w(...)

 Pictured at the launch of the Ludgate Hub in Skibbereen are (l-r) Sean Atkinson, ceo of Siro; John Field who donated the building; Anne O’Leary, ceo of Vodafone Ireland and Sean O’Driscoll, Glen Dimplex Group President. Photograph: John Allen

The opening of a revolutionary 1 Gigabit digital hub in Skibbereen in West Cork which aims to facilitate the creation of 500 jobs locally by 2020 has (...)

Allowing companies to be network owners as well as retail providers can, in theory, queer the pitch in terms of price, but it’s hardly unusual

The Cabinet will this week sign off on a rather central aspect of the National Broadband Plan, one that will have implications for the quality of acce(...)

 Vittorio Colao, chief executive officer, Vodafone Group. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

If you happen to work in one of Vodafone’s overseas offices, Vittorio Colao is not someone you want to bump into too often. “When I don’t show up fo(...)

Crossed wires: the ESB has been in direct competition with Eir in the Irish telecoms markets since last year through Siro

Eir claims it is being thwarted from using the ESB’s network to roll out its new fibre broadband product and that the energy company’s stance could fu(...)

The total cost of the fibre rollout is estimated by some sources as being between €1 billion and €1.5 billion.

The UK listed private equity giant, 3i, and a division of Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway are taking part in the E-Net consortium that is bidding f(...)

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