Wednesday, August 25, 2010

eircom Wholesale Launches Carrier Ethernet Across Ireland

eircom Wholesale launched its NGN Ethernet wholesale telecom service, providing connectivity with speeds from 10 Mbps to 1 Gbps across Ireland. eircom Wholesale, which has over 500 exchanges served at launch, promises substantial cost savings to operators, compared to existing traditional connectivity solutions.
The carrier Ethernet could be used to support mobile broadband, videoconferencing, high-quality voice over IP, next generation cloud computing and bandwidth-intensive imaging services.

Regions which can now access 1Gbps fibre services include Youghal, Mullingar, Enniscorthy, Drogheda and Kilkenny, and dozens of other provincial towns.

Commenting on the announcement, John McKeon, Managing Director, eircom Wholesale said "NGN Ethernet delivers the data product our wholesale customers have been asking for, not just in terms of speed and capacity, but also in terms of reach and cost. We can directly serve over 500 exchanges across metropolitan, suburban and rural Ireland from today. This number will rise as the rollout progresses into 2011."

The NGN Wholesale Ethernet launch follows the announcement of open access Fibre to the Home (FTTH) trials in Sandyford and Wexford Town and an investment by eircom of more than EUR 1 billion over a three year period in network infrastructure, including the construction of the Next Generation Network.