100Gbps pan-European bandwidth launched in Ireland through Viatel

9 Oct 2013

Viatel, a company acquired by Irish telecoms player Digiweb, is to launch 100Gbps wavelength services in the Irish market. Enterprise and public-sector clients of Digiweb are to transfer to Viatel.

In May, Digiweb merged with Viatel, a London-based telecoms operator, creating a telecoms operator that will connect 34 Western European cities over an 8,500-kilometre fibre network.

Investors in Viatel, including Morgan Stanley, are rolling their investment in Viatel into Digiweb Group and are investing additional equity to fund the introduction of new services.

Viatel’s services portfolio combines the ICT, managed services and data centre facilities previously provided under the Digiweb brand with Viatel’s high bandwidth and infrastructure services, including 100Gbps across Europe, managed voice services, VoIP, dark fibre, Metro Ethernet and more.

“This is an exciting day for Viatel,” said Colm Piercy, Viatel Group CEO.

“Our continued global expansion is ongoing and today’s launch in Ireland is a key milestone for us. Ireland is home to some of the world’s leading companies and we are looking forward to offering them a unique service distinguished by effective end-to-end solutions, pro-active care, and strong value.

“In addition, welcoming many of our former Digiweb enterprise customers to Viatel enables us offer a new suite of solutions and opportunities to them. We are a young, fast-growing organisation, determined to meet our clients’ needs in the Irish telecommunications market better and faster than anyone else,” Piercy said.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years