500k broadband infrastructure investment for Ripplecom


18 Oct 2010

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Irish wireless broadband provider Ripplecom has announced a €500,000 broadband infrastructure investment.

The company says the investment will enable the launch of Ripplecom’s next-generation broadband across the 18 counties where Ripplecom provides services.

The core elements of the infrastructure investment includes the deployment of high-speed carrier-grade backhaul links and the upgrading of the core network infrastructure.

Additional 25,000 customers

“This investment is the next step in our overall business plan, which will produce an additional 25,000 customers over the next four years. In the last 12 months, we have doubled our customer base and doubled our staff compliment,” said John McDonnell, Ripplecom CEO.

“There is a tremendous appetite for dependable, high-speed broadband within the Irish marketplace and the upgrading will allow us to provide next-generation speeds to those who, to date, have fallen on the wrong side of the digital divide,” added McDonnell.

The investment will allow Ripplecom to roll out a basic broadband package of 8Mb/1Mb speeds, which McDonnell said will help customers save monthly costs by up to 50pc.

Ripplecom is also simultaneously launching its new Voice services across its customer base

Ripplecom, which recently acquired regional wireless broadband provider Ice Broadband, began trading in late 2009 following the merger of two Irish wireless internet service providers, Amocom and Callidus/Omnitel.

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