AirSpeed Telecom investing €1.75m in new Dublin fibre ring


20 Feb 2012

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Wireless communications provider AirSpeed Telecom is investing €1.75 in a new Dublin fibre ring for its national network, letting Dublin companies connect to the fibre ring at multi-gigabit speeds, according to the firm.

The new fibre was built using dark fibre acquired from Aurora Telecom, a division of Bord Gáis Eireann, in the €1.75m investment. It will be managed by AirSpeed Telecom engineers based in the AirSpeed Telecom Network Management centre in Citywest, Dublin.

It will be connected to data centres such as Telecity, Data Electronics and Eircom in Citywest, which will facilitate customers who also need to use the AirSpeed Cloud Connect service.

According to the company, this will allow its customers to connect directly to the new fibre ring at multi-gigabit speeds or over microwave radio at speeds of 1 gigabit per second. Companies can also use this infrastructure to gain an independent, second high-bandwidth connection for business continuity in their enterprise networks.

“AirSpeed Telecom is delighted to work with Aurora Telecom on this project. By using our new, high-capacity radio equipment, we can now very quickly deliver gigabit services to Dublin-area customers, facilitating the rapid turnaround times that many enterprises require,” said Liam O’Kelly, managing director of AirSpeed Telecom.

“We look forward to developing further plans which will enable us to roll this service out nationwide,” he said.