Bitbuzz strikes roaming deals

27 Oct 2006

Irish independent Wi-Fi provider Bitbuzz has dropped its access prices and has struck roaming agreements that ensure users don’t have to pay additional roaming charges in the UK or the US.

The company, which employs 10 staff, said it has seen a 100pc growth in usage and plans to recruit additional staff in the next six months.

The company now has more than 110 Wi-Fi hotspot locations and 37,000 customers.

The company has struck an outbound roaming agreement with major international Wi-Fi service provider Surf and Sip, which has more than 450 locations throughout the UK, Northern Ireland and the US.

As a result, Irish Bitbuzz customers travelling in the US or the UK can access Surf and Sip Wi-Fi services at no extra cost.

“Our company philosophy is very simple: we aim to provide the least expensive, most expansive and most secure Wi-Fi network in the island of Ireland,” said Shane Deasy, managing director, Bitbuzz. “On average, Bitbuzz is reducing its prices 15pc across all subscriber access needs, from short 20-minute FlexiPass vouchers to the more comprehensive five-day DayPass prices.”

He continued: “In addition, Bitbuzz now offers the cheapest unlimited monthly subscription in the market at €49.95 (including Vat).

By John Kennedy