Bitbuzz tackles Wi-Fi
with IRFU

14 Feb 2006

Wireless hotspot player Bitbuzz has forged a deal to provide the Irish rugby team with access to its Wi-Fi network for the duration of the Six Nations Championship.

“The players like the freedom of Wi-Fi so we were looking for a service provider that could provide us with reliable and secure access to the internet,” explained Padraig Power, director of commercial and marketing with the IRFU.

Bitbuzz currently has more than 90 Wi-Fi hotspots located across Ireland and Northern Ireland and has international roaming agreements in place with Vodafone, Trustive, iPass and Boingo.

The network will enable players, their families and IRFU management to access the internet at broadband speeds at various venues across Ireland.

Shane Deasy, managing director of Bitbuzz, commented: “We understand that this is a very busy time for many of the players who have an obligation to update the media and their families on the progress of the team during the championship.

“With Bitbuzz the players can access the internet at broadband speeds from a large number of hotels and other public venues throughout the country,” Deasy said.

By John Kennedy

CAPTION – Pictured are Ronan O’Gara and David Wallace from the Irish rugby team and Alex French, operations director at Bitbuzz.