BT Ireland and Paradyn sign 10Gbps cloud connectivity deal

26 Mar 2019

From left: Cillian McCarthy, CEO of Paradyn, with Peter Evans, director of wholesale at BT Ireland. Image: Paradyn

Resilient connectivity is the cornerstone of digital transformation.

Irish ICT player Paradyn has signed a €1.2m cloud connectivity deal with BT Ireland.

The agreement will enable Paradyn to provide increased bandwidth up to 10Gbps, which will enable it to provide companies engaging in digital transformation with the resilient connectivity they require.

‘Secure, reliable and fast connectivity is vital for organisations operating in today’s digital economy’

Paradyn counts corporate and public sector organisations as customers, including Ryanair, Bloomberg PolarLake, Carbery Group, and the County Councils for Cork, Galway, Donegal, Meath and Wexford.

The agreement with BT Ireland will enable these bodies to meet stringent regulatory requirements.

Paradyn was formed last year through the merger of three Irish tech companies: Exigent Networks, Irish Telecom and Netforce. Between them, the three companies manage the IT, security and networking of more than 30,000 users.

Safe workloads

“Secure, reliable and fast connectivity is vital for organisations operating in today’s digital economy,” explained Cillian McCarthy, CEO of Paradyn.

“They need guaranteed uptime and absolute assurance that their workloads are safe, and to meet those needs we are announcing this investment in additional cloud and connectivity infrastructure.”

Access to the BT backbone via its CityWest facility in Dublin means Paradyn will be able to access more than 37 communications carriers globally.

“Businesses today are ever more dependent on reliable high-speed connectivity, best-in-class security and optimum customer service, all of which customers can be guaranteed of with BT,” said Peter Evans, director of wholesale at BT Ireland.

“Under this new agreement, Paradyn can continue to provide improved resilience and enhanced security solutions to its customers.”

The deal with Paradyn comes on the heels of BT also expanding into the fibre-to-the home (FTTH) market in Ireland, enabling operators to provide up to 1Gbps broadband to homes and businesses.

This is in addition to next-generation fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) and traditional ADSL2+ broadband. BT has a reach of 1.9m next-generation access (NGA) premises, including homes and businesses, passed by FTTH and FTTC.

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