Eircom invests stg£2m in expansion into UK telecoms market

1 Feb 2013

Eircom said this morning it has completed a stg£2m investment to expand its network into the UK. The telco is now targeting UK firms with services that include managed services and unified comms.

Ireland’s incumbent telco said it is targeting opportunities in providing seamless connectivity between companies that trade on either side of the Irish Sea.

The company is expanding its offerings to include managed services, enterprise voice and unified communications across the UK.

“Although it is a competitive market, we see huge potential for growth and we will continue to invest in the GB market as part of our long-term strategy, creating employment as we do so,” Eircom UK general manager Darren Lemon said.

In late 2012, Eircom UK was selected by the Cabinet Office as one of 12 companies that will build a world-class public service network across the UK.

“Global economic conditions in the last few years have highlighted the importance of the trading links between the UK and Ireland. Exports between the two countries remain high and currently run at €1bn per week,” Lemon added.

“That is leading to an increase in the demand for digital connectivity across the Irish Sea and indeed within multi-site operations in the UK; a demand we are able to meet,” Lemon said.

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