Eircom launches 24Mbps residential broadband product

27 Jan 2010

Ireland’s largest telecoms operator, Eircom, has launched a 24Mbps residential broadband service that from today it says will be available to more than 550,000 homes.

The product, which offers download speeds of up to 24Mbps and upload speeds of 768kbps, is available to more than 550,000 wholesale and retail customers across the country.

The 24Mbps DSL service is ideal for downloading high-definition films, large files or gaming online, Eircom said.

Eircom customers who purchase Eircom Home Turbo will benefit from an increased download allowance of 75GB per month. Eircom Home Turbo is available to both new and existing Eircom broadband customers for €47.99 (including VAT) per month.

“Offering 24Mbps underlines how investment in Eircom’s next-generation network has delivered much faster broadband speeds across the country as demand for these products grows,” Paul Donovan, the CEO of Eircom, explained.

“This is an important first step as the company moves to offer new innovative broadband products that will offer greater speed and capacity for new and existing wholesale and retail customers,” Donovan said.

Earlier this month, Singapore Technologies Telemedia’s (ST Telemedia) acquisition of a controlling interest in Eircom in a €140-million cash and shares deal was finalised.

By John Kennedy

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