Eircom reveals non-contended 24Mbps broadband service

20 Dec 2010

Eircom has launched a new 24Mbps broadband product that will be uncontended. The company said the service will be available at both wholesale and retail.

More than 850,000 telephone lines across the country will support the new NGB Ultimate product which also comes with unlimited usage allowances.

Eircom said existing business broadband customers who qualify and are currently availing of the Business Enhanced and Business Starter products will receive free speed upgrades by the end of January 2011.

Business Enhanced customers will receive up to 50pc faster download speeds as the product moves from 12Mbps to 18Mbps.

Business Starter customers who qualify will see upload speeds increase by up to 33pc as they move from 800kbps to 1.1Mbps.

“Today’s announcements are major developments for the ongoing evolution of broadband in Ireland,” said Stephen Beynon, group managing director of Consumer and Small Business.

“Eircom has repeatedly stated its commitment to deliver faster and less expensive broadband for Ireland. We intend to build on these achievements as we progress in 2011,” Beynon added.

Broadband milestones

The company said today that it has also passed two significant milestones. There are now more than 250,000 retail and wholesale customers using Eircom’s up to 8Mb Next Generation Broadband product since its launch in March 2010.

Eircom says it is on target to have more than 1,000,000 lines upgraded before the end of the year.

Separately, Eircom says it has become the first operator in Ireland to surpass half a million retail DSL broadband customers.

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