Galway is Ireland’s first ‘10-gigabit city’ in Siro roll-out

1 Jun 2022

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More than 33,000 businesses in Galway can now avail of 10Gb broadband speeds from Siro.

Siro has upgraded its broadband network to enable 10-gigabit fibre connectivity for businesses in Ireland.

The broadband provider announced today (1 June) that has chosen Galway as the first Irish city to benefit from the upgrade. This is part of its wider €20m investment in the city and means that businesses will be able to access connectivity up to 10 times faster than before.

Siro is currently rolling out a 100pc fibre broadband network across 154 towns and cities in Ireland, and aims to reach 770,000 premises by 2026.

The broadband company, which is a joint venture between ESB and Vodafone, secured €620m in financing late last year to help with its roll-out plans.

The Siro network is currently available to more than 33,000 premises in Galway city. It covers areas from Oranmore to Barna, and key business parks such as Briarhill, Ballybane, Monivea Road, Terryland and Parkmore.

While Galway businesses can avail of the 10Gb upgrade immediately, other locations around Ireland will see it arrive over the coming months.

“With 10Gb connectivity, Irish enterprises can build and use the products and services of the future, today. Access to this level of bandwidth will give Galway a unique competitive advantage in a global marketplace,” said John Keaney, CEO of Siro.

“Galway has long been a city which embraces technology, quickly leveraging innovation to drive economic growth and job creation. This has positioned Galway to successfully attract significant foreign direct investment and for its start-up businesses to compete globally.

“Higher speeds, increased bandwidth and much lower latency meets a growing business demand. More importantly, for us it’s about developing and deploying world-class connectivity infrastructure to support enterprise needs for years to come.”

As a wholesale broadband operator, Siro partners with 19 retailers to offer broadband to homes and businesses across Ireland using ESB’s electricity infrastructure.

The 10Gb broadband upgrade will initially be limited to businesses and enterprises.

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Blathnaid O’Dea is Careers reporter at Silicon Republic