Ripplecom wins deal to bring broadband to 55 Glanbia agribusinesses

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Good news for Glanbia as nationwide broadband deal is secured by Ripplecom.

About 55 agribusinesses working for global nutrition group Glanbia are to be provided with high-speed broadband and telephony services.

This is the result of a major deal clinched by rural telecoms player Ripplecom.

‘This three-year deal will enable Glanbia to continue to roll out its cloud-based, centralised point-of-sale system throughout their network’
– ANNE-MARIE WILKINSON

The contract will see sites in the east, south-east, north-east, midlands and north Cork receive high-speed internet services. Each will be using the broadband to support Glanbia’s move to a fully centralised point-of-sale system.

Field meets cloud

Ripplecom wins deal to bring broadband to 55 Glanbia agribusinesses

Anne-Marie Wilkinson, Ripplecom’s national customer channel manager. Image: Ripplecom

Kilkenny-headquartered Glanbia is active in more than 32 countries and employs 6,200 people. The company’s products include cheese and dairy ingredients, and it is the principal cream supplier for products such as Baileys Irish Cream.

The contract win follows a €1.2m investment by Ripplecom, which will enable it to provide a broader range of telecoms solutions to Irish businesses. These include broadband, voice, cybersecurity and customer-specific IT services. Ripplecom provides these services across a multitude of access technologies, including fibre, wireless and copper-based infrastructure.

“This three-year deal will enable Glanbia to continue to roll out its cloud-based, centralised point-of-sale system throughout their network,” said Ripplecom’s national consumer channel manager, Anne-Marie Wilkinson.

Limerick-based Ripplecom has 2,000 business customers and 4,000 domestic customers across Ireland. Clients include Barry Group, Munster Joinery and the Department of Education and Skills.

“Ripplecom specialises in providing optimal connectivity, telephony and security solutions to multisite organisations and stand-alone operations at an affordable price. Thanks to ongoing investment in and development of our network, we are perfectly placed to provide this kind of multisite, high-speed broadband solution,” Wilkinson added.

Editor John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist.

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