Magnet forges global broadband deal with BSkyB

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BSkyB’s international broadband arm Easynet has signed up DSL and fibre provider Magnet Networks as its dedicated Irish partner for basic data and voice services to fully managed networks, it has emerged.

The aim of the partnership is to provide businesses with operations in Ireland greater cost efficiencies, improved network coverage and a reduced supply chain. The partnership allows international companies based in Ireland to integrate with the global Easynet network.

Magnet provides extensive DSL services, such as Ethernet over copper. The company also has its own fibre network covering areas such as Dublin, Galway, Cork, Limerick, Waterford and Portlaoise.

Easynet manages the customer premise equipment, ensuring it maintains full management of the network and that customers are supported by the Easynet Customer Network Operations Centre.

“Our global customers have to stay ahead of the game in their markets, and that means running a future proof IT network which helps them deliver a fantastic, unfailing service to their customers,” Koen Vanpraet, global sales and marketing director for Easynet Global Services said.

“Partnering with Magnet removes the need for our customers to manage several network providers, and leaves them free to focus on running their businesses”. 

Tom Larkin, marketing manager at Magnet Networks, said the deal with Easynet is to help the BSkyB subsidiary deliver its advanced product suite through its next-generation network.

“By choosing Magnet it reaffirms the fact that we have the expertise and technologically advanced network capable of bringing Easynet’s high quality service to their many customers in Ireland,” Larkin said.

By John Kennedy

Photo: The partnership between BSkyB and Magnet Networks will work to provide businesses with operations in Ireland greater cost efficiencies, improved network coverage and a reduced supply chain

Editor John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist.

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