New Wi-Fi service takes off at Dublin Airport

19 Dec 2011

Travellers who are waiting to board their flights at Dublin Airport can now check their email, surf the internet, or catch up on Facebook via a partnership between telecoms company Eircom and the Dublin Aiport Authority (DAA) that has rolled out Eircom WiFiHub in the airport.

The Eircom WiFiHub at Dublin Airport lets customers of Meteor, eMobile and Eircom broadband connect to the internet for free.

Eircom landline and non-Eircom customers can also access the Eircom WiFiHub for free for the first 10 minutes and then for a flat rate of €1 until midnight on that day.

“There has been an explosion in smartphone and tablet usage and with that comes an increased need from consumers to access content in a convenient and flexible way,” said Stephen Beynon, group managing director consumer and small business, Eircom.

“Our partnership with DAA is very positive for the many thousands of travellers who pass through Dublin Airport on a daily basis.” 

DAA’s head of Commercial Revenue, Hugh Madden, said the agreement with Eircom would offer customers an improved Wi-Fi product at Dublin Airport.

The service is also part of Eircom’s plan to beef up its Wi-Fi service across Ireland, as the company aims to have more than 4,000 hotspots by 2012.