Nova Broadband invests €250k to deploy wireless broadband beyond Munster

4 Jun 2015

Nova Broadband was founded to solve the age-old broadband problems in the Munster region of Ireland.

Broadband player Nova is expanding its wireless broadband footprint in Tipperary, Limerick and Kilkenny as part of a €250,000 investment.

The rollout of the first phase of the expansion is expected to be completed in July 2015 and once the expansion plans are complete it is expected that more than 20 new jobs will be created.

Nova Broadband is rolling out wireless broadband in Tipperary, Limerick and Kilkenny and has set up agreements using towers around these counties.

The jobs created with be in sales, tech support and administration, and the company has also taken on extra installers.

Nova’s Galaxy network is part funded by its owners and part funded with the support of AIB.

Solving the longstanding rural broadband problem

“I started the business in 2004 when I saw the problems people in low-density rural areas were experiencing with poor broadband service,” said founder and managing director Dave McDonald.

“I knew I could provide an excellent broadband service for the people in those areas and so went on to set up Nova Broadband, which started off with just me, a one-man show. Eleven years on, we are thriving and solving broadband problems for residential users right up to multinationals and are continuously growing at a rate we could not have predicted. We are going from strength to strength achieving record months every month and double-digit growth in the last three years.

“As we have grown, so has our demand, and so we feel now is the right time to broaden the service we offer outside of Munster. For years people have been asking us when we are going to offer our service throughout Ireland and now we are delighted to announce that we finally are. We are very excited about the expansion and looking forward to solving many people’s years’ old problem of poor broadband service,” McDonald said.

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