OmniTel ploughs into broadband market

24 Sep 2007

Wireless broadband users in the south-east will be able to surf without the guilt of deepening their carbon footprint as OmniTel, official broadband provider of the Ploughing Championships, is going eco-friendly.

The broadband company is using both wind and solar power at ten of its base stations in Wicklow, Wexford, Waterford and Kilkenny, with ten wind turbines and two solar panels in total.

As provider of wireless broadband to many areas in rural Ireland currently unserved by Eircom, OmniTel delivers high-speed internet connectivity to farms, residential areas and businesses.

As the official wireless partner to IFA (Irish Farmer’s Association) Telecom and a part of the IFA Consortium along with Motorola, the company is on the short list to provide rural areas with broadband as part of the government’s National Broadband Scheme.

Mark O’Toole,sales and marketing director of OmniTel said: “OmniTel is committed to delivering environmentally friendly broadband to rural Ireland; with the introduction of Green Broadband to our wireless technology, we are providing high quality service with minimal impact on the environment.”

OmniTel has been in operation in Ireland since 2003 and has over 200 stations, serving Co Clare as well as the south-east.

By Marie Boran