Smart Telecom upgrades broadband to 3Mbps

27 Jan 2006

Smart Telecom is upgrading its standard broadband offering from 2Mbps to 3Mbps with immediate effect, the company said today. The company said it also plans to offer 4Mbps, 5Mbps and 6Mbps in the coming months.

“We are giving our customers what they want – the fastest and best-value service available,” said Smart Telecom chief executive Oisín Fanning. “None of our competitors is offering 3Mbps as a standard entry package.

“We launched our 2Mbps product early last year and it has taken our competition a year to catch up. Today’s announcement means that once again we are leading the way,” said Fanning.

The new service, the company said, will be upgraded for existing Smart customers for no additional charge and will cost €35 a month with free line rental.

Smart Telecom also plans to offer its customers 4Mbps for €45, 5Mbps for €55 and 6Mbps for €65 with free line rental available on all upgrades.

Over a week ago Smart unveiled plans to create 130 jobs nationwide as part of a newly created residential sales division, bringing total employment at the company to more than 480 people.

Earlier this week Smart announced a new partnership with IBM that will allow the company to offer a full range of integrated and converged communication at IT-based services to businesses in Ireland, ranging from the smallest start-up to the large corporate.

By John Kennedy