Just weeks after completing its acquisition of Smart Telecom, Colm Piercy’s Digiweb has bought another telco, Internet Ireland, from Independent News & Media.
A wholly owned subsidiary of Independent News & Media, Internet Ireland has provided hosting and telecoms solutions to Irish businesses for more than 15 years, including services like web hosting, data centre co-location, managed email solutions, broadband and leased lines.
According to Piercy, personnel with Internet Ireland will transition to Digiweb’s Dublin offices and data centre over coming weeks. The value of the transaction has not been disclosed.
This deal follows the recent announcement of Smart Telecom’s addition to the Digiweb Group, and further strengthens Digiweb’s position within the hosting market, where it has gained significant market share in recent years.
Piercy said that clients of Internet Ireland will also benefit through access to the wider portfolio of services and national next- generation network infrastructure of Digiweb Group, including fibre and wireless broadband, leased lines, high-speed DSL, telephony and voice-over IP, and private networks.
“Building on the skills, expertise and resources of both companies we will provide our customers greater value, choice, and a single one-stop provider for all business IT and connectivity requirements” said Dan King, hosting and managed services manager with Digiweb.
Established in 1994, Internet Ireland is a medium-sized Irish IT company, specialising in the provision of high-quality IT and business network solutions, with clients ranging from SMEs to corporate and government organisations.
“Digiweb have an established track record and like ourselves are long-term players in the Irish hosting and telecoms industry and we feel our customers will benefit from our combined experience and expertise,” said Marc Lynch, sales director with Internet Ireland. “Together, we look forward to playing a greater part in Ireland’s telecoms and hosting environment.”
By John Kennedy
Photo: Digiweb CEO Colm Piercy