According to VEI Global co-CEO and founder Lloyd O’Rourke: “The SIRO broadband connection will enhance our company’s productivity and reliability, eliminating the daily frustrations of connectivity lags, dropped calls, and slow uploads. Having access to real-time statistics is crucial to our managed service offerings as it allows us to proactively address any potential, future issues. We believe in providing solutions that act as long-term enhancements rather than just temporary fixes—vitamins, not painkillers!”
VEI Global co-CEO and founder Conor Killeen commented: “Over the past 13 years, we have experienced tremendous success, and we hold even greater aspirations for the future. SIRO’s involvement will play a pivotal role in expanding our business and, more importantly, in elevating the level of service we deliver to our valued customers in Ireland and across the globe.”
SIRO CEO John Keaney noted: “Since our early days as a start-up broadband operator, with big ambition and challenges rolling out a new broadband network, our purpose has always been to reach into communities across Ireland and give them access to standard of connectivity as good as anywhere else in the world.
“As we reach 500,0000 premises passed with SIRO’s full fibre network, it is satisfying to see that purpose being realised. Homes and businesses up and down the country accessing our network are living and working in new and more sustainable ways.
“Working from home, staying connected with family and friends or starting or growing businesses where connectivity and digital technologies are becoming the backbone of their operations are all now seamless for customers on our network.
“For SIRO, today is a significant milestone. However, there are still, many towns, communities, homes and businesses where outdated copper broadband continues to hold them back. SIRO remains focused on the work still left to do – to continue our rollout to ensure more homes and businesses can access our network,” added Mr. Keaney.
Commenting, ESB Deputy Chief Executive, Marguerite Sayers, said: “I am delighted to be at VEI Global today – a great Naas success story – for this significant milestone. It is a testament to the success of SIRO in connecting communities right across Ireland.
“Half a million families and businesses can now gain access to ultra-fast fibre broadband as SIRO continues with its programme to deliver for communities into the future.”
Vodafone Ireland CEO, Amanda Nelson said: ‘’As we celebrate 500,000 homes and businesses who can access SIRO’s network; it marks an important milestone for SIRO, our joint venture with ESB. Our goal has always been to deliver high speed connectivity to more rural communities, people and businesses across Ireland.
Supporting communities with critical digital infrastructure is vital to enabling them to thrive now and into the future. It underpins business growth and development as well as connected education and healthcare.
It is fantastic to see businesses just like VEI Global, compete on a global stage supported by high-speed connectivity. We are looking forward to connecting more homes and businesses as we continue to bring world-class fibre broadband to towns and communities across Ireland.’’
SIRO is an open-access wholesaler, reselling its network to over twenty retailers who then provider consumers and businesses with a range of broadband packages and offers. SIRO’s retailers include Virgin Media, Vodafone, Sky, Digiweb, Pure Telecom, Viatel and Blacknight amongst others.
With half a million premises now able to access SIRO’s broadband network, it means that almost 1.4 million individuals in communities across Ireland can access one of Europe’s most advanced broadband networks.