Digiweb

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Digiweb
Type Ltd.
Industry Telecommunications
Founded 1997
Headquarters Dundalk, Ireland
Key people Colm Piercy, CEO
Products Fixed Wireless and Mobile Broadband, Web Hosting & Data Centre Services, Business Solutions, DSL, Satellite etc.
Employees over 140
Website www.digiweb.ie

Digiweb is a telecommunications company in Ireland, supplying business and consumer broadband and web hosting.

Digiweb is 100% Irish owned and run, and is headquartered in Dundalk, County Louth with its technical, installation and sales offices in Dublin. In May 2013, it acquired the British telecommunications company Viatel.[1]

Broadband Services[edit]

Home Broadband[edit]

Digiweb offer a variety of broadband services in Ireland: Metro Wireless Broadband (Broadband & Phone), Mobile Broadband (as of 2007), DSL and VDSL Broadband (over standard phone lines), and Satellite broadband.

The main wireless broadband service offers various broadband packages from 5Mb down/1Mb up (economy service) to 30Mb down/1Mb up (premium service). Transceiver locations are available in all major cities, Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway, Waterford, Kilkenny as well as a dozen or so towns around Ireland including Drogheda, Dundalk and Letterkenny. The service requires line-of-sight to the transceiver location and is offered up to 10 km from the point-of-service; this limit was set under the original Comreg licence conditions. Metro uses DOCSIS 2.0 over microwave frequencies. Digiweb are also testing a DOCSIS 3.0 platform supporting speeds in excess of 100Mb.[2]

A smaller-scale wireless broadband service (using Airspan) is offered in smaller towns around the country.

As Digiweb offer a phone service without the Eircom copper pair they are one of the few competitors along to Eircom's fixed line voice service.

Mobile Broadband & Phone[edit]

In April 2007, Digiweb announced that it is set to become Ireland's fifth mobile phone provider. ComReg, the telecoms regulator, allocated the 088 prefix to the new network - the same prefix used by Eircell's old analogue TACS system. The service would have been Ireland's first 4G network and should have taken 18 months to be rolled out.[3][4]

Business Broadband[edit]

In 2007, recently launched a revised business broadband portfolio with speeds of 100Mbit/s[5] as well as higher end solutions with extra capacity and symmetrical speeds.[6] In mid-2008, they announced the launch of a new 1Gb business package[7]

Web hosting services[edit]

Digiweb also provide web hosting services in their purpose-built data centre based in Blanchardstown, Dublin.

Other Countries[edit]

Satellite broadband and ISP services such as hosting and domain registration are offered by Digiweb in Ireland, France, Italy and the United Kingdom.

Awards[edit]

Digiweb were the 2007 Irish Telecommunications and ICT Company of the Year[8] and were the 2nd fastest growing technology sector business in Ireland in 2006.[9]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Digiweb Group acquires Viatel and VTLWaveNet". Capacity Magazine. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.digiweb.ie
  3. ^ Press Release: Digiweb Mobile Takes 088
  4. ^ RTÉ News article: Ireland gets new mobile phone provider
  5. ^ New Business Packages: Speed Increase to 100Mb
  6. ^ Symmetrical High Capacity Broadband: Dedicated Broadband
  7. ^ 1Gb business package:High Speed Broadband
  8. ^ ICT Awards: Company of the Year
  9. ^ Deloitte Tech Fast 50: 2nd Place Award

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