Speed of the Fibre –to-home Broadband service has been increased to 150mbps by Eircomm. More than 10,000 homes and businesses get benefitted highly in Sandyford, Dublin. It has been increased as a part of its €20m trial plan. Eircomm’s CEO Paul Donovan said that, this is a trial plan to estimate the total cost of materials and civil engineering works.
By spring 2011 all customers will be connected by this high speed internet connectivity. Donovan told that, “A lot of people right now are watching the World Cup on their PCs, We’ve decided that there’s been a lot of talk about next-generation access and we’ve decided to work with the industry to take a lead in making this investment, by making sure from day one we provide incentives for other operators to join us, the world will be consuming interesting bandwidth-hungry applications and we think it is vital that the pilot provides pointers for industry on how to invest in these networks.”
The government has also welcomed the plans by Eircomm, Eamon Ryan minister for telecommunication said that, “I very much welcome this announcement by Eircom, the latest in a line of significant developments in Ireland’s broadband story.My department’s National Broadband Scheme has cracked the availability issue and will deliver broadband to every area of Ireland this autumn – three years ahead of the EU target of 2013 and 10 years ahead of the USA’s target of 2020.”
He also added that, “The speed and quality of broadband has been firmly in my sights since I published my NGB policy paper last year. My policy, based on facilitating competition and providing investment certainty is now beginning to bear fruit, as far as speeds are concerned. Eircom’s announcement today is one of the most important developments in recent years and will result in huge bandwidth being provided to the trialled homes and businesses. This development, along with the rollout of 100Mbps capability by the cable operator, demonstrates the market’s appetite to respond to the demands for bigger bandwidth,”