Viatel, a pan-European provider of fibre and data centre services, has dipped its toe into the Irish market with the launch of a suite of high bandwidth products aimed at the enterprise and wholesale customer segment. London-based Viatel claims to provide services to some of the largest internet, telecoms, financial and corporates across Europe. Viatel’s initial portfolio of products reportedly bundles the ICT, managed services and data centre facilities previously provided under the Digiweb brand, along with Viatel’s high bandwidth and infrastructure services.
TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database writes that in May this year, Irish alternative telecoms operator Digiweb Group purchased UK-based Viatel for an undisclosed sum, creating an enlarged pan-European group with revenues of USD78 million, profits of USD10 million and a workforce of more than 200 people. The acquisition means that Digiweb now boasts operations in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and Italy, and from its base in Dublin claims to be able to provide enterprise, wholesale and government customers with multi-site, multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) networks, IP and traditional voice services, cloud computing, and data centre services. The group will now be able to deliver managed voice and data services via metro fibre in a dozen of Europe’s major cities and financial centres, and via 185 points of presence (PoP) by dint of its 100% owned fibre-optic networks, spanning eight countries.