SIRO taps Huawei for first phase of fibre rollout

19 Oct 2017

Irish open-access broadband provider SIRO, which seeks to deliver a 100% fibre-to-the-building (FTTB) network across Ireland, has announced that it has signed a EUR25 million (USD29.4 million) contract with Huawei Technologies covering Phase One of its deployment. The contract will see Huawei supply SIRO with end-to-end network equipment for its initial deployment to 50 regional towns. The contract was announced at Huawei’s Ultra-Broadband Forum (UBBF) 2017 in Hangzhou. Previously, SIRO partnered with Huawei on the company’s pilot rollout in Cavan Town in 2015.

According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, SIRO is a joint venture between Vodafone Ireland and the Irish utility firm Electricity Supply Board (ESB). Fibre connectivity is offered on an open-access basis to all telecoms retailers in Ireland, and to date SIRO has formed partnerships with the likes of Vodafone, Digiweb, BT, enet, Carnsore Broadband, Skytel and WestNet.

Ireland, Huawei Technologies, SIRO