Sky Ireland has signed an exclusive wholesale contract with BT Ireland for its rollout of ultrafast broadband across the country.
As part of the agreement, BT will provide Sky Ireland with various different services, including backhaul network, to help bring its ultrafast broadband offering to the market. Part of this rollout includes rural homes which are included in the National Broadband Plan.
“This deal with BT reflects our continued commitment to investment in infrastructure in Ireland and will mean our customers can avail of the highest fibre speeds in the country across the widest possible footprint,” said JD Buckley, MD of Sky Ireland. “It will also allow us to bring fibre to currently underserved rural customers as part of the Government’s National Broadband Plan.”
“We are delighted that Sky Ireland chose BT to support the next phase of its rollout of next generation broadband technology,” said Shay Walsh, MD of BT Ireland. “It’s great news for the market in general, because competition brings choice and now consumers and businesses will have more providers to choose from for phone and broadband services.”
BT Ireland claims to be the only ‘access agnostic provider’ of wholesale broadband services in Ireland, counting more than 50 providers as customers.