SIRO, enet partner for FTTB
SIRO1, a joint venture between ESB and Vodafone to create fiber to the building (FTTB) networks across Ireland, and enet2, which operates an open access network in the country, have signed an agreement that will make enet a SIRO aggregator. The agreement will enable enet’s broadband retail service provider customers – access to access SIRO’s FTTB infrastructure.
The SIRO fiber cable network currently passes more than 70,000 premises (see “Vodafone targets Ireland, Portugal for new gigabit FTTH”3). It passes potential customers in in 11 Irish towns (Dundalk, Carrigaline, Sligo, Letterkenny, Tralee, Cavan, Wexford, Skibbereen, Drogheda, Mullingar, and Ennis) with further fiber deployments underway in five more (Castlebar, Westport, Portlaoise, Newbridge, and Carlow). SIRO and enet had previously inked a deal that enables SIRO to use enet’s fiber-optic network as part of this roll out. With this new agreement, enet will connect the SIRO network to additional national broadband and regional broadband retailers. enet will leverage an automated software platform it has developed for such purposes. The platform offers qualification, provisioning, billing, ticketing, and lifecycle management across both wholesale and retail services.