Pure Telecom announces €35M infrastructure deal with open eir

Business, Technology | Thu 7 Sep | Author – Business & Finance
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Pictured announcing Pure Telecom and open eir’s €35 million infrastructure deal are Paul Connell, CEO, Pure Telecom and Orlagh Nevin, Director of Sales, Marketing and Service, open eir

Pure Telecom has signed a two-year deal worth €35 million with telecoms provider open eir.

This deal will allow Pure Telecom to offer nearly two million customers high-speed broadband and phone services through open eir’s nationwide access network and extend Pure Telecom’s service further by offering speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps.

Pure Telecom announced 32 new jobs at the beginning of the year and plans to reach 100,000 residential customers by 2019 shows their expansion initiative.

With Internet usage always on high demand, the essential need to meet customer ever-growing requirements is ever pertinent. Pure Telecom’s customer base rose 25% in 2015 and reached 42,500 customers in 2016. 2016 was the company’s best financial year, up 17% from the previous year to €20 million.

Speaking about the announcement, Paul Connell, CEO of Pure Telecom, said: “At Pure Telecom, our strategy is very focused. We provide the best service at competitive prices. That is why we work with a number of Ireland’s leading wholesale providers, so that we can give customers the solution that best suits their needs. 

“open eir has the most extensive phone and high-speed broadband network in Ireland and one which is growing by the day. We are delighted to announce this agreement as it is key to helping us extend our reach to existing and potential customers in cities and towns across the country, as well as rural Ireland. It will help us to meet our target of 100,000 residential customers by 2019, which we are already well on our way to achieving.”

Orlagh Nevin, Director of Sales, Marketing and Service at open eir, said: “For more than 15 years, Pure Telecom has shown itself to be a savvy business that knows how to attract and retain its customers. It therefore makes a lot of sense for us to partner with the company again as we continue our large-scale rollout of fibre broadband across the country.

“Earlier this year, we made a commitment to the Government that we would connect 300,000 homes in 890 communities throughout the country to fibre broadband. This means that by the end of next year, two years ahead of our initial target date, we will have a fibre broadband footprint of 1.9 million premises in Ireland – greater than any other operator in the country.”