Pure Tele­com in €35m Eir deal

Irish Independent - Business Week - - BUSINESSWEEK -

PURE Tele­com has signed a €35m deal with whole­sale tele­coms provider Open Eir. The deal will al­low Pure Tele­com to of­fer al­most two mil­lion cus­tomers high-speed broad­band and phone ser­vices via Open Eir’s net­work.

Pure Tele­com will be able to of­fer broad­band speeds of up to 1,000Mbps, the com­pany said. Open Eir is the whole­sale arm of Eir.

The deal fol­lows a pre­vi­ous €20m agree­ment be­tween Open Eir and Pure Tele­com signed by the tele­coms com­pa­nies in June 2015.

“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,” said Pure Tele­com CEO Paul Con­nell.

“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.”

Pure Tele­com said its cus­tomer base rose 25pc last year from 2015 to reach 42,500.

Pure Tele­com’s Paul Con­nell and Or­lagh Nevin

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