Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) is spending #30 million expanding its presence in Ireland's business telephony market.
The two-year investment includes the creation of a new network in Ireland and the purchase of a customer premises equipment business. It will also buy the networks business currently owned its parent, Cable & Wireless.
CWC will offer voice, data and mobile services to business customers in Ireland. The company says it will start with a 25 per cent share of Ireland's customer premises equipment market, and 3,500 telephone customers.
A central network will be developed in Dublin, and fibre will be laid in targeted industrial estates. The network will connect to the UK via the Solas self-restoring submarine cable.
Customers outside the main ring will be connected by fixed point-to-point radio connections, a service already used by CWC to connect remote customers in Scotland.
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