|This article relies too much on references to primary sources. (May 2008)|
|Colm Piercy, CEO|
|Products||Fixed wireless and mobile broadband, web hosting and data centre services, business solutions, DSL, satellite|
Number of employees
Digiweb is 100% Irish-owned and run, and is headquartered in Dundalk, County Louth, with its technical, installation and sales offices in Dublin. In May 2013, it acquired the British telecommunications company Viatel.
Digiweb offer a variety of broadband services in Ireland: Metro Wireless Broadband (broadband and phone), mobile broadband (as of 2007), DSL and VDSL broadband (over standard phone lines), and satellite broadband.
The main wireless broadband service offers various broadband packages from 5 Mb/s down/1 Mb up (economy service) to 30 Mb down/1 Mb up (premium service). Transceiver locations are available in all major cities – Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway, Waterford, Kilkenny – as well as a dozen or so towns around Ireland including Drogheda, Dundalk and Letterkenny. The service requires line-of-sight to the transceiver location and is offered up to 10 km from the point-of-service; this limit was set under the original Comreg licence conditions. Metro uses DOCSIS 2.0 over microwave frequencies. Digiweb are also testing a DOCSIS 3.0 platform supporting speeds in excess of 100 Mb/s.
A smaller-scale wireless broadband service (using Airspan) is offered in smaller towns around the country.
As Digiweb offer a phone service without the Eircom copper pair, they are one of the few competitors along to Eircom's fixed line voice service.
Mobile broadband and phone
In April 2007, Digiweb announced that they are set to become Ireland's fifth mobile phone provider. ComReg, the telecoms regulator, allocated the 088 prefix to the new network – the same prefix used by Eircell's old analogue TACS system. The service would have been Ireland's first 4G network and should have taken 18 months to be rolled out.
In 2007, they launched a revised business broadband portfolio with speeds of 100 Mbit/s as well as higher-end solutions with extra capacity and symmetrical speeds. In mid-2008, they announced the launch of a 1 Gb business package.
Web hosting services
Digiweb also provide web hosting and domain services in their purpose-built data centre based in Blanchardstown, Dublin. Services include shared, virtual, cloud, CoLo and dedicated hosting options.
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