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May 18, 2021

BT Ireland plugs into the National Broadband Plan

BT’s tailored wholesale solutions to help other broadband service providers reach an additional 544,000 customers.

19 May 2021: BT Ireland, one of the country’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, is now wholesaling a fully managed end-to-end solution to broadband service providers, helping them to leverage Ireland’s National Broadband Plan (NBP).

BT’s existing wholesale broadband service has the widest available Fibre To The Home (FTTH) coverage through its own extensive fibre network and via its existing partnerships with Open Eir and Siro. The addition of the homes and businesses covered by the NBP extends BT’s offering even further and broadband service providers will now be able to offer broadband solutions with speeds of 500Mb/s to 1Gb/s to their customers in more locations.

BT’s new offering provides tailored network and traffic management solutions and advanced business analytics, enabling its customers to focus their attention on sales, marketing and customer service.

Homes and businesses in Cavan, Cork, Limerick and Galway are the first counties to benefit under the government funded €3 billion NBP programme which is being extended nationwide on a phased basis. Upon completion by National Broadband Ireland, the company tasked with building the network, over 544,000 rural homes and businesses will be connected to fibre broadband, allowing internet service providers to significantly improve their customer reach into new geographies.

BT Ireland’s Director of Wholesale and Strategy, Peter Evans, said,

“The COVID-19 pandemic has seen more and more people embrace working from home and many people have moved out of urban areas and relocated to the countryside. Previously the availability and quality of broadband in rural areas was a barrier to this. By partnering with BT Ireland more commercial providers can access the National Broadband Plan and provide their customers with the broadband services required to live and work from any location in Ireland.”