Viatel has announced a €1 million investment in our Cork infrastructure, upgrading our dark fibre network. This will facilitate faster business broadband speeds of up to 10Gbps (10,000Mbps) to all premises, major business parks and data centres in and around Cork city.

Cork has always been at the coalface of the digital economy thanks to the presence of companies like Apple and Dell EMC as well as the city and region’s instinctive entrepreneurial spirit.

The new fibre network will facilitate more enterprise customers who can benefit from internet speeds 20 times faster than the existing network. The infrastructure will be able to route all types of traffic, including voice, email, data, video and internet at a capacity ranging from 10Mbps to 10Gbps.

This network upgrade shows Viatel’s commitment to continuously improve our enterprise-class connectivity solutions to customers in the Cork region. Customers have already signed contracts for our new network, which is a testament to the demand for high-speed, enterprise grade connectivity services in Cork City.

Connecting Cork directly to London

Viatel plans a future multi-million investment in our Cork infrastructure to facilitate faster internet speeds between Cork and London. Our new MPLS network will link Cork directly to London with internet speeds up to 100Gbps. This will significantly reduce transit time for traffic, as this traffic will no longer need to travel via Dublin to connect to London. The direct network link will utilise the latest technology to support multi-gigabit services for Cork-based enterprises. This will connect Cork-based businesses faster to London and beyond. Viatel’s European MPLS network will make it easier for businesses in Europe to connect to these regions.

Damien McCann, director of sales and marketing, commented: “The demand for enterprise-class connectivity is growing rapidly as many multinationals are setting up in Cork. Having our own infrastructure and our engineers supporting our network allows us to deliver our services faster. We are constantly investing in our regional network so as to improve internet access and capacity for customers in Cork”.

Viatel made the investment announcement at the Cork Chamber Leadership Forum on Monday 14th November at the Maryborough Hotel to 50 of Cork’s business leaders. The upgrade goes live at the end of January 2017.

Click here to read the full press announcement in this week’s Sunday Business Post.