The Viatel Group Announce Acquisition of Skytel Networks

Viatel Group, a unique cloud + communications services provider, announced its fourth acquisition in twelve months further expanding its presence in Irish and international markets. The company announced the completion of a deal to acquire Skytel Networks, a Wexford based connectivity and voice service provider. Founded in 2006, Skytel Networks provides connectivity and communications services to both consumer and business customers across Ireland.


Following on from the recent acquisition of Ripplecom (October 2020), Irish Telecom (December 2020) and Nova Networks (July 2021), the latest deal will drive Viatel’s ambitious expansion plans and fuel the company’s impressive growth trajectory. Making the announcement, Paul Rellis, CEO of Viatel commented, “We are delighted to welcome Skytel Networks to Viatel Group. We believe Skytel’s capability and culture of going the extra mile to deliver for both consumer and business customers is a great fit for Viatel”.


Garrett McElroy, founder of Skytel Networks, said “We are thrilled for Skytel Networks to join the Viatel family and believe that they understand our customer first ethos. We are looking forward to bringing our customers a broad range of new connectivity, cloud and security services as we work with them to be successful in the new business environment.”



The financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed. Venture Legal Services acted as legal counsel for Viatel in the acquisition and IBI acted for Skytel Networks.


About Viatel

Headquartered in Dublin, Viatel have developed extensive capability in Ireland and beyond, Founded in 1997 Viatel have re-imagined itself over recent years as the market leading “Cloud + Communications” service provider whiles it services consumers via its Digiweb platform. Viatel serves respected Irish companies, multinational corporations and public sector bodies. Specifically, Viatel has deep strengths in servicing the healthcare, financial services and education sectors.


The group employs over 185 people across Ireland with locations in Dublin, Dundalk, Cork, Limerick and Wexford. A Deloitte Best Managed Company, Viatel operates a national and international network alongside its owned Data Center facility located at their Blanchardstown site. Viatel’s valued customers include Centric Health, CPL, Voxpro, Kingston International and the Departments of Agriculture and of Education. See what Viatel’s customers say about them and find out how Viatel can help your business at www.viatel.com.

About Skytel Networks

Founded in 2006, Skytel Networks provides connectivity solutions to both business and consumers. Skytel’s footprint is strongest in Leinster and the business is headquartered in Wexford.