The Viatel Group have today announced the acquisition of fellow Irish telecoms and security company Ripplecom. Since 2009, Ripplecom have been providing telecoms and security services to many leading Irish business and public sector organisations, and to residential users from their base in Limerick. The Ripplecom team are the connectivity powerhouse service behind well-known companies such as Glanbia, Barry Group, Regeneron and the Department of Education.
“I am delighted to welcome the Ripplecom customers and team to the Viatel and Digiweb families. Together we can build something special. We have been very impressed by the capabilities of the Ripplecom team and we are convinced we will have a bright future together. Together I feel we can build a new and even stronger team with the right capabilities and continue to support business and consumer needs for superb customer service, great technology and disruptive solutions.” said Paul Rellis CEO Viatel. “On the back of this acquisition, we will see more consolidation happening in the telecoms and technology market in Ireland and beyond”.
Commenting on the announcement John McDonnell, Managing Director of Ripplecom, commented that “Joining forces with Viatel means our customers can access a broad new range of cloud solutions and enjoy 100% connectivity coverage across Ireland and beyond. Our two organisations share complementary core competencies that, combined, form a formidable cloud communications partner. I believe this is a very welcome development for both companies and the wider business community.”
The financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed. In 2021, with the acquisition of Ripplecom, the Group is forecasting revenues north of 38M euro next year, with a combined 3,500 business customers and 28,000 residential customers.
Ripplecom employ 31 people in their HQ in Limerick since 2009, and they have been an active and vocal participant in the business scene both in rural and metropolitan locations across Ireland. They deliver superior telecoms and IT security services to the B2B market and public sector across Ireland, and to many residential customers too. They proudly have a full national fiber and wireless network which services both business and residential users. Ripplecom are the official Telecommunication partners for Limerick GAA and supporters of Munster Rugby (much to Viatel’s delight😊)
The Viatel Group is comprised of Viatel providing services to businesses, and Digiweb, providing residential broadband services to consumers:
· Viatel is the leading Irish independent company who provide connectivity, cloud and security solutions to businesses across Ireland. The Group employs over 120 people across Ireland and they own and operate their own Data Center facility in Blanchardstown Dublin. Viatel provide connectivity services to leading Irish companies along with public sector and multi nationals and include Centric Health, CPL, Voxpro, Kingston International, Department of Agriculture and Department of Educations as clients. Find out more about how Viatel can help your business at https://www.viatel.com/ especially what existing customers say about Viatel at https://www.viatel.com/customer-stories.
· Digiweb is a strong independent brand providing broadband and voice services to residential consumers. Digiweb operates from Dundalk and has long been established and recognized for being a special brand since it’s foundation in 1997. The team in Dundalk have been recognized for sustaining amazing levels of customer service for years now. There is no other broadband provider as good on customer service – and that is recognized by Digiweb consistently being awarded 5 Stars on TrustPilot. Check Digiweb out on https://digiweb.ie/. In fact, FIRST check what customers are saying about the Digiweb service on https://www.trustpilot.com/review/digiweb.ie.
· Most importantly for The Group: we are proud members of the Deloitte Best Managed Companies program, and a committed member of the Guaranteed Irish organisation in supporting sustainable jobs and contributing strongly in the community in Ireland. Ireland’s continued growth and success means a lot to us! Find out more about how Guaranteed Irish can help you - https://www.guaranteedirish.ie/.