Viatel Group reaches new heights with acquisition of Irish Telecom

Updated: Feb 5

The Viatel Group have today announced the acquisition of Irish Telecom Services, a fellow Irish telecommunications company specialising in fully managed corporate connectivity. Irish Telecom customers include well known enterprise clients such as Folens Publishers, Irish Continental and Booking.com along with leading Credit Unions and public sector organisations.



With offices in Dublin and Cork, Irish Telecom Services, trading as Irish Telecom, has been delivering high speed, high performance networks for over eleven years. In 2018, Irish Telecom Services joined forces with Exigent Networks and Netforce to form Paradyn. As Paradyn increasingly focuses on end-to-end IT security and managed services, Viatel emerged as the perfect home for Irish Telecom’s connectivity customers.


Making the announcement, Paul Rellis, CEO of Viatel said “I am delighted to welcome Irish Telecom customers to the Viatel family. We are committed to enabling and supporting their plans and ambitions. Together we can build something special. We trust we will delight them with the service and expertise they can expect as Viatel customers.”


Cillian McCarthy, Managing Director of Paradyn and Irish Telecom Services, commented: "We built Irish Telecom into a leading high speed business connectivity provider for the Irish market based on our ethos of putting customer service and quality of connectivity first. Our customers use us for their mission critical business operations. In Viatel they will find a partner that will continue to deliver the quality and service they love, but also offer them excellent onward connections into the UK and Europe. This will allow us to concentrate on our main business of IT, voice and security managed services.”


The financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed. Venture Legal Services acted as legal counsel for Viatel in the acquisition. Today’s announcement follows hot on the heels of Viatel’s recent acquisition of Limerick-based telecoms provider, Ripplecom. The newly expanded Viatel Group now serves almost 4,000 businesses across Ireland and 28,000 residential customers.


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About the Viatel Group The Viatel Group is comprised of Viatel and Ripplecom serving Irish businesses and Digiweb catering for residential consumers. The Viatel Group is proud to be Irish owned and operated and to support fellow Irish enterprises. A Guaranteed Irish company, Viatel is committed to creating sustainable jobs and supporting the local community. Find out more about how Guaranteed Irish can help you here: https://www.guaranteedirish.ie/


Viatel Viatel is the leading independent, Irish-owned provider of connectivity, cloud and security solutions. Viatel serves respected Irish companies, multinational corporations and public sector bodies. The group employs over 150 people across Ireland with offices in Dublin, Dundalk and Limerick. A Deloitte Best Managed Company, Viatel operates a national and international network alongside a data centre 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 at https://www.viatel.com/customer-stories and find out how Viatel can help your business at https://www.viatel.com/.


Paradyn

Paradyn is Ireland’s only end-to-end single source provider of ICT, network and telecoms solutions. Working closely with customers, across a range of industries, a highly experienced team build, monitor, support, secure and maintain all aspect of IT, network and telecoms infrastructure. www.paradyn.ie

About Irish Telecom Irish Telecom Services, trading as Irish Telecom, was founded in 2009. With offices in Dublin and Cork, Irish Telecom designs networks delivered on carrier grade licensed radio and resilient fibre to guarantee performance and reliability. Irish Telecom clients include leading Irish businesses and bodies such as Folens Publishers, Irish Continental and Booking.com along with leading Credit Unions and public sector organisations. http://www.irishtelecom.com/