This resulted in Virgin delivering speeds of up to 10Gbps (Gigabits per second), 10 times what is currently the top speed available to home users, which is 1Gbps.
The €200m fiber investment is backed by Liberty Global, Virgin Media Ireland’s parent company.
Tony Hanway, CEO of Virgin Media, enthused: “At Virgin Media, we’re committed to innovating for our customers and investing in Ireland’s long-term digital future. We’re now accelerating the evolution of our network by building out full-fiber to more than one million Irish homes and businesses over the next three years.”
While the Minister for the Environment, Climate, and Communications Eamon Ryan said: “I welcome the announcement by Virgin Media that it will undertake a full national fiber upgrade, which will see the further delivery of very high-speed broadband to homes and businesses.”
Minister Ryan added: “Continued investments by commercial operators such as this bring benefits for consumers. Together with the Government’s investment under the National Broadband Plan, this will place Ireland at the forefront of EU countries in terms of Gigabit connectivity.”