The CEO of Dublin's RDS has defended the venue as a location for next year’s web summit.

One of the summit's founders, Paddy Cosgrave, yesterday cast doubt over the future of the event in Ireland after persistent problems with wifi at the venue.

The organisers have since issued a joint statement with the RDS to say they were moving forward together to ensure that the issues are resolved ahead of the next event in 2015.

Speaking on RTÉ's Morning Ireland, RDS CEO Michael Duffy said holding an event such as this in the RDS is technically challenging.

He said: "The problem that you have is that some of the limitations when you apply wifi technology, when you take a large number of people and put them in a small area, and they actually are using many, many devices, wifi finds it a very difficult operating environment, whereas if you have people spread over a large area it can work effectively."

More than 20,000 people attended the web summit this week, with persistent problems with wifi access a major taking point on social media networks.

Mr Cosgrave yesterday said the summit may move elsewhere next year if the RDS cannot resolve the issue.

He called on the RDS to allow them use an external provider in future.