Irish company Pure Telecom has announced a €12m deal with open access network operator Enet that will allow the company to access the broadband infrastructure owned by Siro.

The deal will drive further competition in the broadband market by giving Pure Telecom access to additional locations equipped with 100% fibre-optic technology. 

It will have access to 242,000 potential premises on the SIRO fibre network, with the capacity to deliver broadband speeds up to one gigabit per second.

Paul Connell, CEO, Pure Telecom, said, demand for high-speed internet connections for consumers and businesses in rural and urban areas is at an all-time high. "This deal significantly increases the number of customers we can provide ultra-fast and reliable broadband to and gives customers a wider range of internet speeds that they can choose from for their specific needs," he said.

David Eyre, Chief Commercial Officer, Enet, said, "We have made massive efforts to support retail service providers in the provision of superfast broadband to end users. Underpinning this, Enet has made a multi-million-euro investment in the development of an automated software platform that aggregates Enet's own network as well as third party infrastructure. The new platform supports retail service providers in the provision of superfast broadband to end users, ensuring consumers have access to more choice, better reliability and faster broadband speeds. 

Ronan Whelan, Chief Commercial Officer, SIRO, said the latest agreement highlights how SIRO is driving competition in the broadband market and helping to reverse the digital divide in Ireland.