Ireland - Metro Wireless Scores Significant Transfers From Incumbent Telco

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The new Metro platform announced by Digiweb little more than two weeks ago is already carving out a significant market. Over 1,000 subscribers have ordered the telephony and broadband service which uses DOCSIS 2.0 cable modems within a wholly wireless local access and backhaul network. Digiweb is winning a high rate of customer transfers to the service from incumbent telco, eircom.

Digiweb, Irelands fastest moving Wireless Telecommunications Provider, today confirmed that its new Metro broadband product has secured over 1,000 new orders in just two weeks since its launch. Offering a bundled solution which includes broadband, free telephone line rental, and free calls between customers, the service is a new approach in Ireland and is built using Digiweb’s Next Generation Network - the first alternative local access network to the incumbent operator. The unique benefit of Metro is that the customer does not require a traditional phone line at all to connect to the service.

“We worked hard to combine DOCSIS and Fixed Wireless technologies to develop what we believe is an extremely attractive service and are delighted now to see such a rapid take up of Metro” stated Colm Piercy, Managing Director.

Having reached its first milestone in such a short amount of time Digiweb are now offering to transfer a customers existing eircom phone number for free to the Metro network thus saving customers an additional €55.00 porting charge. This new promotion will run to the end of November 2005, and will also be extended to the first 1,000 customers already signed up.

Digiweb are also about to announce details of the first partnership agreements for wholesale services, and are actively talking to a number of large scale wholesale providers in Ireland and throughout Europe.

Commenting on the immediate success of Metro, John Quinn, Head of Strategic Development commented “The success of Metro has been no surprise to us and customer feedback to date has been amazing. Many of our Customers now wish to move their existing phone number to the Metro network and in order to facilitate them we have decided to offer this service free of charge until the end of November to both existing and new customers. As our network is independent of eircom we have no issues with local loop unbundling or such difficulties.”

Digiweb Metro is currently available in Dublin, Limerick, Cork, Waterford, Galway and Dundalk.

For Further information please contact:

John Quinn

Head of Strategic Development

Phone 042 9393318

Mobile 086 1733631

Fax 042 9396410

About Digiweb Ltd.

Digiweb Ltd ( is one of Ireland's leading Business-to-Business Internet Service Providers and has expanded steadily through delivery of a portfolio of innovative, cost-effective solutions to and in partnership with the business, educational, public sector and community clients and partners, including:

Broadband Access Nationwide

Hosting and Managed Server Solutions

Domain Registration

Ecommerce and Internet Application Development

As one of the first companies in Ireland to offer Broadband solutions nationwide Digiweb have developed a knowledge of this industry that is second to none, and have partnered with organizations such as the Department of Communications Marine and Natural Resources, the Border Midland Western Regional Assembly, and various public and community interests to advance broadband availability across the country.

Digiweb is an Authorized Telecommunications Provider with ComReg, and holds broadband FWALA licenses throughout Ireland.

Digiweb is located in its own state-of-the-art premises with multiple high-capacity connections and data centre grade hosting facility. The company's services are available and marketed throughout Ireland, United Kingdom, and France, and with software products also available in USA.


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