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Skibbereen Selected for Fibre Broadband Pilot

SIRO, the ESB-Vodafone joint venture which is bringing Fibre-To-The-Home (FTTH) to 50 regional towns nationwide, has today announced a pilot programme for a potential second phase of its network rollout.   The pilot programme will involve two test areas: a small-medium sized town (Skibbereen, Co. Cork), and one rural location in Ireland. Its purpose is to […]

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Harnessing the Cloud: The First Step is Strategy says Dermot Casey [Video]

From big corporations to aggressive startups, Dermot Casey helps companies to work better. In particular, he helps them to think strategically about how to leverage technology in the service of their business goals. Formerly COO and CTO at Storyful, now he works with Keith Bohanna at Near Future. At the Vodafone Smart Business Show in the RDS, he gave a […]

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L-R: Christy Burke, Lord Mayor of Dublin; Ray Collins, Strategy and Corporate Affairs Director, Vodafone Ireland; Dara Murphy T.D., Minister for European Affairs & Data Protection, and Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach and Brian Corry, Chief Executive Officer, Smart Business Show

Smart Business Show comes to Dublin

We’re at the Smart Business Show today, on the second day of a two day event sponsored by Vodafone Ireland. The event got underway yesterday with Dara Murphy, Minister for European Affairs & Data Protection, and Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach and the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Christy Burke officially opening the show. More […]

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CitySense Project is Launched to Measure the Health of Dublin City

Internationally recognised Irish research and industry partners have announced the launch of the CitySense Project in Dublin city. A proof of concept project, an ‘urban nervous system’ will use sensor technology to measure everyday atmospheric conditions and how they impact on people. Members of the public will have the opportunity to win a mountain bike by […]

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Postscript Podcast [Audio]

Here’s a short ‘postscript podcast’ (9:08; 5MB; MP3) recorded by Michele and I after we said goodbye to Ray King, our guest from this morning’s episode. We chat about the ESB/Vodafone FTTH announcement, and Ireland’s showing in the latest Akamai State of the Internet Report. Technology.ie is brought to you by Blacknight. Why not register a .US domain name for the day […]

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Ireland in Top Ten for Internet Broadband, but 35% are in the Slow Lane

Announcing their new fibre-to-the-home joint venture yesterday, ESB and Vodafone made reference to the quarterly reports on the State of the Internet, published by content delivery network, Akamai, and expressed confidence that their venture would propel Ireland “into the ranks of the world’s fastest broadband countries”. But according to the latest report published by Akamai last week, we’re already there. The latest […]

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ESB & Vodafone €450m Joint Venture will bring Fast Fibre to Regional Towns

ESB and Vodafone today signed a joint venture agreement to invest €450 million in building a 100% fibre-to-the-building (or fibre-to-the-home, FTTH) broadband network offering speeds from 200 Mbps to 1000 Mbps which it claims will propel Ireland “into the ranks of the world’s fastest broadband countries”. Ireland will become the first country in Europe to utilise […]

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