The following information is a UPC Ireland Press release from before the move to Virgin Media

An Taoiseach launches New UPC 500Mb Broadband for Businesses

UPC announces massive speed boost for Businesses Development will support regional economic growth

Dublin, 30th January 2014 - An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny T.D. today launched UPC’s new 500 Mbps superfast broadband service which will be offered to businesses across the country, more than doubling currently available speed offerings, making a significant contribution to regional economic development and powering the digital economy. UPC’s unprecedented new 500 Mbps service will first be made available in Dublin, Waterford and Galway and will then be rolled out to other towns and cities in Ireland.

An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny T.D. said, "The Government has made jobs the top priority. We are supporting businesses to grow, invest and add jobs. Day by day we are improving our attractiveness as a location for inward investment. This announcement by UPC will make a very welcome contribution to our reputation for broadband capacity and to our overall economic recovery. It will
support a key aim in the Government's Action Plan for Jobs of increasing the number of businesses trading online so that Irish companies can grow new business at home and abroad and ultimately create more jobs."

UPC Ireland CEO, Magnus Ternsjö said, “We have invested over half a billion euro upgrading our fibre power network to world class standards and are constantly improving our product offerings and affordability of our digital services for small and larger business customers as well as enterprises. This is contributing effectively to business growth, competitiveness and national
economic progress.

Today’s announcement demonstrates UPC’s network capability and our drive for innovation and provides an added incentive for multinational companies considering Ireland for potential investment. Current UPC Business customers will also be able to upgrade to the new speed when released in their region.

About UPC Business


UPC Business is the leading national provider of integrated business communications ranging from Metro Ethernet services up to 100 Gbps, Internet connectivity up to 10Gbps, and broadband services specifically for the small office and home office market (including 50Mb, 100Mb, 150Mb, and 250Mb tiers) that includes up to 10 voice lines with no rental fee.

UPC Business offers the complete spectrum of business communications products through the UPC high capacity fibre network. Services include Metro Ethernet connectivity, co-location, SIP and TDM voice services, leased lines, managed bandwidth and direct internet access.

UPC Business recently introduced triple play bundles (broadband, TV, phone) for the first time aimed at hospitality and small business markets. UPC’s business to business (B2B) division also demonstrated UPC’s fibre powered network innovation by supporting a high speed 200 Mbps broadband service to Dublin Castle for Ireland’s EU Presidency last year.

UPC is one of the largest business-to-business communications providers in Ireland with a strong presence in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Waterford and 14 regional towns.

UPC Business Services include

  • Metro Ethernet Data services (from 10Mb to 100Gb)
  • Voice – SIP Trunks, ISDN, and TDM based services
  • High speed internet access (10Mb to 10Gb)
  • Fully managed security solutions based on the industry leading range of Cisco firewalls
  • High bandwidth connectivity from Ireland to the UK and 11 other European counties across
    the UPC footprint IP VPN, Frame Relay and ATM
  • Broadband, Voice and TV services (HFC network) specifically for the SME and hospitality
    markets (50Mb, 100Mb, 150Mb and 250Mb)
  • Layer 2 & Layer 3 services delivered over Fibre, HFC (Cable network) and Licensed