Cavan Digital Hub is Ireland’s latest Gigabit Hub
Following investment of over €600,000, Cavan Digital Hub will be the 13th Gigabit Hub connected through the initiative, which offers a 1 gigabit broadband connection to qualifying business hubs, free of charge, for a duration of two years.
The Cavan co-working space, with hot desk facilities for remote workers and office space for businesses setting up in (or returning to) Cavan, opened in the beginning of May and has already attracted anchor clients.
These clients include business intelligence and data analytics consultancy Apridata and cloud solutions company Glic Tech, both of whom have an international customer base. Cinnte Technologies, which provides IT services to SMEs and schools in the region have also settled in Cavan Digital Hub in the weeks since it opened.
The Siro roll-out in Cavan serves to boost its appeal to entrepreneurs, relocating businesses and remote workers. Cavan Digital Hub sits in close proximity to the N3, between Dublin and Belfast’s airports.
Siro’s relationship with Cavan
Cavan has played a key role in Siro’s history, as it was the wholesale broadband operator’s original trial location in 2015. Cavan Digital Hub is the third centre in Cavan to be connected to the Siro and Vodafone Gigabit Hubs Initiative, alongside the Centre for Social Gain and Cavan Innovation & Technology Centre.
Ronan Whelan, chief commercial officer in Siro was pleased to help the regional town: “Siro has formed a close partnership with Cavan County Council, which has been critical to adding Cavan Digital Hub to the Gigabit Hubs Initiative. The Siro network now extends to over 4,3000 homes and businesses in Cavan […] High speed broadband connectivity is vital for regional towns competing for investment and having a strategic co-working facility with a 1 Gigabit broadband connection like Cavan Digital Hub makes Cavan a winning location.”
Leanne Connell, manager of Cavan Digital Hub, said: “Being able to offer businesses high speed broadband has been a huge advantage to us. High speed, reliable broadband has become an essential component of business, and we look forward to enabling digital businesses to grow and thrive in our facility”.
Regina Moran, Vodafone Ireland’s business director, commented on how Siro and Vodafone’s partnership is “helping promote rural Ireland as a place to do business.”
Moran explained why the initiative was set up: “The initiative allows people to work smarter, have a better work/life balance and pursue careers in towns and villages across Ireland. Through our commitment to improve rural connectivity by bringing high-speed broadband to hubs such as Cavan Digital Hub, we can try reverse commuting and urban migration trends and help increase productivity by allowing people to work closer to home. It will also create employment opportunities for the people of Cavan and surrounding communities”.