By Interoute

Interoute, owner operator of Europe’s largest next generation network, today announced that it has extended its pan-European network into Ireland to meet demand from multinational enterprises looking for connectivity in the region.  The new Dublin point of presence (PoP), which is live and fully operational, provides businesses with resilient, high quality voice and data services and a fast and reliable bridge to the rest of Europe.

Despite the global recession, the number of multinational companies investing in Ireland rose by 11 per cent in 2009 (1); attracted by a well educated workforce with one of the top productivity ratings in Europe and the low corporation tax rate on offer(2). Interoute felt some of the effects of this in 2009, with orders for connected sites in Ireland rising by 43 per cent compared with 2008.

Lee Myall, UK Regional Director at Interoute, said: “Ireland is a highly attractive location for businesses. Not only is it well known as a hub for innovation and technological development, but it also offers favourable financial incentives.   Over the last twelve months we have seen increasing demand for our services in the region and this extension of our network into Ireland further strengthens our European footprint.”

Interoute’s Dublin PoP is fully integrated into Interoute’s pan-European network, providing businesses with key managed services such as IP connectivity, VPN services, managed hosting and unified communications solutions.

About Interoute

Interoute is the owner operator of Europe's most advanced and densely connected voice and data network, encompassing over 55,000 km of lit fibre and 59 data centres. Its full-service next generation network serves international enterprises from a broad range of sectors including aerospace, automotive, finance, pharmaceutical and retail, plus every major European incumbent, as well as the major operators of North America, East and South Asia, governments, universities and research agencies. These organisations find Interoute the ideal partner for hosting content, providing wholesale bandwidth and transit services, corporate connectivity or creating new services. With established operations throughout mainland Europe, North America and Dubai Interoute also owns and operates dense city networks throughoutEurope's major business centres. More than €1 billion in e-commerce transactions flows through its data centres each day, making Interoute a key part of Europe’s Digital Supply Chain.