Digiweb Acquires Tiscali’s Italian Satellite Broadband Business


Dundalk, Ireland (PRWEB) June 19, 2005

Digiweb Ltd (www.digiweb.ie) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Tiscali’s (www.tiscali.com) satellite broadband business in Italy for an undisclosed sum.

The acquisition will be seamless to all of Tiscali’s Satellite Customers and Digiweb will takeover all aspects of support and the ongoing provision of services to new customers with immediate effect.

Commenting on the acquisition, Declan Campbell, Operations Manager of Digiweb commented, “We are delighted to extend our broadband reach throughout Italy with this agreement, and look forward to providing our new customers with a world class service from our broadband satellite platforms. This is the first of our aggressive expansions throughout Europe and indeed globally.”

Using industry leading satellite technologies and a range of satellite uplink operators, the two-way satellite broadband technology enables Digiweb to provide high speed broadband access throughout all of Europe, including many areas that the national operators do not service, without any reliance on the fixed line telephony infrastructure. In addition to Italy, Digiweb is already servicing business customers throughout Germany, France, United Kingdom and Austria.

Digiweb is currently evaluating further similar acquisitions in Europe and indeed Ireland in the Broadband sector, including wireless/satellite operators and software firms who provide services that could be a good strategic fit to Digiweb’s aggressive growth plans.

Growth in Digiweb’s European business have been phenomenal and Digiweb believe that there is a fantastic opportunity to further grow this business division through organic growth and further acquisitions.

The news is also good for the Irish economy. Digiweb has the expertise and skills to support its European operations from it’s headquarters in Dundalk and the company envisages further job creation to support it’s rapidly expanding European customer base. With sales and marketing offices in Italy and France, the company also operates dedicated web sites for each country to support business growth in the region, such as http://www.italia.digiweb.ie/

About Digiweb Ltd.

Digiweb Ltd was established in 1997 and is one of Ireland’s fastest growing communications companies. The company’s unique product portfolio provides 100% broadband coverage in Ireland and Europe using a combination of Fixed Wireless, Two-way Satellite and fixed line DSL. The company is at the forefront in deploying new technologies and is currently investing in the growth of its satellite operations platforms, wireless/WiMAX network, and telephony and VOIP services.

Earlier this year the company was awarded the primary contract in the Irish Schools Broadband Network, to connect in excess of 1,650 schools over a private VPN access network using Satellite and Wireless technologies.

Digiweb has also been selected as the outright winner of the National Enterprise Awards, and has been awarded the Fast 50 Rising Star Award.

In addition to its broadband portfolio, Digiweb also offers a full range of professional hosting, and web application development services along with software Development.

About Tiscali S.p.A.

Tiscali S.p.A, founded by Renato Soru in January 1998 following the liberalization of the telecommunication market in Italy has become one of the leading Internet Service Providers in Europe. “Independence” is the element that has mostly distinguished Tiscali since its creation and a key to its success.

From its base in Sardinia, Tiscali has become Europe’s leading Internet Communication Company. In the space of just six years the Company has achieved a pan-European presence following a series of carefully targeted acquisitions, which led to a rapid expansion into 15 countries in Europe and permitted to build up an extensive proprietary network over the period. As of today Tiscali’s strategic plan is aimed at focusing on its key countries, where the ADSL segment is expanding rapidly. As of 31st December 2004, Tiscali had 7.4 million active users of whom 1.652 million were broadband customers, growing steadily.


John Quinn

Head of Strategic Development


Phone: +353 42 9393318

Mobile: +353 86 1733631

Fax: +353 42 9396410

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