Virgin Media Ireland and Sky Ireland Announce Landmark Wholesale Deal

Virgin Media Ireland and Sky Ireland today announced a wholesale network access deal, that will significantly enhance broadband services available to Sky Ireland customers, across the country.


Through the partnership, Sky Ireland will supercharge its broadband experience and provide even more options to Irish consumers, utilising the infrastructure of Virgin Media Ireland's superfast fibre broadband network.


Virgin Media Ireland boasts a formidable network that currently passes 1 million premises across Ireland, making it one of the most extensive and reliable broadband networks in the country. The company’s ongoing €200m network upgrade to full fibre is continuing to 2025 and will support speeds up to 10Gbps. Virgin Media Ireland has already upgraded over 250,000 premises to fibre across the Virgin network.


Speaking about the partnership with Sky Ireland, Tony Hanway, Chief Executive of Virgin Media Ireland said:


We welcome Sky as a wholesale network partner as we continue our network expansion nationally, bringing ultrafast fibre connectivity to over 1 million homes by the end of 2025. This further development forms part of our comprehensive ongoing commitment towards Ireland’s digital progress, enhancing overall competition and service delivery for consumers, businesses and communities nationwide.”


Sky Ireland CEO, JD Buckley, said:


"This partnership with Virgin Media Ireland allows us to offer our customers even more choice when it comes to full fibre broadband. Sky now has partnerships with every full fibre broadband provider in Ireland. Whether our customers are using broadband for work, streaming content through Sky Glass or Sky Stream, or gaming, we can offer them the best full fibre service available in their area. This new partnership highlights our shared commitment to provide Irish consumers with a wider choice of high-quality services and the best broadband experience.”