Dublin, Ireland – (The Hosting News) – April 11, 2008 –
Web hosting and broadband, telecom provider, Digiweb, has acquired veteran web hosting services firm, Novara, as well as its host.ie and register.ie brands.
The deal is the first consolidation in Irish web host market in 10 years. Award winning web hoster and domain registrar Novara operate under the trade names host.ie and register.ie and add over eight years of intensive industry experience in the Irish webhosting market to Digiweb’s existing specialist hosting team and datacentre services.
Dan King, Hosting and Managed Infrastructure Manager with Digiweb noted, ”Our drive to bring better services and value to the Irish hosting market has been further strengthened by the acquisition of Novara. We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Novara’s experienced and knowledgeable team to Digiweb, and look forward to supporting existing Novara customers with the same expert team and top service they already enjoy, and offering them now a single solution provider for their hosting, datacentre, broadband and telecoms needs.”
The Irish hosting industry has been fragmented for some time and this represents the first major acquisition and consolidation in the Irish market in 10 years. Digiweb’s re-entry into the hosting market in 2006 has seen them capture significant market share and high profile customers, hosted from their custom-built datacentre in Blanchardstown. Digiweb has also reported that it is eyeing further acquisitions in hosting and voice in Ireland and the UK regions.
Eoin Costello, Founder and Managing Director of Novara remarked, ”Novara customers and staff will benefit hugely from Digiweb’s proven commitment to the Irish hosting industry. Digiweb’s determination to become the number one provider in the Irish hosting market, there being a wholly owned Irish business with strong customer service and business growth as a focus, made them the obvious choice as the best long term home to our customers. We know that they will be well looked after.”
Digiweb Ltd is one of Ireland’s leading Telecoms and Internet Services Providers, offering Wireless and Fixed Broadband, Telephony, and Web Hosting services. Digiweb is 100% Irish owned and run, and currently employ 155 staff in Dublin, Dundalk, Waterford and Limerick. Digiweb was the 2007 Irish Telecommunications Company of the Year, and 2007 Irish ICT Company of the Year, and has been ranked by Deloitte in the Top 3 fastest growing companies in Ireland for each of the last 3 years. Digiweb has also been ranked within the Top 100 companies by Deloitte for the past 3 years in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Digiweb is a provider in the Irish broadband market having established an extensive wholly owned telecoms network across the country. The company also services clients throughout Ireland and Europe for Web Hosting, Data Centre Services, and Satellite Broadband, and is currently developing wireless networks in a number of northern European countries.
To learn more, please visit: www2.digiweb.ie.