24 th July 2017 – Ripplecom, one of Ireland’s leading rural telecoms companies, has won a major new contract to supply broadband to Glanbia Agribusiness.
The contract will see Ripplecom provide high quality data broadband connectivity to 55 Glanbia Agribusiness sites around Ireland. The sites are located in the east, south east, north east, midlands and north Cork. Each will be using the high-speed broadband to support Glanbia’s move to a fully centralised point of sale (POS) system.
This win follows a EUR1.2m investment by Ripplecom that enables it to provide a broader range of telecoms solutions to Irish businesses. These solutions include broadband, voice, cyber security and customer-specific IT services. Ripplecom provides these services across a multitude of access technologies including fibre, wireless and copper-based infrastructure.
Anne-Marie Wilkinson, National Business Channel Manager in Ripplecom commented: “We are delighted to have won this new business with Glanbia Agribusiness. This three-year deal will enable them to continue to roll-out their cloud-based centralised point of sale system throughout their network.”
“Ripplecom specialises in providing optimal connectivity, telephony, and security solutions to multi-site organisations and standalone operations at an affordable price. Thanks to ongoing investment in and development of our network, we are perfectly placed to provide this kind of multi-site high- speed broadband solution.”
Ripplecom is a Limerick-based technology solutions provider, delivering broadband, voice and other IT services to business and domestic customers. It has 2,000 business customers across 26 counties and 4,000 domestic customers. Its business customers include Munster Joinery, the Barry Group in Mallow and the Department of Education and Skills.
What impressed me most, was the proactive approach of the Ripplecom team to listen and quickly understand our business requirements and then, structure a solution that was tailored specifically for us. The Ripplecom staff including the sales, engineering and support teams were skilled and competent and delivered a telephony solution that met the needs of our business. At all times during the procurement process, it was more like the development of a long term business to business relationship, rather than a one-off transactional event. We look forward to growing this business to business relationship as each of our businesses grow in the future.
Ripplecom's connectivity solutions have helped us roll out a number of initiatives concerning internet, mobile and cloud technologies. We would now view Ripplecom as a key enabler to our business and a key strategic partner with respect to our long term ICT strategy.
Ripplecom provided a dedicated point to point licensed radio link to our remote North Cork location. The project management and flow of information throughout the installation process was extremely professional and efficient. This dedicated link is essential to the growth of our business and the running of our key day to day applications, e.g. phones, call centre, data, truck tracking and billing.