PFH & AWS enable NBI to bring high-speed internet to 1.1m people.

PFH & AWS enable NBI to bring high-speed internet to 1.1m people.

PFH and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are pleased to have enabled National Broadband Ireland (NBI) to bring high-speed internet to 1.1 million people within 9 months. 

This was the largest telecommunications project contracted by the Irish government and one of the largest telecommunications infrastructure projects globally. National Broadband Ireland (NBI) needed to implement Ireland’s National Broadband Plan (NBP), an Irish government initiative for high-speed broadband services to all underserved premises in the country.

NBI’s key goal was to bring high-speed broadband connectivity to more than 1.1 million people across more than 569,000 premises—including homes, business, schools, and farms. To do this, NBI needed a fast and cost-effective way to meet its ambitious target to provide high-speed, future-proofed broadband access to so many premises within its 7-year rollout. This would require a resilient, reliable infrastructure that spanned the nation and could be deployed quickly and at scale.

NBI used Amazon Web Services (AWS) as the foundation of its platform, which enabled Ireland’s entire market of internet service providers (ISPs) to quickly and seamlessly connect to the NBI network and start selling fiber broadband connections directly to end-customers. The organization went live just 9 months after starting beta testing. NBI deployed more than 50 AWS services and now operates with high availability, robust fault tolerance, and  scalability.