Leading telecoms and IT providers join forces to launch eir evo in Northern Ireland

A major new and challenging force in telecommunications and IT for Northern Ireland was officially unveiled today with the launch of eir evo, bringing together two leading business technology brands.

eir evo is now the largest provider to offer true end-to-end service delivery and technical innovation to the highest-level, both north and south, following the successful merger of eir Business and Evros Technology Group earlier this year.

Leading telecoms and IT providers join forces to launch eir evo in Northern Ireland
Pictured celebrating the launch are (L-R) Philip O’Meara, eir evo Regional Director NI and Matt McCloskey, NI Sales & Marketing Director at eir evo.

The newly combined company will create 10 new jobs in Northern Ireland by early next year and provide business customers across the region with the widest range of managed services including voice and data networking solutions, IT, cyber security and cloud technology.

Since 2019, eir Business NI has invested more than £10 million into building its own Next Generation high-speed fibre network to support its growing service provision and enable the company to reach a wider business audience across Northern Ireland in a fast-changing digital environment.

Commenting on the announcement, Philip O’Meara, eir evo Regional Director for NI, said:

“Today’s announcement marks a significant day for us and for the wider telecoms and IT sector here in Northern Ireland. Dedicated to developing and supporting the business industry locally, we’re excited to officially launch eir evo. Combining two established and industry-leading brands, we want to revolutionise the sector, make the market more competitive for customers and help businesses across Northern Ireland to easily embrace emerging technologies for future innovation.

Now more than ever, local businesses need the power to adapt, grow and evolve and we very much see eir evo as the driving force behind this important step change for customers. We’re proud to provide businesses across Northern Ireland with a new partner in digital transformation proven to place innovation, customer focus and industry-leading capability at its core.”

eir business NI began operating in 2007 as a division of eir, the leading provider of telecommunications services in Ireland, with approximately 2 million customers and the most extensive network in the country. In 2012, the company completed the first and only island-wide interconnected Next Generation Network (NGN), an investment worth over £18 million.

Since then, the company has continued to service the commercial and public sector in Northern Ireland with unrivalled managed network services through its dedicated Service Operations Centre in Belfast. Led by a highly experienced team, eir business NI is locally based and locally focused.

Matt McCloskey, NI Sales & Marketing Director at eir evo will lead the business development team in Northern Ireland:

“Since 2007 we have been dedicated to developing the telecoms and IT industry in the region and over that time we have invested heavily in building our core network locally, connecting cities, towns, businesses and people across the region to our services. This announcement further underscores our commitment here in Northern Ireland. As part of our next phase of growth, we are focused on growing our highly skilled team to include 10 new roles by early next year and expanding our portfolio of voice, data and IT services to a wider business audience. The launch of eir evo in Northern Ireland will provide a broader range of end-to-end ICT solutions for enterprise needs that deliver greater flexibility and options for future-proofing of their business.”

eir Business has an unrivalled portfolio of solutions, accredited partnerships and awards, including top accreditations with Cisco, Microsoft, Dell, VMware, Citrix, HP Enterprise and more.

In March 2021, eir Business was named Cisco Partner of the Year for the third time, demonstrating the company’s consistency and commitment to providing real value to its customers. eir Business also picked up the prestigious Technical Excellence Award for a network transformation project. In July 2021, Evros Technology Group was named Microsoft Partner of the Year for Ireland – for Apps and Solutions within Microsoft Teams and also for Employee Experience. Both of these awards are in recognition of the multiple innovative solutions they have built to enable flexible working and which have been rolled out to over 15,000 users across 15 different countries throughout Europe.

For more information please visit www.eirevo.co.uk 


Leanne is the editor in chief of BELFAST.CO.UK.