UPC Business has acquired wi-fi operator Bitbuzz, it was announced today.
Bitbuzz provides a range of managed services to hotels, airports, café bars, pubs and other public locations throughout Ireland and the UK.
The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
UPC’s VP of Business Services, Gavan Smyth said: "This is a first step in our plans to expand UPC’s services in the business market by adding value added services that complement our high speed broadband services.
"This acquisition makes an excellent strategic combination and compliments our extensive range of fibre powered business broadband and communications services.
"This will enable UPC Business to further expand our services across the hospitality, education and health industries.
"I also want to congratulate the fantastic management and staff at Bitbuzz for their continuing success and I look forward to working with them as we start the next phase of our growth together.”
Shane Deasy, Managing Director of Bitbuzz said: "This is a very positive development for Bitbuzz, all our clients and staff.
"The combination of our two businesses will enable Bitbuzz customers to benefit from UPC's expertise, services and global reach.
"Our widespread WiFi network will also expand into new market sectors as we step forward into the future with UPC Business.
"By joining together, we will share our collective strengths and enhance our overall services for customers while retaining a strong identity."