Vodafone Ireland subsidiary welcomes the publishing of the Department of Communications’ Next Generation Broadband Strategy

July 4, 2008

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DUBLIN -- Perlico, now the leading alternative provider of telecoms, broadband and related services to Irish consumers, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Vodafone Ireland, today welcomed the publishing of the Department of Communications’ Next Generation Broadband Strategy and has pledged to extend its own Freedom Bundle offer until the end of July in support.

The strategy aims for universal access to broadband in Ireland by early 2010 and an increase in connection speeds so as to equal those of comparable regions in the EU by 2012. Although the number of new broadband subscribers in Ireland is currently growing at one of the fastest rates in the EU, many rural areas remain isolated while regions have broadband availability are often subject to high tariffs for comparatively slow speeds.

Perlico’s Commercial Director, Paul Woods, commented: “While Ireland has witnessed very significant growth in broadband penetration over the last twelve months, our industry has a responsibility to help bridge the digital divide while also increasing the quality and speed of broadband for existing customers. The Government’s Next Generation broadband strategy coupled with ComReg’s work in this area is encouraging”.

He added “Over 200,000 people now use Perlico and we expect this number to rise further as a result of the extension and improvement of Ireland’s broadband networks outlined in this strategy. More people will have the opportunity to benefit from the huge savings we provide and experience our award-winning customer service.”

Perlico extends Freedom Bundle offer

Perlico is extending its Freedom Bundle offer until the end of July as part of its commitment to making broadband affordable for Irish consumers and to show tangible support for the new government strategy. The Freedom Bundle combines unlimited local and national calls, calls to mobile phones, international calls to over 30 countries and always on high speed broadband all for only €39.99 a month including line rental. You can sign up for this offer by calling the Perlico team on 1890 928 048 or by visiting www.perlico.com

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