AIB has signed a five-year deal with Eircom in which the telecoms provider will upgrade and replace AIB’s data networks and voice systems across Ireland, Northern Ireland and the UK.
Over the course of the contract, Eircom will deliver a portfolio of services to AIB, including a 300 site next generation network for delivery of data, voice and video solutions across the three locations.
AIB says the new network will be a key enabler for innovative changes planned by the bank in the coming years.
This involves the deployment of a next-generation telecoms network to provide a foundation for the ‘OneAIB’ transformation programme.
Work has already begun on this upgrade which will boost capacity, speed and flexibility in AIB systems across the branch network in the Republic, UK and Northern Ireland.
The upgrade is planned to be completed by October.
“This network will increase speed, capacity and importantly provide flexibility to allow us achieve the step change required to support bank transformation,” said Marcel McCann, director of operations and technology at AIB.