Northern Ireland has excellent transport and communications infrastructure.
This means that companies can easily do business with their customer base around the world.
The first-rate road network has minimal levels of congestion and brings most of Europe within 24-48 hours.
- Three airports deal with almost seven million passengers a year
- Belfast’s two airports have daily scheduled flights to destinations across the UK and Europe including London, Paris and Amsterdam
- City of Derry Airport has regularly scheduled services to GB destinations
- The region has four ports
- Belfast Harbour is the second busiest port on the island of Ireland
- 160 ferry and freight sailings per week to Great Britain and Europe
Northern Ireland has a great communications infrastructure and the region enjoys international connectivity at a very competitive cost.
- The first region in Europe to achieve 100 per cent broadband coverage
- One of the first to operate high speed, next-generation services with a 100-gigabyte per second transatlantic and terrestrial telecommunications link between Northern Ireland, North America and Europe
- A fully digital, fully fibre optic communications network
- Highly deregulated telecoms industry ensures a competitive market with over 70 operators
- The region’s compact size makes it an ideal test-bed for new communications technology