Enet – TD Keiran O Donnell, Peter McCarthy, Group CEO Enet, Ossian Smyth, Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications and Mayor of Limerick Daniel Butler pictured above. Picture: Liam Burke/Press 22
Enet new €1m state-of-the-art Headquarters unveiled in Limerick
Ossian Smyth, Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications, today officially opened the new €1m state-of-the-art headquarters facility in Limerick for Enet, Ireland’s largest wholesale, open-access network provider. The Enet team moved to the new office space in March 2020, just before Covid struck, so an official opening ceremony to mark the occasion couldn’t take place until now.
The new standalone 14,000 sq. ft. facility in the National Technology Park also includes a state-of-the-art Network Operations Centre (NOC) that operates on a 24/7 basis all year round, as well as a dedicated data centre. The NOC manages over 5,400 Km of fibre infrastructure nationwide, 90+ co-locations and the largest licensed wireless network in the state outside of mobile operators.
Enet is a significant employer in the Mid-West having had its headquarters based in Limerick since the company was founded in 2004. It currently has a workforce of over 130 employees. The company places a significant emphasis on upskilling and talent development, which is evident in their strong retention rates and high-performance culture. Enet is currently hiring in a range of areas including Pre-Sales, Engineering, Service Delivery and Network Operations. For more details, visit HERE.
Ossian Smyth, Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications, said: “The availability of high-speed broadband services is critical to attracting and maintaining employment and investment in the regions. Enet through its successful management of the State’s Metropolitan Area Network Infrastructure continues to play a key role in enabling the provision of broadband services in towns and cities throughout Ireland and will assist in the delivery of the State’s ambitious National Broadband Plan. I wish Enet and all its staff continued success.”
Peter McCarthy, Enet Group CEO, said: “This is an extremely important milestone – and proud day – for our business. While our new headquarters has been operational for the past 18 months, we always wanted to ensure we marked the occasion with an official opening event when the time was right. So, naturally, we’re really delighted that Minister Smyth is able to join us today to do just that.”
“Our entire team has demonstrated significant dedication and loyalty over the past 18 months and that’s why it’s important that we mark this occasion – to say a sincere thank you to them. This investment also demonstrates our continued commitment to Limerick, which has been instrumental in the history of our business. We now look forward to further scaling up our operations in Limerick and continuing to deliver a genuinely world-class service for our customers.”
Enet’s network comprises of over 5,400 Km of fibre infrastructure, including the Irish State’s Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs), proprietary metro networks, a unique dark fibre backhaul infrastructure, as well as one of the largest licensed wireless networks in the country. Taken together, Enet’s infrastructure creates a fully integrated, nationwide network that is truly open access in nature, enabling retail service providers to deliver world-class bandwidth services to their customers throughout Ireland.
In Limerick City alone, the MAN fibre network operated by Enet, provides connectivity to 30 retail telecom operators and has allowed for greater choice, quality and competitiveness of broadband services in the area. The high quality of the MAN and the high-bandwidth services available over the network has played an important role in the city securing a significant share of foreign direct investment. Enet also currently works with 100 different retail telecom operators nationally and internationally to bring high-quality broadband and wireless to more than one million end users throughout Ireland.
Enet is part of Speed Fibre Group, an Irish investment vehicle focused on telecoms infrastructure as well as communications service provision. Speed Fibre Group entities have a combined annual turnover in excess of €75M, with more than 220 staff and over 11,000 customers. In addition, it boasts over one million people benefiting from wholesale networks – including mobile phone users, students, residential broadband users, public sector workers and staff in multinational organisations.
Speed Fibre Group is owned by the Irish Infrastructure Fund (IIF) which manages capital for more than 20 institutional investors, the majority of which are Irish pension funds, trusts, and investment managers. To date, the IIF controls over €500m of investments across energy, telecoms, tourism and healthcare in Ireland.
See HERE for more details
For more stories on Business go HERE