Broadband player Enet opens €1m HQ in Limerick

Already a significant employer in the Mid-West, Enet is now hiring across the region.

Fibre broadband firm Enet has opened a new €1m state-of-the-art headquarters in Limerick.

The new standalone 14,000 sq. ft. facility in the National Technology Park includes a 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.

“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 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.

Stand by your MAN

Enet’s network comprises of over 5,400km 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.

“This is an extremely important milestone – and proud day for our business,” said Peter McCarthy, Enet Group CEO.

“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.”

Lighting up the regions

The new headquarters was officially opened by Minister of State at the Department of Envionment, Climate and Communications Ossian Smyth, TD.

“The availability of high-speed broadband services is critical to attracting and maintaining employment and investment in the regions,” Smyth said.

“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.”

John Kennedy
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