Enet invests €1.5m to expand its Dublin network

Enet Ireland’s Dublin network now extends over 170km to deliver high-quality connectivity in the capital.

Limerick-headquartered fibre broadband firm Enet is investing €1.5m to expand its network across Dublin.

The expansion will see Enet’s fibre network in the capital span some 170km, connecting major commercial, retail, industrial zones and Government infrastructure, to increase the availability of high-speed, low-cost data connectivity options for telecommunications service providers.

“Access to high-speed data connectivity services will only become more important for businesses and consumers as society and our economy recovers from the impact of Covid-19”

In addition, Enet’s Dublin network has a presence in and connectivity to 20 third party Data Centres, offering carriers a range of data centre connectivity solutions – ranging from managed data connectivity services to dark fibre connectivity.

Dublin calling

Fair haired man in blue suit.

Cormac Ryan, commercial director, Enet Ireland

This phase of infrastructure expansion extends Enet’s network in and around Dublin 2, in areas such as St. Stephen’s Green, Merrion Square, Baggot Street as well as in the Sandyford Business Park, with further extensions planned for the coming months.

This will allow more business premises across the city to directly connect to Enet’s comprehensive telecommunications network.

“Access to high-speed data connectivity services will only become more important for businesses and consumers as society and our economy recovers from the impact of Covid-19,” explained Enet commercial director Cormac Ryan..

“This investment will provide state-of-the-art data transport options for our customers, and ultimately deliver world-class services that support businesses and end-users.”

Enet operates the largest alternative wholesale telecoms network in Ireland, which 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.

The company currently works with over 80 different service providers to bring high-quality connectivity to more than 1m end users throughout Ireland.

Enet’s shareholder is the Irish Infrastructure Fund (IIF). The IIF invests 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.

By John Kennedy (john.kennedy3@boi.com)

Published: 12 February 2021