Enet broadband investment will enable fibre connectivity to more than 1,500 businesses.
Open access telecoms network Enet has revealed plans to invest €50m in fibre networks in multiple locations across Ireland.
The expansion will see Enet’s fibre network connect major commercial, retail and industrial zones to increase the availability of high-capacity data transport for data centre connectivity, mobile data traffic and mission critical business traffic.
“By further enabling our world-class telecommunications networks, this investment will also really cement Ireland’s position as an ideal location for businesses to operate in”
Enet, which is part of the Speed Fibre Group, has already expanded its Dublin Metro network by over 18.5km between January to May this year in areas such as Rathmines in Dublin 6 and Westmoreland Street in Dublin 2.
It operates the largest alternative wholesale telecoms network in Ireland, which comprises of over 5,600 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.
The new €50m+ investment will allow network operators and more business premises across the country to directly connect to Enet’s comprehensive telecommunications network. Key focus areas include:
- Over 45km of new fibre networks along the north and west of Dublin city, connecting all of the major business parks which are home to the various IDC’s, telehouses and multinational companies as well as 25 Dublin data centres. Enet is increasing fibre availability on the route, known as the T50, by 900% and will allow for 700 terabytes of traffic
- A new 10km network in North Dublin will provide fibre connections to 1000+ businesses while a new 4km backhaul and fibre infrastructure in West Dublin will provide the ability to connect a further 500+ businesses to a new high speed fibre network
- The installation of ‘Fibre To The Tower’ in a range of locations
- New locations are made available on Enet’s customer self-serve portal as they near completion
“By implementing critical fibre networks to provide high bandwidth telecommunications connectivity to our wholesale customers, we are supporting thousands of businesses and consumers across the country with the network capacity they need to grow and prosper,” said Peter McCarthy, Group CEO of Speed Fibre Group, Enet’s owner.
“By further enabling our world-class telecommunications networks, this investment will also really cement Ireland’s position as an ideal location for businesses to operate in.”
The new investment announcement by Enet follows an agreement earlier this year with EXA Infrastructure to deliver international optical network connections between Dublin and datacentres in Europe and across the North Atlantic.
The partnership covers over 40 key priority datacentres in Europe including Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam, Paris, Marseilles and Milan as well as a variety of North American routes on the EXA Infrastructure network, which is now the largest dedicated digital infrastructure platform connecting the two continents.
Main image at top: Cormac Ryan, Commercial Director of Enet and Peter McCarthy, Group CEO of Speed Fibre Group