Enet agrees partnership with EXA Infrastructure to deliver high bandwidth inter datacentre connectivity between Ireland and cities in Europe and across North America

Press release
10th Mar 2022

New agreement facilitates high-speed bandwidth connections from Dublin to key locations including Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam, Paris, Marseilles and Milan

Enet, Ireland’s largest open access telecoms network provider, has today completed a partnership agreement with EXA Infrastructure, the largest dedicated digital infrastructure platform connecting Europe and North America. The move will enable new high-speed datacentre to datacentre optical network connections between Dublin and datacentres in Europe and across the North Atlantic.

Enet’s new service, entitled ‘International Wave’, will utilise EXA Infrastructure’s backhaul network to deliver price competitive, secure, high-speed and transparent inter datacentre connectivity and assure capacity for demanding applications now and as traffic volumes grow.

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. Importantly, this exciting new service from Enet facilitates the delivery of large volumes of data for datacentre workloads, including ultra-high-definition video content, Internet of Things applications and the continual rise in the usage of cloud-based applications.

The new International Wave service will utilise EXA Infrastructure’s wavelength services to provide 10Gbps and 100Gbps circuit capacities. These services provide low latency and guaranteed bandwidth as there will be no sharing of connections.      

International Wave will be a key connectivity product for enterprises and carriers to facilitate the expansion of reach and capacity as the industry works to facilitate growth in bandwidth demand across the globe. With advances in technology driving flexibility and affordability, wavelength services are now a key part of mission critical networks.

Enet customers can get quotations and place orders for their selected datacentre to datacentre connection on Enet Connect, Enet’s customer self-serve digital platform.

Enet also offers carriers a wide and innovative range of world-class fibre and wireless wholesale products and services, ranging from Managed Connectivity, Infrastructure Access, Direct Internet Access and white label broadband.      

Cormac Ryan, Commercial Director of Enet, said: “We’re delighted to announce this new partnership which enables us to deliver the highest quality bandwidth connections from Dublin to a host of major cities across Europe and North America. Ireland is a prime location and ideal hub for an ever-increasing number of organisations looking for a European base and providing this high capacity, data connectivity into and out of Ireland is key to serving the incredible growth in demand for secure international data connections. We’re excited to be able to provide our customers with solutions that enhance international data access given the rise in need for capabilities in datacentres and cloud-based applications.”

Ciaran Delaney, Chief Operating Officer of EXA Infrastructure, said: “The quality and resiliency of long-haul networks connecting datacentres across countries and continents has become absolutely critical as digital workloads increase, and where and how we work continues to evolve. Our close collaboration with Enet allows its Irish customer base secure access to the EXA high-capacity network where they most need connectivity, predominantly into Europe in line with the increased growth and  bandwidth demands  we are  seeing in today’s  market. We are committed to partnerships that enable customers to access to our expansive network, and are also committed to investing in strategic expansions and further optimisations and enhancements of our critical Subsea and terrestrial infrastructure.”    

 

For further information, please contact:    

For Enet:    

Breda Brown/Gavin White    

Unique Media    

01 522 5200 / 087 318 2749 (GW)

 

For EXA Infrastructure:

Steve Earl/Jon Rhodes

BOLDT

steve.earl@boldtpartners.com / jon.rhodes@boldtpartners.com

+44 (0) 7887 547 413

Notes For Editors:

About Enet

 

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

 

Enet is a part ofSpeed Fibre Group, the home of telecommunication businesses Enet and Magnet+, and is 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 200 staff and over 11,000 customers. Offices are located in Limerick and Dublin. 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.

 

About EXA Infrastructure

Headquartered in London, UK, EXA is the largest dedicated digital infrastructure platform connecting Europe and North America, supporting 1,500 customers across 103,000 kilometres of fibre network that connects 300 cities. The network features more than 500 Points of Presence (POPs), spanning 31 countries, 14 Tier 3-equivalent data centres and 300 co-location facilities, as well as three wholly-owned transatlantic subsea cables including the lowest latency route between Europe and North America. EXA is wholly-owned by I Squared Capital. For more see www.exainfra.net