Enet, Ireland’s largest wholesale, open-access network provider, has appointed John Gilvarry as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In his new role John will focus on further enhancing Enet’s technological expertise, as it continues to bring high-quality bandwidth services to retail service providers and end users throughout Ireland.
With over 22 years’ experience in the industry, John has wide-ranging expertise and a thorough understanding of telecoms in Ireland and international markets. He joins from Digicel where his most recent role was as Group CTO for Digicel Business.
Prior to this he has held a number of roles in the mobile industry in Ireland and the UK, including O2, Vilicom, Meteor and Hutchison.
Welcoming the announcement, Peter McCarthy, Group CEO at Enet, said: “Over the past year we’ve made a number of senior appointments as the business continues to grow and enhance the wholesale services available to our customers. We’re delighted to appoint John to the role of CTO and look forward to benefitting from his unrivalled wealth of experience across the Irish and international telecoms markets. His breadth of understanding in the telecoms sector will be a fantastic asset to Enet in this exciting time of growth.”
McCarthy went on to say that “John’s appointment underlines the fact that innovation and a flexible, solutions-driven ethos is at the very core of the business.”
Speakingabout his appointment, John Gilvarry commented: “Enet is at the forefront in delivering cutting-edge, customer-focused solutions to the Irish telecoms market. It’s an exciting time in the telecoms industry with new technologies continuously coming online, and I’m looking forward to working with colleagues throughout the business to effectively harness these innovations to the benefit of Enet’s customers.”
With over 120 employees based in Limerick and Dublin, Enet currently works with over 80 retail service providers, including Vodafone, Imagine and Three Ireland to bring high-quality broadband and wireless to more than one million end users throughout Ireland.
The company has recently won the National Innovation Award as part of the European Business Awards (EBAs), one of the world’s largest cross-industry, cross border business competitions.