enet, Ireland’s largest open access network operator, has announced significant expansion with the launch of new fibre infrastructure in Dublin’s central business district and surrounding areas. The project is the latest investment undertaken by enet and its parent Granahan McCourt Capital, bringing total investment to over €100 million since 2013. The continued investment is expanding enet’s geographical reach and operations that complement the Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs) which it already manages on behalf of the Irish State.
The enet Dublin network, which is now live and fully operational, includes over 100 km of high-capacity-fibre-count cabling, as well as duct, sub-duct and over 300 chambers. This significant expansion of the network offers the carrier community a unique and diverse duct route through Dublin City avoiding legacy infrastructure.
In addition, the enet network has a major presence along the M50 corridor, IFSC, Donnybrook, Clonshaugh, Parkwest, Citywest and already facilitates access to a minimum of 11 carrier neutral data centres, as well as five proprietary carrier facilities.
Announcing the expansion, Conal Henry, enet CEO, said: “The new Dublin network is further evidence of enet’s commitment to build on our strong position in the wholesale telecoms market, providing the carrier community with the most extensive and cost-effective network solutions possible. This marks the first time that enet has managed infrastructure in Dublin and underlines our substantial potential to further expand in Ireland.”