Unum Select Carlow MAN-Power

Press release
04th Sep 2009

The employee benefits multinational has a direct fibre optic 20 Mb/s connection to the e|net-managed MAN network which is connected to PacketExchange’s global private layer-2 MPLS/VPLS network to offer a fast, secure, reliable and cost-effective alternative to the public Internet backbone. Conal Henry, CEO of e|net commented, “This connection demonstrates e|net’s ambition to stimulate the rollout of advanced technologies to businesses all over Ireland. Unum will be benefiting from the best available technology that knowledge based businesses now require.”

Connection to the MAN allows for superior high-speed voice, data and video communications provided with greater reliability, greater value for money and greater flexibility.

Conal Henry went on to say, “One of our major objectives is to dramatically reduce the digital divide. Unum’s connection to the MAN highlights the services and costs that are now available in MAN-enabled towns. Simply put, these towns can now compete with Dublin as well as other major cities around the world.”

Noel O’Grady, Sales & Marketing Director of Fort Technologies who are the agent for PacketExchange services in Ireland commented, “PacketExchange welcomes Unum as one of our growing number of multinational and content rich customers that have chosen us as their preferred service provider for IP Transit which offers high performance global Internet connectivity – no traffic jams, no congestion, guaranteed performance, cost effectively. Our customers connect directly into a global Tier 1 backbone and immediately benefit from superior network performance and extensive connectivity to the rest of the Internet”.

A world-class support centre, Unum Ireland develops cutting-edge software solutions for internal customers within Unum US. Established in February 2008, it currently has nearly 50 employees and continues to grow.