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Ireland’s largest wireless provider announces €1m investment for Limerick headquarters

Enet has announced its plan to invest €1m in a new headquarters in Limerick. 

Ireland’s largest wireless and broadband provider, which has offices in both Limerick and Dublin, is set to move from its existing premises to a new standalone 14,000 square feet office at the same location, National Technological Park in Plassey, in early 2020.

Enet Group CEO Peter McCarthy has described this as a “very exciting time for the business”.

“We are incredibly excited about expanding our footprint in Limerick with this new state-of-the-art facility,” Peter said.

“In fact, we are doubling the size of the premises we have in Limerick, making it the most significant investment the company has made in terms of a building redevelopment to date.

“This commitment is evidence of Enet’s continued growth, and we look forward to seeing the pioneering work that will come as a direct result of this investment.”

75 people are currently employed in the Limerick office and have been headquartered there since its founding in 2004. 

The new office space will accommodate the ongoing expansion of the business and will also include a new high-tech Network Operations Centre (NOC) that will continue to operate 24//7, as well as a dedicated data centre.

In Limerick City alone, the fibre network operated by Enet, known as the Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) and is one of the largest MANs in the country, provides connectivity to thirty retail service providers. Peter McCarthy feels this has played an important role in the city securing a significant share of foreign direct investment. 

“Enet has never said that the MANs directly create FDI jobs, however, the networks certainly play a pivotal role in removing any telecoms or bandwidth barriers,” he explained.

“The networks available allow Irish cities and towns to complete on a global scale. The success of this strategy is dramatically underlined by the performance of the Limerick MAN.”

Enet currently works with over 80 different service providers and connects more than one million users throughout Ireland.

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