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enet brings total investment in development of fibre network to €100m

The latest investment focusses on further integrating the Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs).

Last month, enet - the wholesale network operator - announced substantial investment in the continued development of their fibre network.

This latest investment is related to connecting and further integrating the fibre-optic infrastructure known as Metropolitan Area Networks, or MANs.

According to enet, these networks are capable of delivering ‘virtually unlimited’ bandwidth to 94 towns and cities throughout regional Ireland.

The network includes over 3700 km of high-capacity-fibre-count cabling and connects 55 towns such as Ballina, Roscommon, Tralee and Kilkenny.

The MANs operate on an ‘open-access’ basis , which meaning that all licensed carriers can have access. The most recent investment means that enet will be in the position to offer its MAN customers access to higher speeds, as well as greater network reliability.

Speaking about the announcement, Conal Henry, enet’s CEO commented: “This development is hugely significant for enet, our customers and regional Ireland in general, demonstrating the ambition of our shareholders to grow this business and invest in Ireland’s connectivity.

He added that the investment means enet has “far greater flexibility” in how it designs and delivers services to the benefit of its 70 operator customers and their end-users and said that the deployment “establishes the enet network infrastructure as the most comprehensive competitive fibre network in Ireland”.