Enet expands network capabilities with Siro deal

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Ronan Whelan, Siro and Cormac Ryan, enet

Open access network provider also invests in revamped billing platform

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4 May 2017 | 0

Enet has expanded its network infrastrcture after signing a deal with Siro giving access to the wholesale provider’s fibre-optic network.

Underpinning the deal, enet has made a significant investment in the development of an automated software platform that aggregates enet’s own network as well as third party infrastructure – in this case, Siro’s. The new platform combines qualification, provisioning, billing, ticketing and lifecycle management across both wholesale and retail services and supports large, small and specialist retail service providers in the provision of superfast broadband to end users.

Conal Henry, enet CEO, added: “Enet doesn’t compete with our retail service provider customers, of which there are now over 70, so we want to enable them all – be they small regional players or large multinationals – to compete on an even footing and have access to the same high quality fibre footprint. This initiative enables local broadband providers all over the country to access Siro’s fibre networks through one simple integration with enet and this in turn will allow them to utilise us as a one stop shop for all their wholesale network requirements.”

“Our partnership with enet highlights the industry demand for an alternative national telecoms infrastructure. As we are rolling out a 100% fibre optic network, we are not constrained by outdated copper technology, which means we can deliver the best broadband experience in Ireland,” said Sean Atkinson, Siro CEO.

The enet partnership allows broadband retailers to target individual Siro towns or offer services nationally, as well as delivering a more cost effective solution for smaller operators to sell fibre-to-the-building services to their local area.

Siro’s network is live in 11 towns (Dundalk, Carrigaline, Sligo, Letterkenny, Tralee, Cavan, Wexford, Skibbereen, Drogheda, Mullingar and Ennis) with construction advanced in a further five (Castlebar, Westport, Portlaoise, Newbridge and Carlow).

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