Saturday, November 25, 2017

SSE Enterprise Telecoms bridges the entrance of Irish network operator into 76 UK data centres

Debut in UK market follows on from a wider €100m investment by the network operator around fiber connectivity.

SSE Group’s SSE Enterprise Telecoms has signed a deal with enet in which the Irish open-access network operator will enter the UK market for the first time.

Under the terms of the deal, enet will utilise SSE Enterprise Telecoms’ full range of dark fibre, Carrier Ethernet and optical networking services across 13,700km of national network.

Enet will also gain access to over 265 Points of Presence (PoPs), with further expansion planned over the next 12 months, as well as over 76 UK on-net commercial data centres and over 2,000 PoPs from other key players in the market.

The deal comes at a time when enet, a Granahan McCourt Capital company, is undergoing an expansion plan worth €100m.

The project seeks to expand the provider’s access fibre deployments, increase metro fibre acquisition and construction, rollout core fibre projects, as well as gigabit wireless network integration.

Conal Henry, enet CEO, said: “enet are delighted to announce this deal which gives us our first exciting opportunity in the UK market. As always, we will ensure that service-delivery and a flexible, solutions-driven ethos is at the very core of what we offer.

“It is very important to us that our carrier customers have access to resilient, high-capacity, scalable Ethernet services both in Ireland and now in the UK. We look forward to working with SSE Enterprise Telecoms to help our customers extend their reach into the market.”

Mike Magee, Director of Service Solutions at SSE Enterprise Telecoms, said: “enet has a notable reputation for the successful delivery of Ethernet services in the Republic of Ireland, a reputation that we also pride ourselves on within the United Kingdom.

“As our relationship with enet continues to develop we hope to see further opportunities for organisations requiring high capacity connectivity from Ireland to England, Scotland and Wales.”