LIMERICK firm e|net, which manage the State’s fibre-optic telecommunications network, has announced a €25 million, 10-year investment programme in broadband infrastructure which will see 20 new jobs for Limerick and a further 30 construction jobs created during the network’s roll-out.
The announcement was made by Minister Michael Noonan at the opening of the company’s new headquarters in Plassey, and follows almost six years of double digit revenue growth for the company, which already employs close to 40.
Speaking at the launch, Minister Noonan said he was “pleased to be present at the announcement of e|net’s broadband infrastructure investment programme, which will create 50 jobs throughout Ireland. I especially welcome the 20 new jobs that will be created in Limerick”.
The firm is contracted to manage the country’s fibre-optic network - or Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) programme - across 93 cities and towns in Ireland - essentially providing the infrastructure that allows other broadband providers to improve their service offering to consumers, with the company counting UPC, Vodafone, BT and Imagine among its clients.
Conal Henry, e|net CEO said, the company “is playing a critical role in the delivery of world-class broadband to regional Ireland”.
Speaking to the Limerick Leader, Mr Henry said: “We are quietly growing quite an interesting business here in Limerick in terms of the commercial performance that we are putting in”.