enet operates the second largest fibre network in Ireland

enet is Ireland’s largest wholesale-only carrier with offices in Limerick and Dublin. The company provides world class, open-access connectivity solutions to every major telecommunications carrier. These carriers use the enet network for enterprise, residential and core network solutions that are transforming Ireland’s digital landscape.

The company operates the second largest fibre network in Ireland incorporating 94 Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs) operated on behalf of the Irish Government, as well as a unique dark fibre backhaul infrastructure transiting the rail and gas network and three proprietary metro networks including a 100km fibre ring in Dublin.

The company is currently shortlisted for the Irish Government’s National Broadband Plan.

enet also operates one of the largest licensed wireless networks in the country. Taken together, the fibre and wireless infrastructure creates a fully-integrated, nationwide network which is truly open access in nature, and enables carriers to deliver world class bandwidth services to their customers throughout Ireland.

The company is committed to the development of the regions in Ireland through encouraging the open delivery of affordable, state of the art broadband services, and is currently shortlisted for the Irish Government’s National Broadband Plan.

For more information, visit www.enet.ie

HEAnet – the essential provider of ICT services

HEAnet is Ireland’s National Education and Research Network and today stands as an essential provider of ICT (Information and Communications Technology) services to the education and research community in Ireland.

Incorporated as a not-for-profit entity in 1997, HEAnet originally addressed the network needs of the seven Universities and the Dublin Institute of Technology, but over time has expanded its network footprint to in excess of sixty clients including the thirteen Institutes of Technology, other publicly-funded colleges and research agencies, as well as Ireland’s 4,000 (approx.) primary and post-primary schools.

HEAnet has expanded its network footprint to in excess of sixty clients including seven Universities, the thirteen Institutes of Technology, other publicly-funded colleges and research agencies, as well as Ireland’s 4,000 (approx.) primary and post-primary schools.

HEAnet operates a nationwide high-speed broadband network that connects approximately 1,000,000 students, researchers and staff across first, second and third level education. The entire publicly funded education and research sector relies on the HEAnet network for access to their online learning and research needs. It is HEAnet that connects Irish learners and researchers to the Internet, to online educational resources, and to fellow national educational and research networks in Europe, the USA and the rest of the world.

In addition to connectivity, HEAnet also provide critical services in the areas of network security, data centre hosting, computer storage, video conferencing, Wi-Fi roaming and identity access management.

HEAnet’s role in Ireland’s education and research sector has increased significantly over recent years with the number of client members more than doubling to over 60 client members since 2006 and the number of network connections that HEAnet manage on behalf of this client base now exceeding 500 managed connections. All the while, the demand for broadband and ICT services increases as Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and research organisations strive to compete and collaborate in a digital age.

Benefits also extend beyond the HEI sector to the first and second level schools sector as HEAnet leverage previous investment in its backbone network for the benefit of schools via the Broadband for Schools Programme and the Post-Primary Schools 100 Mbit/s High-Speed Programme.

HEAnet is part of a worldwide community of National Research and Education Networks (NRENs). HEAnet actively engages and collaborates with NRENs worldwide in the development of new technologies, common standards, and collaborative solutions that seamlessly interoperate across academic institutions globally.

HEAnet is accountable to the HEA, its shareholders, its clients and other stakeholders for the provision of best-in-class networking infrastructure and ICT services – supporting the realisation of Ireland’s education and research goals.

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