Data Electronics and Enet sign €1.5m deal

7 Sep 2010

Data Electronics has announced it has secured a five-year, €1.5m deal to provide a secure co-location facility along with managed services to Enet, which operates the State’s metropolitan area network (MAN) programme.

Data Electronics said the co-location area provided to Enet will be a wholly dedicated private suite that supplies a fully redundant environment for Enet’s mission critical equipment.  It said that by hosting in the carrier-neutral date centre, e|net will also have physical access to more than 40 national and international carriers.

Enet’s investment is part of its overall strategy to upgrade and future-proof the network in advance of increased bandwidth demands and a full migration to carrier ethernet.

“We are delighted to further reinforce our ongoing relationship with Enet, who have been a valuable client of Data Electronics since 2005,” said Maurice Mortell, CEO of Data Electronics. “Enet contributes massively to the rollout of bandwidth throughout Ireland, which is of utmost importance to the future of Ireland as a digital economy and we are extremely proud of the part we play in that process.”

Enet’s CEO Conal Henry described the deal as a significant investment and evidence of its ability to deliver a world-class infrastructure for the carrier community. “The MANs are central to telecoms provision in Ireland and this deal integrates them further and strengthens Enet’s ability to provide a truly national network.”

“Enet places exacting demands on our data centre suppliers and we’re convinced that Data Electronics will deliver on all fronts,” continued Henry.

Data Electronics operates two Dublin data centres, comprising of technical floor space of more than 125,000 sq feet, with the first phase of its newly opened green data centre in North Dublin in operation since mid-2008.

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