E-net selects Alcatel-Lucent to deploy €2m core network

4 Nov 2011

E-net, the firm contracted by the Irish Government to manage the State’s Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) in 94 Irish towns, has awarded a €2m contract to Alcatel-Lucent to design and deploy its core IP network.

Under the terms of the deal, Alcatel-Lucent will deliver a new IP platform based on the highly successful 7750, 7210 and 5620SAM IP portfolio.

“All across the world we are seeing the knowledge economy driving demand for increased bandwidth and greater quality of service,” said Lucy Dimes, CEO and president of Alcatel-Lucent UK & Ireland.

“At Alcatel-Lucent, we are at the forefront of supporting this demand and we are delighted to be selected by E-net in Ireland. Our IP portfolio will provide the scope, scale and reliability that E-net needs to grow its business.”

In addition to the delivery of the new platform, Alcatel-Lucent will provide ongoing maintenance and performance monitoring.

“Alcatel-Lucent’s solution was particularly attractive to us because they set out a seamless migration path and had obvious experience delivering similar projects,” E-net CEO Conal Henry said.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years