Ireland network operator enet has made its first entry into the UK market following a partnership with SSE Enterprise Telecoms.
Under the terms of the deal enet will use SSE Enterprise Telecoms' full range of dark fibre, Carrier Ethernet and optical networking services across 13,700km of national network.
enet also gains 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.
Conal Henry, enet CEO, said: "It's 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."
This UK network deal is the latest in a series of investments undertaken by enet and its parent, Granahan McCourt Capital.
These include investing more than €100 million in access fibre deployments, metro fibre acquisition and construction, core fibre roll outs, as well as gigabit wireless network integration.