Open access network operator Enet has opened its new Network Operations Centre - part of the company's new €1m headquarters facility in Limerick.

Enet has moved from its previous premises to a new 14,000 square foot location in the National Technological Park, Plassey.

The company said the rest of the building will be gradually opened over the coming months in line with government guidelines. 

Rigorous health and safety protocols, in line with Government advice, have been put in place for staff returning to work in the new facility, it added.

Enet has been headquartered in Limerick since 2004 and the business currently has over 120 employees across the Limerick and Dublin offices, with 75 located in Limerick. 

The new centre will operate on a 24/7 basis all year round.

It will monitor 5,400km of fibre infrastructure, including the Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs), proprietary metro networks, a unique dark fibre backhaul infrastructure, as well as one of the largest licensed wireless networks in the country.

John Gilvarry, Enet's chief technology officer, said the new centre at Plassey is an important investment milestone for the business. 

"It demonstrates our ongoing commitment to our customers and to delivering a genuinely world-class service for them. With this new NOC in place, we expect heightened visibility of all monitored interfaces and links so that we can focus our troubleshooting, reduce our mean time to repair and manage a much larger infrastructure estate," Mr Gilvarry added.

Peter McCarthy, Enet Group CEO, said that now, more than ever, it is important that businesses continue to make sensible investments that will prime them for future growth.

"This new state-of-the-art facility doubles the size of the premises we have in Limerick and will enable us to continue to deliver a genuinely world-class service for our customers," the CEO added.