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Leading Irish tech companies combine to create a new €50 million IT services operation

PlanNet21 Communications and Agile Networks join forces to bring award winning Cisco Gold Partner of the year and Ireland’s only Juniper Elite Partner under one roof.

Two cutting edge Irish tech companies have today announced they are joining forces to provide a broad portfolio of leading IT vendors.

PlanNet21 Communications, Cisco Gold Partner and a leading provider of managed services delivering advanced technologies with Agile Networks, who itself is a large independent network integrator in Ireland, have come together to provide customers with a complete end to end portfolio of solutions including Security, Networks, Wireless, Unified Communications, Hyperconvergence and Server/Storage. This will be complimented by a full service offering ranging from Solution Design to full Managed Service and everything in between. The combination of these innovative tech firms will have a combined annual turnover of over €50 million, employing more than 110 staff with over 60% of roles being in technical engineering.

While the two companies will retain both the PlanNet21 and Agile brands and continue to support and grow their customer base, they will join forces to pursue significant business opportunities.

Plannet21 are a highly specialized Cisco Gold Partner and leading provider of critical infrastructure technologies.   The company plans, builds, supports and manages ICT for large companies including Fortune 100 regulars. It assists both local and multi-national companies establish or expand their operations and achieve business objectives.

Agile Networks design, build, and support networks for some of the country’s leading businesses. The company supports over 2.3 million end users across 4,900 sites for 100 major customers every day, including 16 of the top 25 Internet Service Providers in Ireland.

Darragh Richardson, Agile Networks Managing Director, said: “We are delighted to be joining with PlanNet21 Communications. It provides us with the best of both worlds. We retain our identity and will continue to work with our existing customers, but it also allows us to collaborate and pursue major IT opportunities at home and abroad. This is a very exciting developing for the entire Agile Networks team.”

Peter Carroll, CEO, PlanNet21 Communications said: “The combination of Agile Networks and PlanNet21 Communications provides best of breed products and services for our customers. The alliance brings together some of the best architectural and technical talent in the country and couples it with accreditations from all the leading technology vendors worldwide, thus allowing us to deliver solutions for any business requirement. This is unique and we are the only company in Ireland who can offer it to our customers.”

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