Who We Are

Magnet Networks headquartered in Ireland is a leading Telecommunications, Data Connectivity and Security Services provider, providing solutions to homes, businesses and enterprise customers in Ireland, throughout Europe, the US and beyond.

We have the great pleasure in being the provider of choice for many thousands of companies across the globe. Our team of over 100 staff, led by a highly experienced and dedicated leadership team take great pride in delivering solutions that work for all businesses.

Magnet Networks is owned by Columbia Ventures Corporation (CVC).

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What We Do

What we do is guided by our mission statement ‘Magnet Networks – powered by innovation, devoted to excellence – Experience the Attraction’. We are a business, we live the technology and solutions we provide. We understand not all businesses are the same that’s why we deliver a wide range of services including bespoke solutions where required. As a Network Owner we are agile, we work to your business requirements and we promise to deliver your solution your way!

Magnet Networks owns and runs its own network thus it is able to give its customers their own dedicated line that they don’t share with anyone else and lets them experience the backing of our top quality, dedicated customer care team. Our next generation service is delivered through our extensive fibre optic and copper access network

Magnet Networks has to date invested over €120 million in creating the most advanced telecoms network. Magnet Networks investment in fibre activity to and in Ireland directly influences the decisions of big data corporations to choose Magnet Networks as their telecoms, connectivity and security partner.

Magnet Networks’ Own Dedicated Network
Transatlantic Fibre Optic Cables

Part of the Magnet Networks Family

IT Group: Enabling its clients to take full advantage of the digital revolution

Since 2000, IT Group has provided equipment and services that enable its clients to take full advantage of the digital revolution. In 2019, IT Group joined the Magnet Networks group, Ireland’s most ambitious B2B connectivity provider. Together, we now offer a complete suite of connectivity and digital transformation solutions. Solutions that mean any business can benefit from world-class digital services and equipment. Wherever they choose to do business.

Aertv: Pioneer of Online TV in Ireland

Before Netflix and TV streaming was the norm that it is today Aertv emerged offering Irish users, for the first time, the ability to stream live TV over the internet. As a champion for convenient TV streaming Aertv features more than 20 TV channels which can be watched on laptops, tablets and mobiles through the app.

Leadership Team

Ken Peterson


Ken graduated from Willamette University’s College of Law in 1980. He had earlier earned an AB in Government, with High Honours, and been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa at The College of William and Mary. In 1987, while actively practicing law, he purchased and re-opened an aluminium smelter in Washington State. Subsequently he founded Columbia Ventures Corporation.

Louise McKeown Doogan

Marketing & Product Director

Louise is part of the leadership team at Magnet Networks since 2006. Working with all areas of the business ensuring our marketing and product strategy is implemented and executed expertly supporting our business growth both nationally and internationally.

Conor O Reilly


For the past twelve years Conor has been a an integral part of the leadership management team within Magnet Networks. As CFO, Conor along with his teams ensure the smooth running of our Finance, Legal & Procurement departments within Magnet Networks.

Ailish O Connor

Senior Sales Director

Since 2006 Ailish has been instrumental in the success and growth of Magnet Networks, nationality and internationally. Responsible for the complete sales function Ailish ensures the sales teams under her expert guidance deliver solutions that work for all of our clients.

Philip Clapperton

Sales Director

With over 20 years of experience in the telecoms sector Phil uses all of this experience to mentor and guide the Magnet Networks sales team to ensure that both our existing and new customers receive the best possible advice and guidance when reviewing their connectivity and telecoms needs.

Tom Wolohan

Operations Director

As the Director of Operations Tom works with a diverse group of departments within Magnet Networks ensuring we execute on our customer promise every time. With over 22 years ICT experience Tom brings his customer centric focus to the forefront of our customer solutions designs and operation management with Magnet Networks.

Shay Waldron

Operations Director

Shay and his award winning teams, work with you to ensure you have the best, service delivery, customer service and billing experience. Shay has led the team to many industry awards including the IICM Trade Credit Team of the Year and Best New-Comer to Credit Management.

Bernard Mullen

Director of Networks

Bernard is part or the leadership team in Magnet Networks since 2017. With 20 years’ experience in Networking related roles, Bernard ensures that the network is at the forefront of technology and capable of delivering the best customer experience on a secure enterprise leading Core network.

Magnet Networks:

A History of Innovation

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