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

Velocity1: Enabling a Smart City in London

Magnet Networks acquired London based broadband provider: Velocity1 in 2012. Velocity1 provides fibre optic broadband to Wembley Park and Greater West London enabling a smart city initiative for both residential and commercial properties.

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.

Mark Kellett


Leading Magnet Networks since 2007, Mark has developed Magnet Networks into the successful company it is today. Prior to joining Magnet, Mark spent 18 years working in senior finance positions in the US and Europe with firms such as Network Appliance, Sun Microsystems and Yahoo Europe.

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.

Louise McKeown Doogan

Marketing Director

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

James Canty

Product & Pre-sales Director

Part of the Magnet Networks leadership team since 2008,  James ensures Magnet Networks is at the forefront of product Innovation, including our award winning Cloud Hosted Phone Service – Magnet Voice

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.

Barry O’Toole

Chief Customer Officer

Barry is our Chief Customer Officer at Magnet Networks. He leads our operations teams and is focused on designing and delivering great experiences for our customers. Barry holds a BSc. Degree in Information and Communications Technology and an Masters of Business Administration Degree. He has over 19 years of experience in the telecoms industry in various roles and has also held positions of Director in PayPal and Head of Direct Service in Bank of Ireland.

Magnet Networks:

A History of Innovation

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