Circet Ireland presented with major international award

IT WAS a proud day on Thursday for the staff and management at Circet Design and Innovation Hub in Letterkenny, Donegal when the company picked up a major international award for its broadband rollout mapping system.

Circet Design provides various turnkey solutions for the Telecoms and Power industry, covering FTTH (Fibre to the Home) and Power contracts across Ireland and the UK.

Esri Ireland, the market leader in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), recently announced that Circet Ireland and UK have received a Special Achievement in GIS Award (SAG) at Esri’s annual International User Conference in San Diego.


Circet Ireland and UK was recognised for its cutting-edge digital mapping system, built using Esri’s ArcGIS technology, which is not only underpinning operations for National Broadband Ireland (NBI) and accelerating the rollout of high-speed broadband to 23% of Ireland’s population, but also facilitating Fibre to the Home rollout projects across Ireland and the UK.

Greg Mullen, Director of Planning & Design, Circet Ireland & Uk, Gary Price – Survey Manager Ireland, Circet Ireland & UK, Daniel Mc Callion, UK Senior Design Manager, Circet Ireland & UK

Esri’s International User Conference is the world’s largest GIS conference, with over 18,000 attendees. The SAG Awards recognise outstanding applications of Esri’s ArcGIS technology, and Circet Ireland and UK was selected from over 100,000 eligible global customers.

Greg Mullen, Director of Planning and Design, Circet Ireland and UK, said: “We are thrilled to receive this prestigious global award, which a testament to the dedication and innovation of our entire team.
“The impact of ArcGIS on the services we offer to customers cannot be understated and it has become critical to our daily operations.
“Increased productivity and collaboration within the business is allowing us to focus on our continued growth and on delivering transformative services to customers. Not only has it revolutionised our own processes, but its benefits are extending to rural communities all over Ireland, enabling wider access to faster and more reliable broadband services.”

At the awards presentations were Daniel McCallion, Lareasa Mc Callion, Phillip Thompson, John Mc Monagle, Roisin Mc Cullagh, Gary Price, David Cafferkey, John Mc Dyre, Joanne Mullen Dermot O’ Kane, Greg Mullen , Eamonn Doyle

Esri’s system has led to a 20% reduction in the time taken for engineers to record network upgrades completed as part of NBI’s fibre broadband rollout, speeding up the largest infrastructural project in rural Ireland and significantly reducing costs.

In the past, survey teams faced challenges due to fragmented workflows and data handling. With ArcGIS, data input and reporting are integrated into a unified and centrally managed enterprise system.


The solution has digitally transformed the delivery of Circet Ireland’s projects across the board and has been implemented organisation-wide, streamlining workflows and enabling increased collaboration for teams in planning, design, engineering, installation, monitoring, and reporting.

Dermot O’ Kane Esri Ireland, Greg Mullen, Director of Planning & Design, Circet Ireland & Uk, Daniel Mc Callion, UK Senior Design Manager, Circet Ireland & UK, Roisin Mc Cullagh, Senior Design Manager – NBI, Circet Ireland & UK, John Mc Monagle Design Contracts Manager, Circet Ireland & Uk

Moving from paper-based processes has increased productivity and is enabling Circet Ireland and UK to provide an enhanced service to customers.

Dermot O’Kane, Head of Sales, Esri Ireland, said: “We are delighted to present Circet Ireland and UK with this award, in recognition of its innovative application of Esri’s ArcGIS technology.
“It serves as a prime example of how companies across the globe are leveraging the capabilities of GIS to enhance decision-making and tackle real-world challenges.
“Circet Ireland and UK is helping to drive enhanced connectivity with the delivery of high-speed broadband to homes and businesses across the country. It is at the forefront of infrastructural innovation, paving the way for a more connected Ireland.”

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