Data Edge, Ireland’s leading network and application performance management company, has been selected as EMEA Partner of the Year for 2020 by Spirent Communications – the global leader for automated test and assurance solutions.
Headquartered in Bray, Co. Wicklow, Data Edge won the Spirent ‘2020 EMEA Partner Award’ for outstanding sales achievement, the first Irish company to win this prestigious award.
Spirent has more than 140 partners across the Americas, EMEA, and APAC regions, with whom they collaborate to understand a diverse portfolio of customers’ technological and operational challenges, and to develop first-to-market solutions.
The Spirent Awards Ceremony was held virtually this year and attracted attendees from all over the world. Data Edge was recognised alongside prominent technology partners such as Laser 2000 (UK), Ampercom (Italy), Bynet Electronics (Israel), GFT, NetMetrix (Spain), Systemics PAB (Poland) as Spirent’s EMEA Partners of the Year.
Trusted by the Telecommunications industry, Academia and Government, Data Edge has been providing timing infrastructure, lab and field test equipment to Ireland’s telecommunications companies and equipment manufacturers for over 30 years, establishing a market leading position underscored by its exclusive partnerships with some of the world’s preeminent IT and performance management vendors including the likes of Spirent, Ciena Blue Planet, Microchip, Anritsu and CA Broadcom.
Data Edge’s Spirent award stems from a universal jump in the Telecom industry’s requirement to test, measure and deploy ever increasing bandwidth networks (e.g. Siro, NBI), and 5G networking technology (e.g Intel, VFI). Data Edge’s position at the top of Ireland’s traditional GPS/Rubidium/Cesium based synchronisation systems and status as leading advisor in the area of the latest packet synchronisation technologies has also led to the strong Spirent product sales.
Paul Phelan, CEO, Data Edge said: “Data Edge has been working with Spirent for over 20 years, it’s been an extremely dynamic working relationship, sometimes hard to keep up! As the world’s technologies evolve at pace, Spirent and Data Edge are at the cutting edge of telecommunications tech innovations, accelerating the adoption of the latest, fastest communications technologies – a typical example being the front-running of the 5G cellular evolution. It’s a highly interesting and rewarding place to be and every day is definitely a school day!
“Being recognised as EMEA Partner of the Year by Spirent is a testament to the drive of our team here at Data Edge, who every day go above and beyond to ensure seamless service delivery to our expanding array of high-tech clients.”