Entanet Ranked In EMEA’s 500 Fastest Growing Technology Companies


Communications provider Entanet has achieved further recognition of its significant levels of organic growth with a ranking of 435th in this year’s Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA

The privately-owned communications provider achieved the ranking based on a revenue growth rate of 413 per cent over the last five years, identifying it as one of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in EMEA.

Commenting on the award, Entanet’s Head of Marketing, Darren Farnden said: “To feature in a ranking of the top 500 technology companies across 26 countries in EMEA is a real achievement. We believe our sustained growth is due to our commitment to innovation and investment. Entanet remains the only non-BT company to have invested fully in Wholesale Broadband Connect (WBC), the wholesale platform via which BT delivers its 21st Century services. This investment has enabled us to remain at the forefront of the industry, becoming the first provider to offer 21CN- based ADSL2+ services.”

As part of the annual ranking, Deloitte surveyed the companies about their explosive growth and their thoughts on the opportunities, challenges and threats they face. As part of this process, the company looks at how firms have innovated and invested in ongoing research and development. Entanet made the decision two years ago to invest heavily in creating a UK-wide network infrastructure and become an early adopter of next generation connectivity services. “Our strategic commitment to being the first non-BT company to take WBC at all of the 20 locations that form 21CN, is a reflection of the ambition and determination of Entanet to invest in the future and build a healthy long-term business that is both sustainable and delivers significant value to its partners and customers,” said Farnden.

“Making the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA ranking is a testament to a company’s commitment to technology,” says David Halstead, partner in charge of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 EMEA programme. “Because Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA measures sustained revenue growth over five years, being one of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in EMEA is an impressive achievement. Entanet deserves a lot of credit for its remarkable growth.”

This is the latest achievement in a long list of awards for Entanet. In 2008, Entanet’s impressive organic growth rate saw the company ranked 50th in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 and 61st in the Sunday Times Techtrack 100 – a position it maintained this year. The company also achieved a top 100 ranking in the Tech Media Invest Top 100 in 2009.