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Our Story

With a 20-year history, and more than 6M+ of Benetel designed radios deployed around the world, Benetel is meeting today’s challenges of virtualisation and disaggregation with leading-edge radio solutions for 5G disaggregated RAN and 4G/LTE Small Cells.
We are committed to supporting the evolving radio access networks around the world by producing Radio Units and related services that fully embrace the principle of openness. Working with leading vendors, partners, and open initiatives, such as the O-RAN ALLIANCE, the OpenAirInterface Software Alliance (OSA), and Telecom Infrastructure Project (TIP), Benetel is at the forefront of 5G radio technology.

With its presence in many geographical markets, Benetel is collaborating with the key CU/DU vendors to ensure interoperability and end to end functionality.

Our Location

Benetel is Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland on the site of what was part of the original Guinness Brewery.

Founded in 1759, when Arthur Guinness signed a 9000-year lease on a 4-acre disused brewery at St. James’s Gate, part of the terms of the original lease included ‘stabling for 12 horses’.

As the Brewery grew in size throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, more horses were needed to transport wooden casks of Guinness. The company purchased additional land around the original 4-acre site which included the site of what is known today as the Guinness Enterprise Centre. Originally a mill race, Guinness used the land to build a series of stables with an in-house forge.

The entrepreneurial spirit lives on today  as we share office space with a wide variety of startups and SME’s in technology and engineering.

Our Management Team

Benetel CEO Adrian O'Connor

Adrian O'Connor

Adrian O’Connor is CEO of Benetel. Since joining the company in 2014, he has successfully led the company through a transition -from respected Design Services provider to Small Cell module provider, into today’s position as 5G OpenRAN pioneer. With his wealth of international experience in the Telecom and Semiconductor markets, he has charted the significant growth of the company.

Originally from Limerick, Adrian lived in Germany and Switzerland, leading IBM’s Semiconductor business in Europe and holding key roles in Sales, Marketing and Operations. Today, Adrian is based in Dublin where he lives with his family.

CTO John Doyle
CTO & Co-founder

John Doyle

John Doyle is CTO and co -founder of Benetel as well as an expert in Wireless Product R&D, having worked with bluechip companies in UK, Germany and Ireland.

Prior to founding Benetel, he led and managed RF & Modem Design Teams as well as Systems Engineering and Advanced Engineering Teams in Lucent. Lucent representative for standardisation of GSM and 3G air interface. Holds several patents related to Microwave Imaging Systems and Wireless Sensor Networks.

As CTO in Benetel, John is responsible for leading the advanced roadmap towards 5G.

COO Padraig McNamara
COO & Co-founder

Padraig McNamara

Padraig McNamara is a co-founder of Benetel and has had a successful career in the Telecom arena, with roles in Japan, UK and Ireland.

He has deep radio design experience, having worked in Professional Mobile Radio (PMR) design with Kenwood in Japan, as well as designing GSM & 3G Base Stations at Motorola and Lucent. Prior to joining Benetel, Padraig held a senior engineering position in Cable Modems & Cable Modem Termination Systems (CMTS) at COM 21.
Padraig currently leads Benetel’s operations.

Alan Hynes
Director of Engineering

Alan Hynes

Alan Hynes joins Benetel as Director of Engineering having previously lead the Hardware Systems Design team in the Nokia Bell Labs Enterprise Automation division. Having most recently led teams developing network-enabled wearable devices, small cell and mMIMO systems, Alan brings a depth of experience in full-stack system engineering from silicon devices to software development in both growth stage and corporate entities.


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