Company Profile

Benetel is based in Dublin, Ireland, and was founded in 2001 by a team of highly skilled engineers with extensive experience of base station design & deployment at major multinational companies who understood the growing importance of wireless connectivity. Benetel’s focus on Small Cells dates back to 2006 when it was among the first developers of 3G Femtocells.

Benetel today develops leading-edge hardware platform solutions for 4G/LTE eNodeB Small Cells. Offering off-the-shelf baseband and RF modules in a variety of frequency bands and output powers as well as design and test services, Benetel enables OEMs to radically increase the speed to market of the newest LTE network infrastructure.

Management Team

With a highly skilled team specialised in RF Design and Design Verification Testing (DVT) and over 15 years’ experience developing ultra-efficient and compact hardware powered by industry-leading chipsets, Benetel eNodeB solutions support increasingly challenging wireless applications in areas such as Public Protection and Disaster Relief and remote connectivity.

Adrian O’Connor



Successfully leads the Company through a transition from Design Services to a LTE Small Cell Module provider.

Adrian brings a wealth of experience in the Telecom and Semiconductor markets. Prior to joining Benetel, Adrian led IBM’s Semiconductor business in EMEA. Adrian’s career at IBM spanned 15 years and included Sales, Marketing and Operational leadership roles.

Holds an MBA and Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics, both from the University of Limerick.

John Doyle

CTO & Founder


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.

Padraig McNamara

COO & Founder


Prior to founding Benetel, Padraig 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.

Kevin Murray



Kevin has a B.B.S. and M.A. from Trinity College Dublin and is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

With over 20 years financial management experience in the IT sector, Kevin has previously run the financial shared services centre for ICL Ireland (part of the Fujitsu group).  Before joining Benetel, he was a co-founder of Buy4Now Limited and CFO for that company from incorporation to multi-million dollar trade sale.

Susanne Carpenter

Quality Manager


Susanne has more than 20 years’ experience in Quality, working with leading Telecommunications and electronics companies including Motorola, Teradyne and Intel. An experienced external assessor and is an EFQM Assessor and ISO Lead Auditor.

A graduate of TU Dublin and a Chartered Quality Professional. In 2019, Susanne was made a Fellow of the Chartered Quality Institute.

Richard Houlihan

Director of Product Management


Rich joined Benetel in April 2017 to lead the product and project management role.

Prior to Benetel, Rich successfully managed high growth product lines for a large multi-national, Maxim Integrated, following key strategic marketing and engineering manager roles in similar sized companies.  He holds an MBA from Northeastern University in Boston and a Bachelor of Electronic Engineering from Trinity College Dublin.

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