About Us

Novegen began life as Next Generation Networks Ltd in 2004 to deliver solutions and services tailored to the telecom operators in the communications markets in Ireland and the UK.

In October 2012 Next Generation Networks Ltd rebranded as Novegen to reflect the changing dynamics in the market and the different range of solutions now being offered by the company. The rebrand also reflects that the customer base now consists of companies from many different specialities such as telecoms, mobile operators, utilities, public bodies, system integrators and enterprises.

Novegen’s core business is split between Government Agencies and Industry.  Our principle activities include consultancy, supply, support of network test and assurance solutions, telecommunications transmission equipment, network accessories, power systems and sales and servicing of general purpose test equipment.

In 2013 Novegen created the brand SOCRU to cover its new software services, which cover mobile apps for surveying and workflow on telecoms networks, 3D scanning and inventory of network data. GIS based desktop solutions for automated network plan and design.


Gavin McGowan

Gavin McGowan

Novegen Director - Gavin has extensive experience in Telecommunication and Datacom solutions. 

Gavin manages the Test Tool, Instrumentation and Network Assurance portfolios and Telecom/Datacom Services. 

Gavin’s extensive experience includes 6 years at eircom (formerly Telecom Eireann) where he was a senior engineer in the Transmission System Design group among other positions. Gavin holds a Higher Diploma in Telecommunications from the Dublin Institute of Technology, a BScEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering & MA from Trinity College Dublin and also holds a Masters Degree in Technology, Innovation and Business Administration from the Smurfit Business School, University College Dublin.

Gavin is a member of the National Institute of Technology Management and Engineers Ireland, holds numerous qualifications in the field of Test & Measurement and is a qualified CECP with the Metro Ethernet Forum. 

Emmanuel Kennedy

Emmanuel Kennedy

Novegen Director - Emmanuel brings a wealth of experience in telecommunication solutions.

Emmanuel manages the Radio Transmission, WDM, Mobile Broadband, Media Conversion & Power Portfolios.

With his background in Electronics and Telecoms, Emmanuel has worked for companies such as Intel (Process Improvement Engineering), Telecom Eireann (SDH, WDM & Fibre Design & Implementation), Meteor (SDH Design), Ericsson (WDM Sales Engineering) and OpenOptics (Operations Manager).

Emmanuel holds a BEng in Electronic Engineering from Dublin City University and an MBS in Strategic Procurement from Dublin City University. Emmanuel holds numerous qualifications in the field of WDM, SDH & radio transmission and is a qualified CECP with the Metro Ethernet Forum. 

Aidan Magee

Aidan Magee

Aidan joined Novegen in 2013 and has over 15 years experience in the areas of Fibre, Wireless, Core Transmission, related IT systems and Optical Access technologies.

Aidan is responsible for Novegens new SOCRU software product and associated design services.

He has extensive experience in optical, microwave networks and  software design tools/GIS systems used in the Telecoms arena.

In addition to being a Prince2 Certified Project Manager Practitioner, Aidan holds a BSc in Opto-Electronics from The University of Essex and has an IP networks and managment qualification from Carlow IT.

Aidan is currently studying for a post grad in business and managment at the William J Clinton Leadership institute of Queens University Belfast.

Substantial experience of SDH, Optical DWDM CWDM, PDH, and IP radio networks

Optical network design and testing OTDR, OSA, BERT and optical power meters

Training courses in Optical networks and Radio planning.

Layer2 Layer3 network protocols
Introduction and design of IT systems to support network provisioning and control.
Introduction of new technology into existing networks 
Telecom access and core network civil works
Ethernet, IP/DCN Radio test experience using Ericsson, Alcatel and NSN equipment
Operations and field support for deployed transmission hardware
Cisco CCNA IP/Ethernet course for Computer networks completed