Saturday September 19, 2020

Stephen Brewer: My mantra was ‘Build it and they will come’

As someone who has seen and done it all in the telecoms business, Stephen Brewer of Magnet Networks is well placed to give a verdict on the National Broadband Plan’s chances of success

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

9th February, 2020
Stephen Brewer of Magnet Networks believes we need more people with ideas. Picture: Fergal Phillips

In brief:

Name and position: Stephen Brewer, managing director, Magnet Networks

Age: 70

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