Sun, 28 Feb 2021

LIMERICK, Ireland - A boost for Ireland's expanding tech sector are plans by a giant telco supplier to recruit scores of high-end telecom specialist engineers and other personnel to assist in its international expansion.

4site, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Indigo Telecom Group Limited, a global provider of telecom and data centre network support services, said it will be recruiting more than 100 people, over the next three years. With open-location and office-based roles across Ireland, the roles will span from Fibre Planners, GIS Engineers, Design Engineers, Telecoms Surveyors and Project Managers to business support roles in accounts, sales and operations. The group will be recruiting locally from Limerick and Ireland's Mid-West in the vicinity of the company's Irish headquarters at Raheen Business Park.

Established in Magor, South Wales in 1997, Indigo Telecom Group employs more than 400 people across ten offices in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany and the Netherlands. The company says it is now focused on expanding its skills portfolio to capitalise on the market opportunities around Fibre to the Home (FTTH), wireless, 5G, data centres, digitisation and telco network services. Last, Indigo Telecom Group added 140 people to its expanding payroll. 4site works with Limerick Institute of Technology and the University of Limerick to create job opportunities for their highly skilled graduates.

The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the critical importance that telecommunications infrastructure plays in keeping businesses and societies connected. Because of the economic and social disruption, people across the globe have relied more than ever on connectivity for information, interacting with loved ones, and working from home. During this period, Indigo Telecom Group, which operates in 90 countries, says it has has scaled operations to meet the growing demand of its customers.

"I am really pleased to see that Indigo Telecom Group, through its Irish subsidiary 4site is expanding in Limerick and will be recruiting over 100 people over the next three years. This is in addition to the 140 new staff that Indigo Telecom Group hired in 2020 - approximately ninety of which were here in Ireland - and underlines the company's continued commitment to the Mid-West. This year more than ever we have relied on our communications networks to keep in touch and I welcome the expansion of this sector here," Tanaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar said.

Kevin Taylor MBE, Chairman, Indigo Telecom Group, said: "We're really excited to invest in Ireland, and specifically within the Limerick and surrounding areas. This provides a great opportunity for local staff to join an organisation which is on a high growth trajectory and with plans to expand in 2021 and beyond. For people considering a career in telecoms or a new challenge, there couldn't be a better time to join a sector that is experiencing exponential growth and playing a critical role in the way we all connect with each other."

Ian Duggan, CEO, 4site and Indigo Board Member, added: "We looked at various locations to expand our existing Fibre Centre of Excellence as we see unprecedented demand for our services in new markets such as Germany and the USA. We decided on the Mid-West of Ireland due to the very best local talent that we can continue to build on and develop further. This is a great vote of confidence from Indigo Telecom Group and is testament to the brilliant local talent and the work we already do here in Limerick."

CEO of IDA Ireland, Martin Shanahan said: "Indigo Telecom Group's announcement of the expansion of its International Fibre Centre of Excellence in Limerick is a strong vote of confidence in the Mid-West Region and the availability of the skilled and talented workforce there. Today's announcement demonstrates IDA Ireland's exemplary record in winning investment for regional locations."

Indigo Telecom Group's international expansion plans includes the starting of operations in the United States, Spain, Italy and Singapore.

Entering its 24th year in business, Indigo Telecom's client portfolio includes CityFibre, Cellnex, Vodafone, Nokia, NTT and Global Switch.

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