Jobs boost as telecoms software company Ammeon announces 75 new positions
A Dublin-based telecoms software company is creating up to 75 new jobs in a move that will nearly double its workforce by early next year.
Ammeon, which was founded by chief executive Fred Jones, develops software products that are typically sold on by clients to telecoms operators.
However, it has also moved into the cloud technology space, with a service that enables operators to test their mobile network without having to spend significant amounts on buying their own equipment.
Speaking to the Irish Independent, Ammeon chairman Joe Cunningham said that the company had hired close to 50 new staff in Dublin in recent weeks and was likely to add a further 20 by the first quarter of 2012.
He said that a further nine had been hired in the UK to support customers.
All the jobs are high-end specialist roles.
Ammeon was founded in 2003 and is backed by technology entrepreneur Gilbert Little and Aldiscon founder Larry Quinn. They, along with Mr Cunningham, are the three biggest shareholders in Ammeon.
Mr Cunningham is one of the pioneers of text messaging services, and believes that there is no reason why Ireland can't become the centre of excellence for the development of cloud computing services that the Government hopes.
"We have the required connectivity out of Ireland to be able to do that," he said.
Ammeon's cloud-based network testing service is typically used by mobile virtual network operators that don't own any physical network infrastructure.
Latest accounts for Ammeon show it narrowed its loss to €218,000 last year from €452,000 in 2009, while turnover declined to €4m from €5.4m.