Tuesday 11 December 2018

New 'Fibre Centre of Excellence' from 4site brings additional 20 jobs to Irish site

Minister Denis Naughton with Ian Duggan CEO 4site
Minister Denis Naughton with Ian Duggan CEO 4site
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

An engineering solutions firm has established a new 'Fibre Centre of Excellence' headquarters at its headquarters in Limerick.

4site, which designs, builds and maintains network infrastructure, invested €250,000 in the centre, the first of its kind in Ireland.

Founded in 2012, the company also intends to expand their highly skilled team of 70 professionals, creating 20 new roles this year.

The new 'Fibre Centre of Excellence' will allow for innovation in the design and delivery of fibre networks by bringing together the expertise of relevant engineers.

Specialised training will also be provided for graduate engineers, which specific focus on future 5G and next generation network developments.

At the centre's opening on Wednesday, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten, said that "4site’s business is a vital part of the larger telecommunications industry in Ireland".

"It is a real example of a company spotting gaps in their industry and applying expertise and new technologies to find practical solutions," he said.

Clients of 4site include Vodafone, SIRO, Cignal, Huawei, Netshare, 2RN (RTE), Three, Ericsson, Nokia and enet.

The firm provides innovative engineering solutions for major infrastructural developments in telecommunications, power, renewables and multi-site networks.

Their new customised mobile App, developed in conjunction with Esri Ireland, has resulted in a 50pc reduction in data collection time and a 25pc reduction in planning and design turn-around time – meaning significant cost and time efficiencies for clients.

CEO Ian Duggan said that this is a very exciting time for the business.

"Insatiable demand for bandwidth and rapid developments in technology are pushing the limits of existing communications networks," he said.

"The pressure to roll out advanced networks is huge and we are delighted to provide smart and effective solutions that speed up delivery time for the service providers bringing fibre to homes, businesses and existing wireless networks."

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