Wednesday 22 November 2017

Eircom to boost broadband in 4G drive

Adrian Weckler Technology Editor

EIRCOM has promised to extend a new high-speed mobile broadband network to 90pc of the population.

Chief executive Herb Hribar said the company's new €300m 4G mobile broadband network, launched today, could form part of a solution for broadband-starved rural communities.

"We'll push it out as far as we can," he said. "We're participating in the Government's national broadband plan and have given the Government the information they need on mapping, so they know where the gaps are."

Meanwhile, Twitter celebrated the official opening of its Dublin office yesterday with the announcement of 100 more jobs to be added over the next 12 months. The jobs will be created in sales, HR, finance, marketing, engineering, legal and user services.

"This means that outside San Francisco, the centre of gravity for finance and legal skills will always be in Dublin," said Stephen McIntyre, Twitter's managing director in Ireland.

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