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Dublin: 23.04.2014 10.15AM
Enterprise Ireland chief exective Frank Ryan (left) with the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton, TD, (centre) and Blueface CEO Alan Foy
Voice over IP player Blueface is to create 12 new jobs as part of a €1m investment into R&D that will focus on next-generation IP telephony and cloud services.
The Enterprise Ireland-supported investment will enable the company to create globally exportable products.
The R&D initiative involves the design and development of the next generation of Blueface's IP Telephony platform and will serve both direct and managed service customers in Ireland and the UK.
“Our new R&D programme will assist us to enhance our product portfolio, create sustainable jobs and to continue to generate and develop innovative telephony solutions for our customer base in Ireland and the UK," Blueface CEO Alan Foy said.
“Enterprise Ireland's support for this initiative will directly help us to achieve those aims, underpinning our business growth both here and abroad."
Foy said Enterprise Ireland classifies Blueface as a "scaling client", meaning it is has particular potential for rapid and steady growth to quickly achieve international scale.
"Initiatives such as this one by Blueface are exactly what is required if we are to achieve the levels of growth and employment that is needed to rebuild the economy and get jobs growing again," the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton, TD, said.
“In this way we can build up a portfolio of internationally successful and competitive Irish business that will contribute to the future of the economy."