Eircom commissions its 1,000th fibre cabinet

27 Feb 2013

Eircom Group CEO Herb Hribar with Marsha Moore from St Andrew's College, Booterstown, and Alan Craven from Catholic University School, Leeson Street, at Eircom headquarters in Dublin

Telecoms company Eircom has commissioned its 1,000th fibre cabinet, following its announcement last week that it plans to increase its fibre footprint across Ireland from 1m to 1.2m homes and businesses.

The news coincides with Eircom’s Engineers Week event at its headquarters in Dublin, where CEO Herb Hribar and Eircom engineers provided insights into their roles and careers to students from St Andrew’s College, Booterstown, and Catholic University School, Leeson Street, Dublin.

The students visited Eircom’s head office to learn about the possible engineering career options open to them.

The pupils also received an overview of how Eircom’s fibre network is built and saw first-hand how a fibre splicing machine works and the makeup of an Eircom fibre cabinet.

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic