‘Smart’ network potential to create thousands of jobs

15 Jul 2010

Details of a technology for high-speed communications called the smart network, with the potential to create thousands of jobs, are to be revealed by Communications Minister Eamon Ryan this morning.

A single infrastructure for all digital communications would make up the smart network, which involves Irish and multinational IT and entertainment firms in its testing and rollout.

Eighty jobs will result from the first phase of the network, with thousands of others being created as the network rolls out across Ireland.