Irish Broadband plans to expand with 60 new jobs

8 Jan 2004

Wireless internet access provider Irish Broadband has announced plans to create 60 new jobs by the end of this year.

The company will recruit staff across several areas including technical, engineering, administrative, sales and marketing. The expansion follows increased demand for wireless broadband services, the company said in a statement. Irish Broadband was recently awarded seven licences to provide wireless broadband services to 80pc of the population of the country.

“We are actively recruiting staff to provide our existing and future customers with the best, most cost-effective broadband service in the market,” said Paul Doody, managing director, Irish Broadband. “We are delivering on the Government’s vision of affordable broadband access for all sectors of the community by responding with an aggressive network rollout.”

Irish Broadband, which is a subsidiary of the public infrastructure developer National Toll Roads, has had a licence to operate wireless broadband networks since July 2002.

In November last year, the company was awarded seven licences to provide wireless broadband Internet access in the 3.5GHz band in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway, Waterford, Drogheda and Dundalk. Its service is currently available to domestic and business customers in Dublin and the network will be widened to incorporate Galway, Limerick, Waterford, Drogheda and Dundalk by the middle of this year.

By Gordon Smith